Contemporary Tea House

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Project by N225095 posted 01-21-2010 01:41 AM 3168 views 1 time favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

(3D Modelling 2 / Nirmana Ruang 2)
This was a group project for a workshop where we had to design abstract modern tea Houses in the form of 1:1 model made of recycled materials. The design was to be exciting and so we got to experiment and express ourselves freely.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 01-21-2010 01:58 AM

OK – This is cool, VERY COOL.

What I like is the texture and overall form. I love the abstract lines that still give reference to a previous lineal structure.

It is like a ghost of what once was.

Most people think that abstract is easy, but in fact it is not. Maintaining a pleasing balance, proportion, and overall form is critical for visual success and I think you nailed it.

Thanks for sharing such a great vision.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 01-21-2010 02:01 AM

I may be a bit dense here, but I’m not sure I understand. What I see is really quite interesting, but certainly not what comes to mind when I see the words “tea house”. And I don’t know what the form of 1:1 means.

If you could add a little more information I would really appreciate it because I’d like to better understand what you’re showing us.


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#3 posted 01-21-2010 02:18 AM

Russel – I kind of wondered if it was a typo myself. A 1:1 ratio would be full scale and not a miniature.

N225095 – Can you clarify?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 01-21-2010 02:26 AM

i am also confused, yet intrigued.
but mostly confused.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#5 posted 01-21-2010 02:37 AM

@TODD – Oh yes I am sorry, my english is not very good as i am still learning. I meant to say this is the full scale model, we had to build small or miniature ones before building this final model.

@RUSSEL – I am in my first year of architecture and this is for 3d modelling class or workshop where for our assignment we were told to be creative and create not the typical structure (structure of japanese tea house) you would nomally see. We study about, form, space, shape.. etc and we are to build how you say.. abstract forms, something different. It is not a traditional tea house design.
These are some examples of modern or contemporary tea houses :
This is the more traditional tea house design:

Thank you both for viewing my work and the comments :)

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#6 posted 01-21-2010 02:39 AM

Well for architecture we have some assignments where we are told to design or build many abstract models or sculptures. I can post or upload some but they are not made of wood…

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#7 posted 01-21-2010 02:46 AM

Interesting welcome to Ljs

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#8 posted 01-21-2010 02:49 AM

nice work…
it moves, itz alive…

-- rookie ...we'll see what happens...

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#9 posted 01-21-2010 02:56 AM

Thanks for the explanation. I am less than knowledgeable about such things and I appreciate you taking the time. Once again, it is a very interesting piece.

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#10 posted 01-21-2010 03:04 AM

Very Interesting abstract. I am curious as to how this project evolved…the structure looks fairly traditional on the floor and then opens up to a free form that has a definite lean – like a tree looking for light. It reminds me somewhat of a beachcombers hut.

I came in to see a tea house as I am being asked to design/build one for a friend of mine. He recently returned from Japan and wanted to have one for his wife as a present (she of course is Japanese). He thought I would be the best choice to do this as I had spent several years in Japan – most of it in the military. Anyway…I think I will stick to the more traditional style….lol

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#11 posted 01-21-2010 03:16 AM

Haha yes this not well something which will be very how you say comfortable tea house yes :)
You should upload your drawings or model for your upcoming teahouse project :) i very much would love to see your design.

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#12 posted 01-21-2010 04:36 AM

Isn’t it a patio or deck more than a house without a roof?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 01-21-2010 11:19 AM

That’s what I was thinking Topam – he’s calling a tail a leg, but that doesn’t make it one.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#14 posted 01-21-2010 12:35 PM

very creative.
I’m sure I’ve seen a tea house posted here at LJ—a traditional version.

It looks to me, that a “tea house” is a Sacred Space for tea ceremonies. This creation would definitely put you in a frame of mind that is out of the day-to-day routine.

I like it!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#15 posted 01-21-2010 01:27 PM

I’m having a little trouble finding the door. Or, not being too abstract oriented, did I miss the point by a lot?

-- Beavercut

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