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Tea House / David Jameson Architect

  • Architects: David Jameson Architect
  • Location: Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Architects: David Jameson Architect, Inc.
  • Principal: David Jameson
  • Project Manager: Christopher Cabacar
  • Structural Engineer: Linton Engineering
  • Contractor: RKI, Inc.
  • Area: 180.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Paul Warchol Photography

© Paul Warchol Photography © Paul Warchol Photography © Paul Warchol Photography © Paul Warchol Photography

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

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.

© Paul Warchol Photography
© Paul Warchol Photography
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