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A1 House / A1Architects

  • Architects: A1Architects
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Architects In Charge: Lenka Křemenová, David Maštálka
  • Area: 220.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: David Maštálka

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Tea Mountain, the teashop / A1Architects

  • Architects: A1Architects
  • Location: Křižíkova 488/115, 186 00 Prague 3-Karlín, Czech Republic
  • Architect In Charge: MgA. Lenka Křemenová, MgA. David Maštálka
  • Area: 55.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: A1Architects – MgA. David Maštálka

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Black Teahouse / A1Architects

  • Architects: A1Architects
  • Location: Česká Lípa, Czech Republic
  • Architect In Charge: Lenka Křemenová, David Maštálka
  • Area: 10.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of A1Architects

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The Evolution of the Japanese Tea House

© Kenta Mabuchi
© Kenta Mabuchi

Tea ceremonies have evolved a great deal since they first got their start in the ninth century, and as the ceremonies have grown and shifted in purpose, so have the tea houses that hold them. Initially tea was seen as a medicine used to cultivate the mind, body and spirit; tea was seen as good for monks because it helped them to stay awake for long periods of meditation. For this reason, the military class sponsored the construction of large zen temples for monks to drink tea in. As tea began to grow in popularity beyond the temple, tea ceremonies became a source of entertainment for members of the upper class who could afford to gamble, read poetry and attend tea parties in extravagant pavilions. More information after the break.

Papelote Stationery Shop / A1Architects

  • Architects: A1Architects
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Project Architects: Lenka Křemenová, David Maštálka
  • Client: papelote s.r.o. / Kateřina Šachová, Denisa Havrdová, Filip Šach
  • Area: 57.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010

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Hat Teahouse / A1Architects

  • Architects: A1Architects
  • Location: Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Architects: A1Architects
  • Design: Lenka Křemenová, David Maštálka / A1Architects
  • Carpenter: Vojtěch Bilišič, Slovakia
  • Area: 325.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of a1architects

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D.Vision Dental Clinic / A1Architects

  • Architects: A1Architects
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Architects: A1Architects
  • Project Team: Lenka Křemenová, David Maštálka
  • Client: Dr. Radek Pokorný, Dr. Dita Hašková
  • Graffiti: Alexey Klyuykov & Vít Svoboda / CAP
  • Area: 150.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Courtesy of A1Architects

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