Tokujin Yoshioka's Modern Tea House Boasts a Transparent Design

By: Jana Pijak - Oct 7, 2014
References: tokujin & design-milk
This modern tea house is a contemporary translation of Japanese cultural rituals. The glass-constructed structure is unlike most Oriental architecture that traditionally boasts a wooden materiality. Tokujin Yoshioka's Glass Tea House is a fresh take on the designer's cultural background and is as beautiful as Japan's devotion to tradition.

Traditional, tea ceremonies are held to appreciate nature while connecting with your inner self. This modern tea house features a transparent design and is created as an architectural translation of traditional tea rituals. Tea is transparent and symbolic, much like this detailed and fragile structure. The sculptural model pays tribute to designer Tokujin Yoshioka's background and rejects the idea of traditional construction techniques that put a heavy focus on wood and paper designs.