Minimalism and fantasy, together. The interior of this teahouse is simple and modern, while the fantastical exterior looks like something from a Hiyao Miyazaki film. The interior view of the sliding wooden doors or shutters is just beautiful. The building is a Japanese teahouse by Terunobu Fujimori, who represented Japan at the Venice Biennale, in Yamanashi Prefecture. The photographs are by Dana + Leroy. The hatch in the floor is the entrance. For more by Fujimori see here and here.
Click below for more photos of the Tetsu Teahouse and the similar “Too High Teahouse.”