Tea House Yangzhou: Chinese Bamboo Building

Tea House Yangzhou, Chinese Bamboo Building, ShiQiao Garden Design, Image

Bamboo Courtyard Tea House, China

Yangzhou Building near Shanghai – design by HWCD, architects

22 Jan 2013

Tea House in Yangzhou

Bamboo Courtyard Teahouse by HWCD

Location: Yangzhou, eastern China

Design: Harmony World Consulting & Design (HWCD)

Tea House in Yangzhou
photograph : T+E

Located in the ShiQiao garden in Yangzhou, a city to the northwest of Shanghai, there is a floating Bamboo Courtyard Teahouse designed by Chinese architect Sun Wei, partner of HWCD. As an international design practice, with offices in London and Barcelona, HWCD has been developing various projects, specializes in boutique hotels, residents and mix-use projects. Their projects emphasize on the existing “worldwide interconnectedness” in the architecture and design spheres by bringing together traditional Asian aesthetic and modern design language.

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The Bamboo Courtyard is an example of the HWCD design philosophy, embracing the traditional Chinese garden fundamentals while blending into the natural environment. The bamboo is arranged vertically and horizontally to produce “depth” and visual effects as you walk around. Tall rows of bamboo sticks create corridors along the outdoor walkway and are organized in asymmetric fashion on the lake.

Traditionally, Yangzhou courtyards are formed with inward facing pavilions, creating an internal landscape space. Drawing inspiration from this, the bamboo courtyard was designed from a basic square footprint, fragmented into small spaces to create an internal landscape area.Each of the spaces has views into the surrounding lake, allowing a panoramic view of the area.

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From the exterior, the bamboo courtyard is a cubic form with a variation of solids and voids. The strong verticality becomes more apparent at night when the teahouse lights up to illuminate the surroundings. The simple form illustrates the congruent blending of architecture with nature. Moreover, the natural materials such as bamboo and bricks provide sustainable sensibilities. The pocket of voids improves natural ventilation within the bamboo courtyard while the thick brick wall retains heat in winter, reducing the dependency of mechanical heating and cooling system.

Tea is one of China’s most precious culture heritages and has remained popular throughout thousands of years. It requires an unassuming setting in order to understand its lengthy process. The bamboo courtyard provides the adequate setting to a tea experience, emphasizing the underlying importance of design and architecture.

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Tea House Shanghai – Building Information

Design Firm: Harmony World Consulting & Design (HWCD)
Design partner in charge: Sun Wei
Design Team: Shi Jun, Peter Dykes, Zhang QianQian
Location: ShiQiao, Yangzhou, China
Client: Building And Construction Authority of YangZhou Economic and Technological Development Zone
Client-side Project Manager: YaoQiang
Photographer: T+E
Building Area: 400m2
Completed: May 2012

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photographs : T+E

Tea House Yangzhou images / information Harmony World Consulting & Design (HWCD)

Location:Yangzhou, China




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