Approximately one tonne of recycled Japanese paper has been used to create the walls of this tearoom in Nara city. The structure was strengthened by the friction of interleaved sheets and intertwining mulberry branches. It is a symbiosis of traditional methods and contemporary concerns: an elegant reminder of the durability and versatility of washi paper combined with traditional practices.


Environmental and Spatial Design

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Sai-an | Tea Ceremony Room - washi


Hashiguchi Architect & Associates

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