High up Tea House in Japan
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Tree House - no, wait - make that Tea House... Built by Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori, in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. He named it “Takasugi-an”, which means “Too Tall”...
Elevated Tea House, Chino City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan - tea masters typically rein over the building of their teahouses with intense passion. Architect Terunobu Fujimori built himself a treehouse called Takasugi-an, which translates from Japanese to "tea house [built] too high", is more exclusive than most nightclubs: access gained via 2 movable ladders propped against a supporting tree.
Architect Terunobu Fujimori built himself a treehouse he called Takasugi-an, which translates from Japanese to "a tea house [built] too high." Ternunobu's treehouse is more exclusive than most nightclubs: Access is gained via two movable ladders propped against a supporting tree.
Architect Terunobu Fujimori built himself a treehouse he called Takasugi-an, which translates from Japanese to "a tea house [built] too high."
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Photo: Sjonnie van der Kist This fairytale treehouse in Hokuto, Japan is supported by a single cypress trunk and surrounded by a bevy of cherry blossom trees. Built by architect Terunobu Fujimori for the Kiyoharu Shirakaba Museum, the charming treehouse is actually a Japanese teahouse that was built specifically for enjoying the cherry blossoms in full bloom.
This fairy-tale treehouse in Hokuto, Japan is supported by a single cypress trunk and surrounded by a bevy of cherry blossom trees.
Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air. This one is the Teahouse Tetsu. Tree houses should always have a bit of transportive magic to them, the sense you are escaping to another world, and nothing conjures that feeling of fantasy like this tea house built on the grounds of the Kiyoharu Shirakaba Museum, in Japan. (Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air)
Fairy-tale Treehouse Hovers Amid Cherry Blossom Trees - My Modern Metropolis - Built by architect Terunobu Fujimori for the Kiyoharu Shirakaba Museum, the charming treehouse is actually a Japanese teahouse that was built specifically for enjoying the cherry blossoms in full bloom.
"This fairy-tale treehouse in Hokuto, Japan is supported by a single cypress trunk and surrounded by a bevy of cherry blossom trees. Built by architect Terunobu Fujimori for the Kiyoharu Shirakaba Museum"
Treehouse Built For Enjoying Cherry Blossoms: Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori, who previously created a ‘flying mud boat’ house and a quirky English tea house, has built a charming fairytale-like treehouse in Hokuto, Japan, that is perfect for viewing cherry blossoms. Constructed for the Kiyoharu Shirakaba Museum, the structure is surrounded by cherry blossom trees. The unique lodging balances on a single cypress trunk that is sturdy enough to withstand stormy weather and earthquakes.
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This spectacular fairy-tale treehouse located in Hokuto, Japan is every kid’s dream…actually it’s every adult’s dream too. Surrounded by a bevy of beautiful purple and pink cherry blossom trees, it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy a tea. For the little treehouse serves as a teahouse, build specially to sit in and enjoy the …
Competition: Dezeen and publisher Taschen have teamed up to give away three copies of a book containing 50 remarkable treehouses. Above: image of a treehouse in the southwest of Irian Jaya, Indonesia by Harald Melcher/Rubinland Author Philip Jodidio compiled a selection of unusual structures built in, around or on top of trees around the world for Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air. Above: image of Terunobu Fujimori's Teahouse Tetsu, Kiyoharu Shirakaba Museum, Nakamaru, Hokuto City, Yamanashi, Japan by Akihisa Masuda Above: image of Free Spirit Spheres, Qualicum Bay, British Columbia, Canada by Tom Chudleigh Several photos of each project are accompanied by information about the design and a short biography of the architect in English, French and German.
Kiekkaaste, Dollard, Netherlands
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Kiekkaaste, dollard, netherlands. Reminds me of some tree houses. Imagine the beautiful views. #shellyfarley
Kiekkaaste, Dollard, Netherlands. Wood house on stilts. Not a huge fan of the house, but I like the stairs!
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Kiekkaaste, Dollard, Netherlands. Wood house on stilts.
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Muir Dawson House, Silverlake by Amy Park for 20x200—available at $60
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Amy Park’s large scale watercolor paintings take Modernist architectural facades as their point of departure. Amy received a BFA in 1999 and an MFA in 2003 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and also studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Ox-Bow Summer Art School. She was a recipient of a Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program Award in 2007-2008, and an Artist-In-Residence at the Serenbe Institute in 2012. Her work has been exhibited widely in the US, including Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY; Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY, The Suburban (Oak Park, IL) at Project Row House, Houston, TX; The Poor Farm Experiment, Manawa, WI; and Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Her work is in the permanent collections of Fidelity Investments; The Cleveland Clinic; Deloitte and Touche USA; Microsoft Corporation; The College of DuPage; and Drawing Center’s Artist Archive at the Museum of Modern Art. She lives and works in Long Island City, NY with her partner, artist Paul Villinski and their 3-year-old son, Lark.
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Takasugi-an Tea House, Chino, Japan - treehouse and teahouse once you have climbed the ladders up there
Takasugi-an - Tea house Tree house (Chino/ Japan): http://curious-places.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/takasugi-tea-house-tree-house-chino.html
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Takasugi-an Teahouse, Japan \\ It looks straight out of Dr. Seuss but there’s nothing fictional about this tea house on stilts designed by modern architect Terunobu Fujimori.
Takasugi-an Tea House, Chino, Nagano, Japan The literal translation of this statuesque building designed by Japanese architect Terunobo Fujimori is "a teahouse [built] too high". It is six metres above the ground, atop two chesnut treetrunks - once you make it up of the ladders, it's a peaceful place to drink tea and watch the world go by.
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Baba Yaga BirdHouse Well this class has been a hoot (get it...like an owl..). Now is your last chance to take it before I retire it for the year. Sept. 25-26th is the date at Art is You Petaluma. It should be fun fun. So here's the Baba Yaga Birdhouse Student Work To give you an idea of what other students have done in the class...take a peeky: In Case You Don't Know Who Baba Yaga is... This is from a blog post I did a while back...it will give you the whole skinny. Baba Yaga is a witch in slavic folktales. Sometimes a wise sage, but mostly an evil witch. She rides in a flying mortar while using her pestle as the rudder. Her broom is used to brush away her trail. Here's a comic book version: art by: Francesco Francavilla For the most part she is not a nice lady...house surrounded by a fence made of bones, capped by skulls. Cool idea...unless you one of the skulls.... art by Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin The pretty girl in the above art is not Baba, but the Vasilisa who is sent out to retrieve light fromt the crone...and is taken hostage. Ultimately, the beautiful girl is set free by Baba Yaga's pets...not very loyal pets, apparently. Baba Yaga is a hag. I always think of her as the woman in Drag Me to Hell...or ..perhaps Sea Hag from Popeye. The Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky's suite Pictures at an Exhibition contains a movement entitled The Hut of Baba Yaga For me the most interesting thing about her is her house...said to be perched upon chicken legs...or in the Polish version a singular leg, perhaps for mobility. It seems to me that one leg makes for a bumpy ride. Two on the other hand... Art by Yoitisl It is suspected that this house design was based on an ancient slavic burial structure: Art by Nicholas Roerich On a more contemporary level (though probably not inspired by Baba Yaga) this is from Japan: Architect Terunobu Fujimori - entitled: Takasugi-an (a teahouse too high). Now to my version As usual it is made form various bits and pieces. Plastic angel wings, cheap little birdhouse, camera lens...which by the way...is how she keeps an eye on you. You might see something a bit out of place... A Virgin Mary above the lens. What would that be doing on an old crone's doorway? The reason for that was because one of the elements that I find interesting about this character is that she is sometimes bad and sometimes...not as bad. So when you go to her door...if you were to see a symbol that embodies the positive...does that mean she will help...or is she merely deceiving the visitor into a false sense of security? Similar to the candy house in Hansel and Gretel. or To quote Sir Lawrence Olivier in the Marathon Man: "Is it safe?" So...beware the Baba Yaga. After all, she is sometimes said to be cannibalistic. If she offers you a bowl of soup...you might say you've already eaten.
Bridge House by ObjecktCreative. Así también me gustaría mi LTBE!!
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The Bridge House, featuring three cubes placed accordingly over a creek. You get nice views from every angle, and you can easily cross over the water at any time by going into your living room.
Bridge House By ObjecktCreative. Repnned by Secret Design Studio, Melbourne. www.secretdesignstudio.com
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ObjecktCreative. I wonder if it has a glass floor? That would be cool
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The Bridge House. Architectural design by studio ObjecktCreative
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Latest Design work from ObjecktCreative Design Studio. This is the Bridge House, an open plan house with three concrete cubes creating the structure. The house is to be located in Northern California. Providing "Architectural Imagery with Emotion"
The Bridge House: Cross the Water in your Living Room
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L House by Florian Busch Architects in Niseko, Japan
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Florian Busch Architects - Niseko, Japon. Mount Yotei.
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A tea house in Chino, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
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Too-High Teahouse, built by a Japanese professor of architecture named Terunobu Fujimori, completed in 2004 in Takasugi-an, Japan, in his father's garden.
Here's another of Terunobu Fujimori's projects photographed by Edmund Sumner: this time Takasugi-an, a tea house in Chino, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Update: this project is included in Dezeen Book of Ideas, which is on sale now for £12. The tea house is built atop two chestnut trees, cut from a nearby mountain and transported to More
The tea house is built atop two chestnut trees, cut from a nearby mountain and transported to the site, and is accessible only by free-standing ladders propped against one of the trees.
So beautiful. This one is straight out of the dream world. Takasugi-an, a tea house in Chino, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Built on two chestnut trees by designer Terunobu Fujimori.
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TREE HOUSES! my kids would love a tree house like this
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Andrew Maynard’s Tower House Is Made Up Of Seven Small Blocks
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Layering wooden pieces exterior surface.
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Cubes. This is a home! House NA by Sou Fujimoto (2010) Sou Fujimoto designed this multi-level home to recreate the experience of clambering up the branches of a tree. The steel and glass lattice encapsulates twenty-one small spaces at varying levels.
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"To recreate the experience of clambering up the branches of a tree", House NA by Sou Fujimoto (Extraordinary Japanese Houses)
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Count Dracula's Home! It's not quite in line with the type of cash flow properties InLaw Investments assists their customers to get. We specialize in helping our customers find their perfect real estate rental property - it might not be as fascinating as this home but it will be a wonderful real estate investment.
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Very spooky house enveloped in tree trunks
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Dartmoor Treehouse by Jerry Tate Architects
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Treehouse by Jerry Tate Architects This in Devon located wooden treehouse, inspired by a weaver bird’s nest, was created by Jerry Tate Architects. (via Dezeen)
Walkway to treehouse inspired by birds nest. Dartmoor Treehouse by Jerry Tate Architects Please visit our website @ www.freecycleusa.com for awesome stuff.
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Fantastical ramp creates an amazing sense of mystery and anticipation to treehouse approach. Woven Treehouse by Jerry Tate Architects. Commissioned by the Dartmoor Arts
Carpenter & instructor Henry Russell, a team of university students, a budget of $900, London-based Jerry Tate Architects crafted a bird's-nest-inspired arboreal perch. The 107-square-foot tree house is composed of larch, spruce, and western red cedar harvested on the farm that plays host to the arts program.
Woven Treehouse by Jerry Tate Architects. Commissioned by the Dartmoor Arts #teamrealtyandinvestmentsolutions
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Walkway to treehouse inspired by bird's nest. Dartmoor Treehouse by Jerry Tate Architects
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Photo: Kimito Takahashi. "Light of Shodoshima": giant dome constructed of 5,000 island-grown bamboo trees, and illuminated at night by LEDs.
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"Light of Shodoshima": giant dome constructed of 5,000 island-grown bamboo trees, and illuminated at night by LEDs. #Bamboo #Architecture
Photo: Kimito Takahashi. Light of Shodoshima: giant dome constructed of 5,000 island-grown bamboo trees, and illuminated at night by LEDs.
"Light of Shodoshima": giant dome on Shodoshima, constructed of 5,000 island-grown bamboo trees, and illuminated at night by LEDs. Art work by Wang Wen Chih
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Dome constructed of island-grown bamboo trees, and illuminated at night by LEDs.
Tree Hotel by Tham and Videgard Arkitekter
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Mirror Cube Treehouse Hotel, Sweden Amazing work of art! Will eventually have 25 rooms each it's own tree house designed by a different architect.
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Tree Hotel made of mirrors by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter #luxoflife #LL #tree #hotel #wayoflife #nature
Tham & Videgård Arkitekter’s treehouse-inspired hotel in the far north of Sweden, near the small village of Harads, close to the Arctic Circle. The shelter is a lightweight aluminium cube hung around a tree trunk, (4×4x4 meters) clad in mirrored glass. The exterior reflects the surroundings & sky. The interior is made of plywood. Windows give a 360 degree view. A transparent ultraviolet colour is laminated into the glass panes to prevent birds colliding with the reflective glass.
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Tree Hotel in Sweden made of mirrors by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter.
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// Primeval Symbiosis -Single Pole House, a structure with no foot print on nature // Konrad Wójcik http://www.behance.net/gallery/Special-Mention-Primeval-Symbiosis-Single-Pole-House/10913389
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Primeval Symbiosis -Single Pole House, a structure with no foot print on nature. Although no other houses are pinned here it seemed fitting that it go here.
Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House) is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wójcik that s...
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Architectural structures by seven architects including Terunobu Fujimori (above), Rintala Eggertsson and Sou Fujimoto.
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BEETLE’S HOUSE AT THE V&A MUSEUM, LONDON BY TERUNOBU FUJIMORI. Image © Taschen, via the Architectural Review
Terunobu Fujimori, Beetle's House, Victoria Albert Museum, London, UK. Image Courtesy of Victoria and Albert Museum, London/TASCHEN
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Terunobu Fujimori tea house - and great wood spiral staircase
love the staircase and the evil treehouse
From regular tree houses to a structure literally built exclusively out of raw-cut trees, a see-through plastic polygon space to a towering building with dense
This underground concrete home is the brainchild of SeArch and Christian Müller Architects. Located in Vals, Switzerland there are a myriad of famous thermal baths with amazing views nearby so in order to build close to the baths, the architects buried the house into the hill. The house has an oblique opening to allow the maximum amount of light to enter the home. Photos by Iwan Baan
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Part modern Hobbit hole, part swiss chalet. (few things I love more than the look of a good woodpile.) Villa Vals | iGNANT
Underground home. Wow I remember when I was little dreaming of an underground house like this lol
A souped up Hobbit House. Villa Vals / SeARCH/ would hate to Be here with earth quake
Brilliant stealth house idea... drainage might be a problem of course...
Villa Vals, or a hole in the mountain - underground house in Switzerland
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Villa Vals in Vals, Switzerland. Now THAT is a nice hobbit hole!
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Awesome place to visit. The building is underground. Underground homes are an attractive alternative to traditionally built homes for some house seekers, especially those who are looking to minimize their home's negative impact on the environment. Besides the novelty of living underground, some of the advantages of underground houses include resistance to severe weather, an exceptionally quiet living space, an unobtrusive presence in the surrounding landscape, and a nearly constant interior temperature due to the natural insulating properties of the surrounding earth. The greatest draw for most, however, is the energy efficiency and environmental friendliness of such houses. Because of the stable subsurface temperature of the Earth, heating and cooling costs are often much lower in an underground house than in a comparable above-ground house. When combined with solar design, it is possible to eliminate energy bills entirely. Initial building costs are also often exceptionally low, as underground building is largely subtractive rather than additive, and because the natural materials displaced by the construction can be recycled as building materials. However, underground living does have certain disadvantages, such as the potential for flooding, which in some cases may require special pumping systems to be installed. Underground living has been a feature of fiction, such as the hobbit holes of the Shire as described in the stories of J. R. R. Tolkien and The Underground City by Jules Verne. It is also the preferred mode of housing to communities in such extreme environments as Australia's Coober Pedy, Berber caves as those in Matmâta, Tunisia, and even Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. Underground living is even being considered for the design of a future base on Mars. Completely underground homes need not be considered impractical or unaesthetic any longer. With today's technologies one can direct natural light into living spaces with light tubes. Virtual windows can provide any view one chooses by the use of cameras or internet cam feeds. Even whole walls can display whatever view one wants someday soon (wall-sized flat screen monitors are still too expensive to be widely used), possibly even with live ambient audio added. Also factories and office buildings would benefit too, for many of the same reasons (noise, energy use, security, community aesthetics, save space; park cars and trucks on top of it instead of next to it, etc.). Often, underground living structures are not entirely underground, typically if they are exposed on one side when built into a hill. This exposure can significantly improve interior lighting, although at the expense of greater exposure to the elements.
Tea House by Archi-Union
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library (living room) in Tea House by Archi-Union Architects - “The Tea House, located in the backyard of Archi-Union’s J-office, is constructed from the salvaged parts of the original warehouse’s collapsed roof. The site was extremely constricted with walls on three sides, and with only one side facing towards an open space that contains a pool." LINES.
tea house in the backyard of archi-union's j-office, in the yangpu district of shanghai, china, 2003, by archi-union architects, photo by zhonghai shen #archiunion #zhonghaishen #teahouse #shanghai #architecture #art #books #design
Contemporary Tea House and library...it seems like part concrete treehouse with bookshelves! <3 http://myinteriordesign.us/tea-house-library
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library (living room) in Tea House by Archi-Union Architects
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stunning tea house with a natural, tree-house feel that almost seems dali-esque done by archi-union architects (shanghai)
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