Oribe Tea House / Kengo Kuma

Oribe Tea House is a mobile tea house made by famed architect Japanese Kengo Kuma. Made of corrugated plastic panels and fixed together using banding boards, the tea house was modeled after oribeyaki, a style of patterned and intentionally deformed Japanese tea ceremony bowls (chawan). Made of reusable, cheap materials, this tea house can be easily relocated and was shown at design exhibition DesignMiami in 2015. Created for gallery Phillippe Gravier, the intent of this project was "show the legacy of Japanese culture and the modernity of architectural contemporary forms."1