• Company Name GRAU architects
  • Category
    • Architecture +Wood
  • Clients MOOD FOR WOOD
  • Lead Designer GRAU
  • Design Team Andrej Olah, Filip Marčák, Janka Filipková, Alexandra Májska, Julia Kurnik, Alicja Łosik, Alexandra Gospodarek, Katarzyna Owczarska, Maria Pawłova, Maciej Kuratczyk, Michał Teodorczyk, Jan Chmurs
  • Completion Date August 22, 2022
  • Size 9m2
  • Location Cesky Tesin
  • Photo Credit Matej Hakár
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The tea pavilion located on the bank of the dam in Český Tešín was created as an intervention in public space as part of the Mood for Wood international workshop. When thinking about the concept, we start from the traditional Japanese architecture of tea houses rendered with contemporary means of expression. We work with a simple design principle of connecting wooden elements that create a complex static structure. The pavilion invites people to a close experience with nature, focusing visitors’ attention on the water reservoir - views, sounds, movements. It forces a person to stop, to slow down thanks to the endless view into the treetops, the defined view of the boundless calm water surface and the gentle closure from the surrounding bustle of everyday life. The interior of the pavilion comfortably accommodates 6 people, sitting face-to-face around the table during the tea ceremony, which gives the ceremony a certain impression of intimacy. The subtle/light, open construction refers to the traditional Japanese interior but brings modern elements into it. It fits harmoniously and delicately into the surrounding environment.