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The Nebuta house is a cultural place inspired by the craftsmanship of the Aomori’s Nebuta paper lantern festival in northern Japan. The building is enclosed by twisted steel ribbons, each shaped to create variation: openings for light, areas of opacity, views, or opportunities for pedestrian circulation. The ribbons were individually crafted during prefabrication then manually adjusted on-site during installation. No part of the finished screen is the result of digital fabrication; like all things handmade, human intervention enlivens function.
Expressing traditions and heritage through modernism is not an easy task. Here is the Black Teahouse designed by the A1architects from Prague, Czech Republic. I’m not a big fan of the exterior architecture, but the rough charred wood facing looks pretty sweet and the teapot area very peaceful and relaxing.