Kengo Kuma - Breathing Architecture: The Teahouse Of The Museum Of Applied Arts Frankfurt
Kengo Kuma s Teahouse is a masterly reinterpretation of a classical Japanese building type. Delivered in August 2007 for the Park of the Frankfurt Museum of Applied Arts (a Richard Meier Building), Kuma s innovative structure in flexible, semi-transparent, breathing Tenara-Membrane - inflated by means of a pneumatic system to a blossom-like form - houses in the interior the classical elements for Japanese tea ceremony. Integrated LED technology allows the use of the teahouse at night; the interior can be heated by way of the membrane.
The monograph, including an original text by Kuma himself, gives an in-depth documentation of this lyrical temporary structure - an outstanding example of ephemeral architecture, combining poetry and technology - with many unpublished sketches, technical plans and with splendid colour photographs.
- Hardback | 132 pages
- 240 x 220 x 15.24mm | 576g
- 08 May 2008
- Basel, Switzerland
- Bilingual edition
- 126 Illustrations, color; 62 Illustrations, black and white