The Gourmet Tea / Alan Chu

The Gourmet Tea / Alan Chu

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  • Architects: Alan Chu
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  90
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Djan Chu

Text description provided by the architects. The colors of the little tins of the 35 blends offered by “the gourmet tea” are the inspiration for the first teahouse of this brand.

The Gourmet Tea / Alan Chu - Chair
© Djan Chu

The design aims an economic solution to rapidly transform the small house into a concept store.


The walls were peeled, the structure and the bricks which became apparent were painted with white color, the original floor was maintained, the roof was lowered in order to eliminate interference of the beams and allow the indirect and continuous lightning which sweeps the walls emphasizing the depth of the long and narrow space of the building.

The Gourmet Tea / Alan Chu - Facade, Chair
© Djan Chu

The only furniture made of plywood on which a colorful adhesive was applied, organizes all the space of the shop. It gathers balcony, store, box, tidbits and staging area.

The Gourmet Tea / Alan Chu - Image 4 of 14
© Djan Chu

The minimalist organization of the space associated with the simplicity of finishes allows the product (tea) stands out in a precise and smooth way.

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Address:Sao Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil

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Cite: "The Gourmet Tea / Alan Chu" 24 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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