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The Hanging Tea House

Washington DC  –  David Jameson

Year built:     2009
Approximate Area:     16 m2 (173 sq. ft.)
Photography:     Paul Warchol

Bronze, timber and bamboo give this ‘me space’ the look and feel of a Japanese tea house. Suspended from a pair of steel arms, it hangs like a lantern in the garden of the residence.

The Hanging Tea House - David Jameson Architect
The Hanging Tea House – David Jameson Architect


The landscaping has been designed to frame the building and lead the eye and body up origami steps to a 100mm (4″) think timber door. The owners use the room for music performances, occasional dining, and as a quiet space for contemplation.

The design has won numerous awards including the 2012 American Architecture Award and the 2012 International Architecture Award.

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Nice?  Then you may want to look at another, simple but elegant teahouse – Tea House in a garden


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