Terunobu Fujimori

Terunobu Fujimori is an architect and architectural historian. Well known in his native Japan as a writer and debater, he had his international breakthrough at the Venice Biennale in 2006, where he represented Japan. His architecture is characterised by a deliberate eccentricity, humour and experiments with natural materials.

Tea Tree House, 2018

Pine posts, burnt pine (yakisugi: Japanese technique), copper, oak window with glazing bars, cement.

Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori has become famous around the world for his reinterpretations of the traditional Japanese teahouse. They are the image of a dream for both children and adults – a place in which to hide, relax and let your imagination take wing. The tea house is constructed from natural materials both inside and out. The facade in particular is remarkable, with its burnt appearance – thanks to a traditional Japanese technique called Yakisugi.