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Tea House / David Jameson Architect

  • 01:00 - 22 December, 2010
Tea House / David Jameson Architect
Tea House / David Jameson Architect, © Paul Warchol Photography
© Paul Warchol Photography

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  • Project Manager

    Christopher Cabacar
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    Linton Engineering
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    RKI, Inc.
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© Paul Warchol Photography
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From the architect. The Tea House is nestled within a leafy backyard of a suburban home. Constructed of bronze and glass, the new structure references the form of a Japanese lantern and functions as a tea house, meditation space, and stage for the family's musical recitals. This project recently received a 2010 Washington DC AIA Award of Merit.  Photographs and drawings of the Tea House designed by David Jameson Architect following the break.

© Paul Warchol Photography
© Paul Warchol Photography
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Model Axonometric Entry Elevation Diagram +24

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.

© Paul Warchol Photography
© Paul Warchol Photography

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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© Paul Warchol Photography
Cite: "Tea House / David Jameson Architect" 22 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/98162/tea-house-david-jameson-architect/>
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Barby Omodei · September 03, 2012

#architecture + nature = relax ..Tea House ..http://t.co/nmyJ6sno

Catherine Smith · July 10, 2012

Another cool teahouse to ponder, again. Delight! http://t.co/7SOqjBiH #architecture

LoveLetterArchitects · July 09, 2012

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Bienes Raíces · June 23, 2012

RT @barby_omodei #arquitectura hermoso espacio para la meditación..Tea House http://t.co/zaPXFGKA vía @archdaily... http://t.co/o4rlCcPp

Arquitectura · June 23, 2012

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Barby Omodei · June 23, 2012

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Brenda Be · August 08, 2011

Tea House / David Jameson Architect | ArchDaily beautiful floating house, like a swinging tree house
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Nicholas Patten · December 25, 2010
Michael Baugus · December 25, 2010

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Red Wolf · December 25, 2010

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KOMIYAMA Lab. A.P.U. · December 24, 2010

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Architektourist · December 24, 2010

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leslie kingery · December 24, 2010

RT @NewsArch: Big fan of the over-emphasized structure on this little tea house. #architecture http://bit.ly/ecysUM ?? via @arch_girl @ ...

Frederic Terral · December 23, 2010

Tea anyone? http://bit.ly/gtDRNA

Keith · December 23, 2010

The beams are definitely there. Not so sure their presence are being ignored or left out of the concept, though. I appreciate that they reinforce the idea of hanging and the images of a hanging Japanese lantern seem to be evoked as suggested. I'm understanding the notion of "floating" as an allegorical description of the tea house (as a singular object) in relation to the landscape, not a literal description. Beautiful work. Appreciate that a project such as this was realized in the greater Washington, DC metro area which generally has a conservative taste for architecture.

John Cruice · December 23, 2010

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Martien Cloud · December 23, 2010

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Joeleen Yoo · December 23, 2010

I could live and work in such a pavilion l Tea House / David Jameson Architect | ArchDaily http://t.co/kXPCoY6 #Architecture

sudark · December 23, 2010

its very pretty but I do not think I can appreciate the cheesiness of the concept. The industrial beams are to obvious to ignore or leave out of the concept; its not floating, but hanging.

c fraulino · December 23, 2010

-- this is a totally ridiculous exercise in structural gymnastics. the owner(s) must have won lotto or looking real hard for a tax deduction...

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Tea Leaf Times · December 23, 2010

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Eric Skiba · December 23, 2010

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christopher cabacar · December 23, 2010

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