Takasugi-an is the name of this handmade Japanese tea house, which translates to, “a tea house [built] too high.” Guests must climb a freestanding ladder and leave their shoes on a platform partway up. Inside, the space is a tiny 29 sq. ft. (that’s four and a half tatami mats) and overlooks the town where the artist grew up. The two supporting chestnut trees were cut from a nearby mountain and brought in to the site. By Terunobu Fujimori. (via Dezeen) Unusual Home, Little Houses, Babayaga, Trees Houses, Baba Yaga, Treehouse, Unusual Houses, Design Home, Teas Houses
Treehouse | 'You can see it in summer, The tree’s leaves all aglow, The rain’s watered the wood, So the house’s tree, it could grow. Strong it now sits, still in that old wood, Wishing for children, Wishing it could, See its dear girl, All young once again, And hear her call out, And quiet storms now and then...' ~Rae Hitchings, from'The Treehouse'
ichiya-tei (one-night teahouse), 2003 • architectural design by terunobu fujimori + nobumichi ohshima (ohshima atelier)