Jars of tea and second-hand books are separated in stacked wooden cubes at a Taipei teahouse. More
Visitors to this timber tea house sit beneath a woven rope dome with a gilded skylight and a hanging teapot in the middle. More
A music recital room resembling a Japanese tea house hangs like a lantern in the garden of a residence northwest of Washington DC. More
Endhoven designer Joon Lee has created this tea set where all the cups are linked to a central jug by ropes. More
We're heading to Tokyo today for Tokyo design week so, while we're on the plane, here is some contemporary Japanese architecture for you to enjoy, courtesy of New Zen, a recent book about contemporary Japanese tea houses published by 8Books. The project shown here is Souan Tea House by Toshihiko Suzuki, which was built in 2003.