Japanese designer Yoshioka Tokujin will present a transparent Japanese tea house “Kou-an” at Glasstress 2011 in Venice, Italy. This project was started in 2002 and is expected to be completed by 2013. Yoshioka will present the one-tenth scale model at this exhibition.
“Japanese views of nature are characterized by the way we see space. It is a feeling and energy which we sense from space. I think it is also connected to the Japanese tea ceremony. I wanted to communicate with nature by creating space with the artificial architecture, instead of directly communicating with nature”, Yoshioka says.