Japanese Tea House Design 
Denver, CO
 

This project involved the development of a building, site and interior design for a public Japanese Tea House in a Denver park. This involved pre-design research on the Japanese tea ceremony and culture along with a site analysis. Also, incorporating a 20th Century Modern style was required. Later a concept and program was developed relating to a ceremonial progression to and inside the structure.  I worked at resolving privacy issues, and integrated both function and aesthetics. I included the idea of “wabi-sabi” --beauty through imperfection. I learned that some of the most dynamic spaces are those that are “in-between” others, similar to dramatic pauses in music.