Japanes Man Builds A Bird’s Nest Tearoom
A distinctive opportunity presented itself to architect Hiroshi Nakamura when Treehouse builder Takashi Kobayashi approached him with the idea of building a tearoom in an unusual place, the architect seized it with open arms. Nakamura took this unique chance to build a tiny heaven for tea lovers in one of the most unlikely places – a spot precariously perched on the canopy of a 300-year-old cinnamomum camphora tree.
Located in the Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan, Nakamura and Kobayashi collaborated to create an unconventional tearoom, ten meters above the ground on the tree that’s situated on the side of a mountain overlooking the ocean.
Known as the Bird’s Nest Atami Tearoom, the pair had to use various minimally invasive construction techniques and materials, such as coat hangers, to protect the uprightness of the tree and to work in harmony with its branches while ensuring that the tearoom was not directly anchored on the tree.
“Hangers are durable, highly elastic and offer more hooks to connect the branches, thereby becoming easier to assemble. It’s structured in the shape of a swallow’s nest, but with a cozy interior,” Nakamura explained.
This amazing tearoom that was commissioned by the Risonare resort in Atami and has become a massive hit on the internet with many comparing it with this Treehouse that caused a storm in London.