HWCD Creates Zen-Filled Tea House In Yangzhou
September 24, 2012
This stunning tea house created by HWCD Associates is a brick and bamboo oasis built right on top of a lake. The building is not only inspired by the traditional tea house design with an interior landscape, but it also incorporates the special relationship between harvesting and drinking tea, creating a unique opportunity for visitors to have a different experience each visit. Read More.
The bamboo sticks along each wall are situated both horizontally and vertically to create depth and illusion while navigating the outdoor walkways.
Lights are inset into each door frame to create a sort of glowing fireplace atmosphere at the entrance of each gray brick building. Tiny lights are also embedded into the walkway floor as delicate guides.
The natural elements of stone and bamboo echo the relationship tea pickers have with nature and the repetitive, time consuming work put into harvesting the best tea.
Similarly, the art of drinking tea is an experience in itself. Each cup of tea is a different experience, and the designers aimed to create unique corridors, windows, voids and rooms that create layers of visual “taste” for each visitor.