Katagiri Architecture + Design shows us how with Shi-An, a nomadic teahouse was built with hundred of pieces of folded paper without the need for any glue. The minimalist structure embodies a Japanese sense of beauty and an appreciation of the concept of transience. The round teahouse is built solely from “washi” paper, a traditional Japanese paper made from particular plant bers, and evokes a contemporary feel within a traditional setting. Large pieces of washi paper, measuring 500mm by 1,000mm (1.64 feet by 3.28 feet), were folded eight times to create triangular units that can be inserted together with other units without the need for adhesives. The nearly seven-foot-tall teahouse can be easily constructed, deconstructed, and transported.