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paper tea house

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Japanese architect Shigeru Ban unveiled this paper tea house, at the Bleddfa Centre for the Arts, in Knighton, Powys. The house was commissioned as part of the Japan 2001 festival. The brief was to design a Modernist structure that retained the calm of the traditional Japanese tea house. It is made from rectilinear cardboard tubes, which are sealed with varnish to protect the structure from the elements. The house has a specially designed polycarbon roof.For more festival details call the Bleddfa Centre on 01547 550377 or e-mail enquires@bleddfacentre. com

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