Tea House by David Jameson Architect

By • Sep 2, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Virginia-based studio David Jameson Architect has designed the Tea House project in 2009.

Located in a backyard of a suburban home in the city of Bethesda, Maryland, USA, the 180 square foot hanging structure functions as a tea house, meditation space, and stage for the family’s musical recitals.

Tea House by David Jameson Architect:

“A hanging bronze and glass object inhabits the backyard of a suburban home. The structure, which evokes the image of a Japanese lantern, acts as a tea house, meditation space, and stage for the family’s musical recitals.

After experiencing the image of the lantern as a singular gem floating in the landscape, one is funneled into a curated procession space between strands of bamboo that is conceived to cleanse the mind and prepare one to enter the object.

After ascending an origami stair, the visitor is confronted with the last natural element: a four inch thick, opaque wood entry door. At this point the visitor occupies the structure as a performer with a sense of otherworldliness meditation.”

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