Flaw­less Con­struc­tion!

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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.

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