Tea House Design/Build
January 9-29, 2015
The traditional Japanese tea house is known for its simplicity of program and space and has often been used by (Japanese) architects as a typology with which to test ideas and experiment with materials, technology, and construction techniques. In the fall of 2014, a Design-Build architecture studio course was offered at Hampshire College and enrolled in by students from Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
This exhibition will highlight student work undertaken over the course of the semester, including models and analytical drawings of traditional and contemporary tea houses as well as ten unique full-scale tea houses. Alongside the actual tea houses will be photographs, taken by introductory photography students from Hampshire and the Five Colleges, of the tea houses located on sites beyond the gallery walls.