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Constructing Fujimori’s Teahouse

Follow the path, take your shoes off, climb the ladder and enjoy the view of the garden…

In a special commission for The Japanese House, architect Terunobu Fujimori has designed his largest teahouse yet, responding to the Barbican gallery and reflecting the fantastical architectural style for which he is known.

We joined Fujimori and students from Kingston University who helped build the teahouse, for a trip to Weald and Downland Living Museum to watch the traditional wood-charring process and then back to the Barbican to learn more about the 400 year old history and traditions of Japanese teahouses and tea ceremonies and hear more about the designs for the Barbican’s very first teahouse.

I think that the teahouse can work as the basis for all architecture and I work based on this idea.

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