Floating Tea House

浮庵 (フアン)


Floating Tea House

Exhibition title: World O-CHA (Tea) Festival 2007 (and other exhibitions)
Venue: Granship -Shizuoka Convention Arts Center- / 79-4 Ikeda, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka, Japan
2007.11.01 – 2007.11.04
Tea House
7.29m2

It seems that a teahouse is after all a kind of device of virtual reality. You can produce every kind of reality there that is completely cut off from the real world. What we aimed in Fuan was a sense of ‘floating body’. In order to achieve this, we created a huge balloon packed and floated by helium gas, and surrounded the space with an extraordinarily light cloth called ‘super organza’, that weights only 11g per 1㎡. It is precisely a celestial robe of an angel in the Japanese legend. Fuan is the ultimate temporary architecture in which you can drift about in the wind and go wherever you like.