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Tranquil Zen Aesthetics Welcome You at this Contemporary Chinese Teahouse

The Tea room or the Teahouse is an essential component of Chinese culture and tea is viewed as an entity that drives away negative force from your body, cleanses it and fills one with positive energy. The serene backdrop in which one shares tea with friends and family has plenty of cultural significance and Taohuayuan in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China aims to translate it into a more modern setting. Surrounded by a lush green forest landscape, this contemporary Teahouse presents a clean, refined silhouette. Marble and glass have been used by CL3 Architects in a crisp and clear fashion to ensure that minimalism of the space is left undisturbed.

Fabulous Tea House in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Fabulous Tea House in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

On the inside, it is walls of wood with vertical slats that steal the show even as lantern-style lighting, bamboo finishes, wooden décor and cleverly placed river rocks create a sense of harmony and elegance. Custom décor used for the project along with the plush floor pillows provides the perfect space of a cup of tea even as a flood of natural light fills the interior with freshness and calm.

With sweeping dining zones that offer plenty of sitting space for guests a innately minimal setting that helps you relax and rejuvenate and beautiful lighting that accentuates the beauty of the high ceiling and contrasting low-slung furniture, this Teahouse has been designed ever so masterfully! [Photographs: Nirut Benjabanpot]

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Custom wooden furniture and floor pillows inside the modern Tea House
Natural materials give the interior a more serene vibe
Quite zen aesthetic of Tao Hua Yuan
Sweeping and spacious Tea House
Vertical wooden slats bring the image of forest indoors
Wooden slats usher in natural light into the top level

The overall palette remains simple and soft, incorporating traditional elements like scholar rocks, lanterns, paintings and works of art to create a tranquil environment that is one with nature. Scholar rocks are massive rocks recovered from the river beds with naturally eroded holes and wrinkles. 6 massive rocks sits on a platform of black mirror simulating water reflection. This serves as a piece of art installation as well as dividing the teahouse into semi-private zones.

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Simple and minimal design of the contemporary Tea House
Smart and stylish interior of the contemporary tea house
Wall of glass connects the interior with the lush green outdoors
Lantern style lighting and fabulous, natural materials shape the Tea House interior
Minimal accessories and modern lighting fixture at the entrance
Platform with black mirror and rocks imitates the aesthetics of a reflecting pool
Floor plan of the Modern Tea House in China

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