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A Glass House In The Garden

Boston firm Flavin Architects have collaborated with Zen Associates to design a ‘Glass House In The Garden’, a small glass-walled building in a backyard, that includes a nice relaxing tearoom and a greenhouse for the owner’s bonsai plant collection.

A large chimney clad in glazed concrete block divides the building into two distinct volumes and evokes a mid century vibe. Project Architect Howard Raley refined the building to its essence of structural steel, aluminum window system and glass

The front of the building is a tearoom and bonsai display space and looks out on a traditional Japanese garden in the style of a dry river bed, also designed by Peter White. This space features a polished concrete floor and red cedar ceiling.

The rear of the building is the working part of the building, with a gravel floor and teak and galvanized metal work benches. A granite counter with stainless steel sink cantilevers from the masonry core.

Related source : contemporist

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