The New Stuff

glass tea house mondrian pavilion by hiroshi sugimoto

Glass tea house by Hiroshi Sugimoto brings tradition and technology within transparent walls


glass tea house mondrian pavilion by hiroshi sugimoto

Drinking tea together in a sophisticated manner is an ancient tradition in Japan. The ceremony is called Chanoyu, Sado, or simply ‘Ocha’ in Japanese, in which Japanese green tea is served to the guests with sweets to balance it’s bitter taste. Along with the guests, the host, the seating arrangement and the tea; a serene place is also required to enjoy this tradition to the fullest. Keeping this in mind, a Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto has designed a sublime tea house, dubbed the Glass Tea House Mondrian Pavilion that was presented at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale.

The subtle Glass Tea House Mondrian Pavilion is located on Venetian island of San Giorgio Maggiore. The artist has beautifully united wood, glass and water to create a quite and transparent place for conducting the Japanese tea ceremony. The entire construction includes an open-air landscape, courtyard and an enclosed glass-wood cube where the ceremony is performed. Paying tribute to the Venice’s storied glass makers, Sugimoto has made use of Venetian glass along with cedar wood frame to make a solid pavilion.

glass tea house mondrian pavilion by hiroshi sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto says,

I decided that a Japanese transliteration of the name ‘Mondrian’ would be an ideal name. I combined three characters that betoken ‘a modest house where one can hear the birds sing.’ I like to think that this tea house was designed by Mondrian after he heard Sen no Rikyû speaking to him through the singing of the birds.

The glass structure is constructed amidst a reflecting water pool made of glass mosaics and staggered wooden landings throughout the landscape lead the guests to this glass structure. The designer has combined culture of Japan with proficiency and handcraft techniques to construct this simple yet elegant tea house.

Via: Blog.2modern

The following two tabs change content below.
A soft hearted girl, Garima finds herself to be lucky to be born in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. With a writing experience of three years, she has been writing for various renowned blogs and absolutely enjoys her work. She is a firm believer of God and holds a positive attitude towards life. She is a big chatter box and adores every kind of music.

Recently Published

£695,000 Compton House
»

£695,000 Compton House boasts distinct ecological amenities

Mad Catz S.U.R.F.R Media Console
»

Mad Catz S.U.R.F.R media console controls smart connected living room

New Town Builders’ Net-zero Energy Homes
»

New Town Builders’ net-zero energy homes reduce power utility costs

Archiblox Carbon-positive Prefab Home
»

Archiblox carbon-positive prefab home makes positive impact on environment

World's First Plantable Coffee Cup
»

Plantable coffee cup biodegrades to replenish local flora

World’s most expensive scoop of ice cream
»

World’s most expensive scoop of ice cream gilded with 23-carat gold

Kids Imagination Furniture
»

Kids Imagination Furniture line to foster their creativity

Pushel Snow Clearing Tool
»

Pushel is ergonomic tool for easier and faster snow removal

KFC’s Edible Scoff-ee Cup
»

KFC’s edible Scoff-ee Cup made from biscuit and white chocolate

Seat Away Portable Chair by Emanuele Meinero
»

Seat Away portable chair travels with you to any location

Kaprys Home by Estudio Galera Arquitectura
»

Kaprys home rests atop a sand dune surrounded by wood

Duotable by Michael Hilgers
»

Duotable space-saving desk is designed to serve twofold purpose

Hive Smart Home Automation
»

Hive hub offers home automation and entertainment at your finger tips

Beach Hampton by Bates Masi Architects
»

Beach Hampton: Timber-clad beach house by Bates Masi Architects

Close Comfort Personal Air Conditioner
»

Close Comfort 350-watt personal AC for both indoor and outdoor use

Share with your friends










Submit