The Tea House, a film by Lukas Dong
Kengo Kuma, the acclaimed Japanese architect has taken traditional aesthetics of a Tea House and brought them to a Vancouver residential high-rise. This 140-square-foot structure sits on the 19th-floor terrace, with a conventional veranda floor plan and extended eaves – framing views of the Harbour. Featuring local Douglas fir; the moss and stones used for landscaping are also native to the local Vancouver region. This is the beginning of bringing nature into the city and taking a traditionally closed space and seeing how far it can be opened. Kuma not only captures the essence of Japanese culture, but he also surpasses what has been conceived now in Japan and the world.
This film, as well as the complete Westbank Film series, is available to view at the Fight for Beauty Exhibition
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