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  5. David Jameson Architect
  6. 2009
  7. Tea House / David Jameson Architect

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
  • Structural Engineer

    Linton Engineering
  • Contractor

    RKI, Inc.
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© Paul Warchol Photography
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Text description provided by the architects. 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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Plan

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.

© Paul Warchol Photography
© Paul Warchol Photography
Cite: "Tea House / David Jameson Architect" 22 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/98162/tea-house-david-jameson-architect/> ISSN 0719-8884
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