In this week’s architecture and design video round-up (above), review the Fuzhou Teahouse in southeastern China by Neri&Hu. The rammed-concrete and copper building is not only a place to partake in tea-drinking, it’s also the new home of an ancient relic from the Qing dynasty. In New York City, enter a cafe by Reutov Design where a high-intensity injection of greenery – artificial and otherwise – creates an eye-popping experience.
Take a seat in the new OVO furniture collection by UK-based architects Foster + Partners for Benchmark. And, finally this week, rediscover the beauty of the beachside Pavilion Street residences in Sydney’s northern suburbs. Take a look.
For more information on each of these stories, see below.
- Tea and tradition: At a time when rapid development threatens to erode age-old Chinese culture, the Fuzhou Teahouse by Neri&Hu isn’t solely somewhere to enjoy a pot of tea – the building is also charged with the protection of local heritage. Read more.
- Green scene: Reimagined by Russian studio Reutov Design, a ground-level concrete shell in New York City is now home to an eye-popping cafe, punctuated with lashings of one soothing hue. Read more.
- Briton and on: Timeless design unites with a meaningful approach to sustainability in the new OVO collection of chairs by two British studios: Foster+Partners architects and furniture-maker Benchmark. Read more.
- Beach babe: Perched on a natural sandstone pedestal, the Pavilion Street multi-residential project by SJB balances the individual need for retreat and privacy with a seamless connection to the surfy spirit of Sydney’s northern beaches. Read more.
Enjoy a morning brew at the high-octane cafe in New York by Reutov Design and get up close to a majestic Qing dynasty relic.