Situated in a charming private garden in Ostrava -- the third largest city in Czech Republic -- Hat Tea House is an intimate wooden shelter perfect for gathering over a cup of tea. Designed by A1 Architects, the tea house was made from local natural materials that age well with time.
The tiny Hat Tea House features a structure made from oak and a burnt larch facade. Measuring 6 feet x 6 feet, the building invites visitors into its private, minimal space through a lifting wooden door. The tea house is A1’s third and smallest shelter – it has space for 2 guests and a host to enjoy a peaceful moment amidst a green environment.
A wide larch bench with handy drawers hidden underneath is the only piece of furniture in the tea house. Made wit the help of craftsman Vojtěch Bilišič, the hut’s wooden roof ends in a stunning skylight that naturally brightens the space. The building’s structure was inspired by a visit to the Takasugi-an teahouse in Nagano, Japan, however it was built using European materials and labor.
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