Japanese-Italian fusion goes beyond food and into building materials in this contemporary teahouse prototype called Veneti-An. The prototype is part of Time Space Existence, a European Cultural Center exhibition held in parallel with the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2023. Its design explores sustainability through materials and connection to the local context.

Veneti-An Tea House is made out of recycled waste: pasta joints, paper tubes and coffee floor. Photo by Yuta Sawamura < > < > < >

Around the world, tea offers an opportunity for people to communicate and connect. Veneti-An symbolises intercultural connection through its name, a play on the word Venetian and the Japanese word an, which means “simple hut” and is ...






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