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

February 2, 2016 by  
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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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Beautiful ergonomic stools feature a bike saddle-inspired seat

December 16, 2015 by  
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Turin-based design firm Bibi studio designed the Sella / Sellino, a beautiful and minimalist stool crafted from birch plywood . Winner of a 2015 A’design Award , the lightweight stool features a flat seat in the shape of a bike saddle. The structure uses interlocking elements for easy assembly. + Bibi studio 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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