Shigeru Ban Tea House

 - Apr 3, 2008
References: yankodesign
Architect Shigeru Ban designed the Tea House which was made from paper-based building materials. It was designed to show how materials can be recycled and reused using low-tech construction, ideal for temporary housing for situations like disaster relief.

They also quipped about the house being perfect for "those cozy afternoons drinking tea and healing from paper cuts." The house comes with a table and four stools and a waiting area.

Clearly, it is not a house you should plan to retire in but it would be a perfect dwelling for situations following natural disasters where people need a roof over their heads ASAP.