Mankind has learned over centuries to build very efficiently according to local laws of nature just as plants & animals have themselves ADAPTED their habitat and genes to maximize their EFFICIENCY in their use of energy, protecting themselves and insuring the flourishing of their species. But also, which has gotten too often lost, we have forgotten how to live in symbiosis and POETRY with nature.
The Tea house on Clear Water Mountain sits on the edge of a slope at 700m altitude. It utilizes the Bamboo tree, a building material used in South Asia for thousands of years. Most Bamboo reaches a height of up to 6 meters within a year. Its slender trunks can bend extremely to withstand very intense winds gust such as those during the typhoons. It can be bent as it’s been done to minimize resistance to the winds and channel rain down the hillside. It can be cut in half to create a natural roof tiling layer that shelters the tea house from water and sun. All joints are tied using simple metal strings reducing the construction/assembling to less than one month.
Bamboo is readily available and grows in Taiwan to full height within a year. Then, it will have reached their ideal strength and flexibility to be used as a building material. It is traditionally smoked to dry and resist termites and lasts as a building material for at least 5 years. That makes it a very low carbon footprint building material.
What excited us about this tea house is working in a Holistic way with nature. Using the materials found around it to create a shelter, celebrating the simplicity of drinking tea and being within nature, the sound of wind, light and sound of the river and rain. Tea ceremonies are an integral part of daily life within families but also add depth and meaning to social gatherings and there is great value and appreciation for the uniqueness of the herbs being prepared and served. It’s not just consumption.
Buildings are organisms that have a skin to protect, need sun and aeration. Those were carefully considered in the design of the structure and roofing. The most fascinating evolutionary leap available to us today is our increased understanding of microbiological processes. We can learn very precisely, how species adapt in extreme weather and apply their millennial old ingenuity to architectural surfaces.
There is however first and foremost a need to respect nature. To appreciate its value for our sustainable quality of life and understand its fragility. We need to work with nature, protect it and develop an intertwined trajectory to insure our livelihood.
▽现场平面图 site plan
▽楼层平面图 floor plan
▽正面图 frontal elevation
▽短剖面图 short section
▽竹编方案 Bamboo Arrangement Scheme
▽地面附件详细信息 Ground Attachment Details
▽地面连接平台 Ground Attachment Platform
▽Roofing System 屋面系统
Project name: Clear Water Tea House
Location: (address) Clear Water Mountain, Nantou, Taiwan
Design period: 2018
Construction period: 2018
Office Name: Behet Bondzio Lin Architekten
Project team: Behet Bondzio Lin Architekten
Lead Architect: Yu‐Han Michael Lin
Building system: Bamboo Construction
Technical data: Plot Area: 57 m²
Footprint: 57 m²
Gross Built Area: 57 m²
Total Building Height: 1 Floor on the ground
Program / Use / Building Function: Tea House / Pavilion
Office Website: www.2bxl.com
Social Media Accounts (Instagram): behetbondziolinarchitekten
Photographs: ©YuChen Chao Photography
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