Floating Tea House

浮庵 (フアン)

Fuan 浮庵  A new form of tea house made of the lightest fabric in the world  世界一軽量の布でつくる新しい茶室のかたち
The tea house can be made quickly with only the fabric and the balloon  世界のどこでも、布とバルーンさえ輸送すれば、瞬時に茶室ができあがる
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Floating Tea House

浮庵 (フアン)

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
7.29 m2

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 m2 . 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.