Qingyuan Tea Room
Incompleteness of the landscape
Okakura Kakuz, in his book of “The book of tea”,
defines the tea room as a place of fashion, vanity and incompleteness.
Director Niu Chengze is always good at portraying the imperfection of life.
Taking the “tea seats” as the starting point, we hope to refine the“natural, remote,
and cynical”properties in a small tearoom with its “incompleteness”temperament,
and then to create a distant feeling of space.
This tea takes Xuan paper as mat, and bamboo shadow as the theme.
The tea stains that left unknowingly on the paper will spread gradually,
and interweave gracefully with the reflection of bamboos.
The whole space centers around the tea seats, and grows slowly when added like a cup of tea, a group of shelves,
a long table as well as a short cabinet
Tea room is completely open, and faces on the courtyard. In the courtyard,
white sand and water are set, thus, the sunlight, moonlight could be reflected to the eaves and ceilings.
Maximizing the integration of the space and nature is important. People in here can enjoy the breeze,
view the bamboo, the fallen leaves, the blooming flowers and the scenery of the remote mountains.
The original intention of literati shows silently .
A leaf falls and we know the autumn comes, and staying in a room, we know the whole world.
We try to use a limited area to create a variety of distance,
so that space has far-reaching feelings which echos the vast world of meditation when thinking.