Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Lotus & Bamboo Tea Room in China by Shanghai Minax Architects
October 28th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Shanghai Minax Architects
The Shanghai design studio MINAX has just finished a tearoom called Lotus & Bamboo Tea roomfor the 2014 China International Aquilaria Culture Exposition & living Space Exhibition.
The Lotus & Bamboo tearoom is composed of 500 6cm-diameter bamboo pieces, which each has different heights. The order of height follows the shape of an ellipsoid space inside a cube. Spot lamps fill the cut of bamboos, so when you enter the space, you will find the substantial portion of the cubes dissolved, thus remaining the empty ellipsoids emerging around you.
A lotus theme furnishes the space. In the middle of the space, there is a long tea table called Qushui (meaning winding creek in Chinese). Wooden lotus blooms layer the top of the table, with water flowing through intricately carved canals, thus making the table come alive.
The combination of Bamboo, wood, light and tea forms a multi-dimensional sense of the space.
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