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A Floating Minimalist Bamboo Teahouse

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A floating tea house and bamboo courtyard is designed by the Chinese architect Sun Wei, a partner with HWCD (Harmony World Consulting & Design).

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The very unusual structure is located in the garden Shiqiao in Yangzhou, a city northwest of Shanghai.

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For the most part, the outlines are just barely sketched in bamboo, offering a division of space that is almost merely theoretical.

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The courtyard space is divided by ‘walls’ made using very loose screens of bamboo.

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These sparsely delineated spaces created are intended to offer a meditative environment for the enjoyment of tea making.

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Tall rows of bamboo sticks create outdoor corridors arranged asymmetrically.

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For thousands of years, tea has remained among the most precious of China’s cultural heritages.

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Likewise, the tea house builds on its Chinese heritage, using both the traditional yellow bricks and bamboo of ancient building techniques.

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Traditionally, Yangzhou courtyards are formed with pavilions facing an interior, creating an interior landscape space.

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As in traditional Chinese temples, a water feature is at the center of the courtyard.

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The serene spaces bring together traditional Asian aesthetics and contemporary minimal design language.

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The tea garden blends the traditional Chinese garden mixed with the natural environment.

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A delightful spot to relax, and muse on the ephemeral nature of life, while partaking in China’s thousand year old tradition of tea drinking.

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