This Glass Tea House is on Display at a Historical Temple in Japan

By: Rebecca Byers - Apr 28, 2015
References: architecturelab.net
This stunning Glass Tea House is an artistic interpretation of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. The delicate Glass Tea House by Tokujin Yoshioka is currently installed at a historical temple in Kyoto, Japan.

The starring feature of an exhibition titled 'TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA KOU-AN Glass Tea House,' the tiny glass hut is a conceptual exploration of the origins of the Japanese tea ceremony and its role in modern day Japan.

Designed as a sensory experience above all else, the tea house is only amplified by its epic agricultural surroundings of the hills of Kyoto. An intriguing and intelligent exploration of light and spatial perception, the glass tea house creates a prism effect when the sun shines on it.