Kengo Kuma - Breathing Architecture: The Teahouse of the Museum of Applied Arts Frankfurt / Das Teeh

Kengo Kuma - Breathing Architecture: The Teahouse of the Museum of Applied Arts Frankfurt / Das Teeh

Kuma: Fischer, V.; Schneider, Ulrich

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  • 9783764387877
  • Hardback
  • English
  • 132
  • Birkhauser
  • Apr 2008
Kengo Kuma s Teahouse is a masterly reinterpretation of a classical Japanese building type. Delivered in August 2007 for the Park of the Frankfurt Museum of Applied Arts (a Richard Meier Building), Kuma s innovative structure in flexible, semi-transparent, breathing Tenara-Membrane - inflated by means of a pneumatic system to a blossom-like form - houses in the interior the classical elements for Japanese tea ceremony. Integrated LED technology allows the use of the teahouse at night; the interior can be heated by way of the membrane.
The monograph, including an original text by Kuma himself, gives an in-depth documentation of this lyrical temporary structure - an outstanding example of ephemeral architecture, combining poetry and technology - with many unpublished sketches, technical plans and with splendid colour photographs.