NUIT BLANCHE INDEPENDENT PROJECT PROPOSAL
KINOKO: SUDDENLY IN THE DARK,
The key element that is missing in our
accelerated life is practice. If tradition is
lacking, it is not the fault of technology,
and neither will technology fix the problem.
Mobile devices and the web didn’t create our
disposable culture and neither will they fix
it. It is something that we as beings that
experience and as storytellers, will have
to fix. Only by doing, will we save what we
We’re all just travelers.
A thoughtful pause
Every act considered
A spiritual practice
The idea evolved out of my appreciation of tea,
and the observation that there needs to be a
respite from the hectic life where everything
is fast. Fast food, fast yoga etc.
I wanted to create a teahouse because it is a
union of experience and architecture.
The power of small spaces to transform
Elevators Beton Brut
Fishing shacks A contemporary fishing shack laden with
Tree houses Christian iconography. Sitting in it
Wardrobes convinced me of the power of small
architecture to transform the experience
As you can see in the following photos, a
tea house has become a platform for ideas,
of a space.
much as how chairs are icons that symbolize a