These three conceptual illustrations were created for a class at The Evergreen State College studying Japanese tea ceremony and its associated architectural history. They were presented as part of a proposal to the administration for a design-build class to take place the following year.
The structure, which would be used by future Japanese studies programs, is envisioned here at different levels of complexity and aesthetic traditionalism. All are based in the traditional philosophy and elements of the Soan-style tea room with a crawl-in entrance, an alcove for display of scrolls and flower arrangements, a sunken hearth, and windows carefully located to provide light without distraction. The path to the entrance is flanked by landscape elements representing mountains, forest and water.