St Paul Tea House:
A touch of China in the city
Having a client ask, “Can you do a tea house?” was a dream come true. Our fieldStudio team loves new challenges in wood and metal and this one really gave us a chance to have fun. We wanted to keep it fairly simple and rustic in style — a country tea house, as it were. We were inspired by the idea that you could take tea in the house in the rain. We imagined the pitter-patter of the rain on the corrugated metal roof, the rain water going into the big copper gutter and splattering down through the rain chain onto a chiseled rock bowl.
Like all our projects, what makes us the happiest is frequent use and we are told by the client that they make ample use of the structure to find some peace in their busy life.