Tea House in Athens

We can find a little bit of Japan in Athens visiting the Tea House designed by Georges Batzios Architects: an introverted space punctuated by a sequence of wooden framework.

Georges Batzios Architects, Tea House in Athens, Greece
Mlesna Hellas request for a unique tea house, a tea island in the middle of the hardcore center of Athens guide us to an auto-referent introverted space with minimalistic architectural details based on the characteristics of the traditional Japanese architecture such as wood light and shadows.
An ornament free, wooden framework occupies the newly constructed interior skin of the tea house. A skin that shapes the ensemble of the functionalities of the tea house while forming its visual perception. Form, texture and function are melted under the same distinctive element. 200 panels of glued laminated timber cover the entire interior space in all dimensions in a regular repetitive rhythm that brakes up its regularity periodically while keeping the same rhythm in order to organize the functional areas of the tea house.

Tea House in Athens, Greece
Program: bar
Architects: Georges Batzios Architects
Client: Mlesna Hellas
Production manager: Kostas Papatheodorou
Construction manager: Georges Batzios Architects
Wood construction: Mixalis Petritis
Electrical works: Giorgos Mastorakis
Steel works: Giorgos Friganiotis
Lighting consultants: L4a§
Area: 120 sqm
Completion: October 2015

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