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Tea room by Minax creates optical effects with lotus + bamboo  minax has completed a project called ‘lotus & bamboo tea room’ for the 2014 china international aquilaria culture exposition & living space exhibition.

shanghai design studio minax has completed a project called ‘lotus & bamboo tea room’ for the 2014 china international aquilaria culture exposition & living space exhibition. the volume is composed of 500 bamboo pieces measuring six centimeters in diameter, which each have different heights. the organization of these vertical pipes follows the shape of an ellipsoid inside a cube. the shape is manipulated by spot lamps which fill the cut of stalks, so upon entry, visitors will find a substantial portion of the massing dissolved. thus, the remaining occupiable floor is negative space.

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