Tea House in Li Garden

Atelier Deshaus shapes meditative tea house in Li Garden, Shanghai

Discretely built in the Xuhui area of Shanghai, the tea house in Li Garden is completed by Chinese practice Atelier Deshaus. The building enjoys a relatively complete and large courtyard towards the entrance gate and sits in the northwest corner where a paulownia tree stands. Prior to the project, the space was something of a residual garden with two staircases that linked to a neighboring office. Therefore, a key point in the design process has been to minimize the architecture so as to highlight the revived garden.  (Photos © Tian Fangfang)

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