In Silicon Valley, California, the Swatt Miers Architects gave birth to an incredible project denominated as the “Tea Houses”.

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The glass cased house compounds have been required by a client with an extra land space gathered in one single lot. The owner, together with his young daughter, have discovered a stunning retreat below a ridge, under a grove of large California Live Oaks.

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Their initial idea passed through the construction of a tree house, which later progressed to the construction of the Tea Houses, places where one could retreat into nature.

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The project is composed of three houses and each one has its own purpose: one for meditation, other for sleeping and, the last one, for creative thinking.

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Each house was designed with a transparent steel and glass pavilion hovering like a lantern over the natural landscape. With its minimal footprint, treads lightly on the land, minimizing grading and preserving the delicate root systems of the native oaks.

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