A tea house witnesses the ups and downs of the nature, quietly observes the clouds going back and forth, which makes human merged inside and forget the gains and losses of life. If one desires to escape from mortal world temporarily, he may choose to drink a cup of tea and mire into meditation. As early as the period when Zhuangzi was living, the ancient scholars of China had begun to pursue the kind of leisure life. Afterwards, such tradition “peaceful and leisure life” was formed among the refined scholars with the promotion of celebrities in Wei and Jin Dynasties as the “Seven Sages in Bamboo Forest”, Tao Yuanming and so on, Wang Wei, Bai Juyi and Su Dongpo in the Tang and Song Dynasties, Chen Jiru, Yuan Zhonglang and Wen Zhenheng in the Ming Dynasty and so on. Sometimes, they may sing or chant in nature, practice calligraphy or paint for pursuing the kind of relaxing and free life with cups of tea and wine even encountering countless difficulties in life. When it comes to the project design, the issue lies in how to abstract quietness from the noise so that a tranquil and elegant space may be obtained accordingly.
The project is settled in the typical store structure with upstairs and downstairs spaces. In terms of how to construct an introverted space for seeking spiritual comfort, we sort out the space in design aspect firstly. Then, we make a transitional processing for the relationship between (inner) quiet space and (outer) rich&complicated structure.
Inner and outer space
In the entrance, there is a transitional space moving from dynamic feature to static feature. Firstly, the floor height in the entrance is lowered to some extent with relevant walls and niches being set up. In this way, it provides people with the feeling of entering a pavilion. Moreover, the niches which play the part of shielding and transition are able to express the spatial attributes of the place.
Moving inside, people will see a large open space which is consisted of two parts as leisure area and tea area. In the middle position, the landscape filled with sand and gravel plays a connecting role and clarifies the boundary between the two areas. As for the area on the second floor, it is actually consisted by several spaces which are independent from each other, then the landscape and stone landscape are also infused in each space by us. Among them, we set up the landscape near the stairs in the semi-open tea house and the windows facing the stairs are designed as open type, which makes people see the landscape when getting downstairs. The landscape within the tea house is partially blocked by white walls and the center of gravity is lowered, which makes it possible to display the overall picture of the landscape in a long roll.
If ones wants to have a special space experience in the spatial structure with upper and lower floors, the design of stairs must be the highlight. Firstly, the walking path is extended by expanding the steps for the stairs and a combination change in structure is realized in accordance with the elevation of the tea area on the first floor. With this treatment, it makes the rhythm of steps much more intriguing and the space much more integrated. The rhythm of the entire space is presented as: from the entrance (lowered and compressed) to the large space on the first floor (open and large), while in the large space on the first floor, the entire space is connected by (landscape), tea area (platform) and stairs (path) and gradually transiting to the independent space on the second floor.
项目设计 & 完成年份：2021年2月-2021年7月
品牌（材质）：不锈钢 艺术涂料 瓷砖 木饰面