Fuzhou Teahouse (C3 no.415)

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Fuzhou Teahouse _ Neri & Hu Design and Research Office

C3 no.415 / pp.028-043 (16 pages)

 

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Fuzhou Teahouse _ Neri & Hu Design and Research Office

Fuzhou, China, 2021

A Victorian photograph inspires a new teahouse preserving a relic
In Fuzhou, a metropolis in eastern China’s Fujian province, the relics of an ancient house have been incorporated as the central feature of a new three-level building, designed by Shanghai-based Neri & Hu. It creates a strong presence with a pitched copper roof which floats over it. Built in an urban setting, the new structure has two parts, separated by a circular courtyard at mezzanine level which hosts a circular pool. Its water is connected to an exterior pool along the front of the building, which is lined with low grey walls, a terrazzo walkway and white Carrara marble seating. […]