Design competition for the tea room for Kanagawa Architecture festival,in Yokohama,JIA Kanagawa

Client: JIA Kanagawa
 Atelier mfmaarch
Mission: Concept design for the tea room, the smallest community space. Kanagawa Architecture Festival 2017
Total Floor Area: 1.8m2 x 1.8m2

Global cost: YEN, Production cost 100,000(Excluding Taxes), Reward 100,000(Excluding Taxes)

Status: Design Competition 
Year: 2017
Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa


Design concept:


It is said that the tea room is a space where hosts and guests interact with each other through a direct intercourse by tasting wabi-cha(one of the Japanese tea style).

On the other hand, it is positioned as the states like aspects/voices which represent modality, behavior, form because diverse range of people utilize it for miscellaneous situation and purpose.

Clumped curved body and water resistant papers make shades of miscellaneous white, gray and black woven by light and visualize the relationship between inside and outside together with opening and pots.

Metal net pots visualize the relationship with varied in-out forces in the form of coagulation and shape the tea room in the new definite state as aspect/voice by breaking symmetry.

The skin of the tea room is composed of1,594 pieces of waterproof papers whose templates of around 10cm each are developed by its model

and positioned in four vertices of the frames with natural adhesives in fuselage fabrication and emerges its entire aspect.

Mostly, 8 to 10 pieces of Japanese papers of 1.8m each will be used for template making.

Frames are composed of 196 pieces of recycled plate card boards which can be cut easily by cutter knives and frame joints are made by fabrication in which vertical frames with recess and horizontal ones with excess can be embedded and assembled quickly.

My digital data will be used for fabrication of metal net pots through CAD/CAM by specialized makers.

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