Tiny tea room offers a spot of respite in a bustling Japanese subway station

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Japan’s bustling cities can feel overwhelming, which is why Takahiro Fukuda Architecture designed a tiny tea room to provide a bit of quiet respite. Illuminated by LEDs, the miniature pop-up space mimics the set up a tradition tea ceremony room and fits two tatami mats measuring 1,800 millimeters by 1,800 millimeters. Designed to be placed in large subway concourses, the lightweight structure is constructed from off-shelf and reusable materials and is easy to dismantle and move. “This tiny tearoom gives us a pleasant moment of refreshing and makes us feel tranquil,” write the architects. “It enhances to rethink and ponder the reevaluation of our everyday life.” + Takahiro Fukuda Architecture The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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INFOGRAPHIC: Ending our fossil fuel addiction by 2050

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The world is totally hooked on fossil fuels, and this fatal addiction has us living on borrowed time, facing climate change that threatens to wipe out life on this planet . But while we remain dangerously over-reliant on fossil-fuel power right now, it isn’t too late to make a change. If we take steps in the right direction we can beat our addiction. To safeguard the future, we must spark an energy revolution and if we do, we could end our fossil fuel addiction by 2050. This infographic shows how it could be done. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Ending our fossil fuel addiction by 2050

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Amagansett Dunes house is a passively cooled family home surrounded by rolling dunes

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