Michael Walch

Digital Tea House article on Domus Web

Posted in Digital Tea House Project by michaelwalch on 27 October, 2010

First, we at GSAPP are trying to get more creative with our project name.  I proposed calling it the Field House/Tea House in reference to the ways the programmatic attractors in Grasshopper work as weights within a field of influence, the focus within the project on the detailed treatment of various surfaces and deviations from regular components, as well as the more literal space and the way it is connected to the outdoors.  So, Field House/Tea House by GSAPP.

Now the continued exciting news: the tea house project has been written up in Domus online!  It includes lots of photos along individual descriptions of all three projects.  The text of the article is attributed to Kaon Ko (of Noiz Architects) and Salvator-John Liotta (Postdoc at University of Tokyo Department of Architecture) – both were integral to organizing the project.  Many thanks to them!  There are rumors of an article in an upcoming print issue of Domus… we’ll see!

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  1. Luke said, on 24 November, 2010 at 3:21 AM

    I really like the Digital Tea House and was happy to stumble upon your blog after scouring the web for many months looking for similar projects. I own a cafe and am in the process(very very beginning) of doing a temporary installation focusing on specialty coffee (in-conjunction with an architect) & a few other bits and pieces.

    I enjoyed reading your thought process, especially…
    “This would be reflected on the ceiling as a three-dimensional field of hanging strings, which would move in response to people entering and moving around the space as well as breezes which would flow through the upper reaches of the space. The space registers presence and movement of the tea participants as well as the light and air”

    Gave me some good little light bulb moments.

    Anyway cool project!! Would love to read more of people describing their processes of designing. I’m neither architect nor designer but want to pick up a few little insights.

    Cheers


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