The Teahouse was a present for the city of Frankfurt/M. by Japanese companies. It is placed in the entrance hall or on a little hill in the garden of the museum. When it is not used, it is waiting packed on a dolly.
The Teahouse got the working title „peanut“, because of its shape. A bigger cover encloses a smaller inner one. The two are welded airtight and are blown up like an inflatable mattress. Instead of bars both covers are connected with 306 cables which create a golf ball like surface.
When an inner pressure of 1.000 Pascal is reached, the „Peanut“stands, with 1.500 Pascal, the “smooth shell”’ is stabile enough to resist a storm.
The size of the contact area and the inner pressure determine significantly the stability.
consulting, design , structural design, tender documents, workshop design membrane
Detail Mikroarchitektur 2010
Deutsche Bauzeitung 07/2010
Design and Reseach June 2011
Architectural Digest 2007
Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt
Gore Tenara 3T40 (630 gr/m² PTFE-fabric with laminated fluoric foil) and 38% translucency