Oribe Tea House | Kengo Kuma and Associates
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Japan 2005Oribe Tea House

Gifu
Pavilion
Completed
12
1F

A temporary, mobile tea room. Corrugated plastic boards 5mm thick are arrayed at 65mm intervals and fixed together using banding bands. Once the bands are unfastened, the tea room returns to an assembly of cheap elements, making it easy to move. The entire form resembles an irregularly-shaped cocoon, and is an homage to Furuta Oribe’s deformed tea ceremony bowl.

Team Shuji Achiha Construction Kokosha Publication Pen 2007/01/15 , GA JAPAN 78 , GA JAPAN 78 , Shinkenchiku 2005/06