Since ancient times, Chinese people have been enjoying tea. Tea culture has a long history. The ancients used a cup of tea to describe the sky, earth, mountains, water, benevolence, and wisdom that were deeply loved by the literati. As a poem goes "Wind blows the tea smoke which is floating on the bamboo couch, petals falling into the green pool with flowing water." This artistic conception, need people to be calm down and have the leisurely state of mind to understand.
Architecture: G&S Design
Location: Shenzhen, China
Completion: March 2018
Designers: Liangchao Li, Zhigang Wen, Yuanman Huang
Team: Wenjuan Zhong, Xiaoqing Huang, Weifang Xiang
Photography: Miangui Huang
From the architect: A quiet place in the busy city is a rare thought and desire for the contemporary people. Tea in the cup and drink it slowly, you can enjoy a quiet and unique realm. This is the unique atmosphere that the tea house needs to create.
Inside the space, the layers’ undulations outline the Zen feeling in the space; several free blocks are singled out and suspended, and the walls are combed and reconstructed in an orderly manner. All this makes the interior space rich and diverse. Different physical relationships create different atmospheres under different lighting conditions, different body masses, and different functions. Various materials are blended with the white walls and never conflict with each other, which achieves a harmonious balance.
The grey bricks and white walls are not overly ostentatious. The designer focuses on creating the connection between space and space, interior and external environment. The first is to create space and streamlines, and then to give space a certain cultural and spiritual connotation, trying to bring about a leisurely space experience for the viewers. Looks simple, but also plentiful.
In this area, light wooden screens filter the bright light into dappled shadow; the ancient deep vat like a stress mark in the light space, concentrating the visual focus to the center. The antique sculpture stood solemnly, and the wrought iron lantern hangs low from the ceiling; the ebony stacking was orderly. Rattan furniture is antique; gray stones and bricks have ancient feeling. So the viewers stroll through the whole space, and feel the Zen in everywhere.
Oneness of Dhyana and Tea. This is the designer's interpretation of the context of the tea house, and also an expression of the concept of creating the space atmosphere.
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