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Sunday, February 17, 2008

High Tea

Okay, I want one of these. This summer we will continue work on a contemplative garden @ Westwinds and I can't stop thinking about how cool it would be to have one of these in the garden as a prayer tent/meditation tent. Anyone have any connections with Kengo Kuma? Think he would donate one?

"Japanese Tea Houses are among the most beautiful and serene structures on the planet, and are usually minimalist in design and modest in size. Kengo Kuma has built an inflatable one for the garden of the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt. According to the Museum: "Kengo Kuma develops the traditional teahouse architecture further, while at the same time venturing onto entirely unexplored territory with regard to his design. In search of flexible buildings - Kuma uses the term “weak architecture” - he has arrived at a truly ephemeral structure with this project. ..."--quoted from reBlog.