Floating Japanese Tea House

Talk about Feng shui! American architect David Jameson built this amazingly tranquil floating tea house, which also functions as a dining room, meditation area and a stage for the family's musical recitals.

Hanging like a Japanese lantern in the garden of a suburban home northwest of Washington D.C., visitors enter through a 10 cm-thick wooden door, where a faceted timber ceiling points down into the center of the room.

The structure is made of bronze and glass, and is suspended in mid-air with a pair of steel arms. Shoots of bamboo surround the pavilion, which is illuminated at night by lights in the floor.

Photos by Paul Warchol
David Jameson's website via [Archdaily], [Dezeen]

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