Paper, Tea, and a dash of reality

For sale: This charming “Tea House” by architect Shigeru Ban, is perfect for those cozy afternoons drinking tea and healing from paper cuts. Designed as an exercise in low-tech, adaptable and recyclable construction. The use of paper based building materials might prove to be a reasonable temporary housing solution in disaster zones around the globe. Measuring just over 5 meters long, this light weight shelter comes complete with a table and four stools, the house also features a waiting area with a bench in keeping with tea ceremony practice. Set to be auctioned off at London’s Phillips de Pury & Company, the Paper Tea house by Shigeru Ban will offered with a pre-sale estimate of £20,000 – 30,000. Other than your wallet, no heavy lifting required.

Architect: Shigeru Ban [ Via: Dezeen ]