I am a young designer who has enthusiasm for architecture and interior design. I will never stop my love of exploring the world and the diversity of cultures. Through putting effort into developing myself in the academic and practical field, I am looking forward to making contributions to improving our living environment as an interior designer.
This final year design project of my undergraduate study in ECA is to convert a historic Scottish Kirk into a modern tea house. Through a sequence of experimental and ambitious developments, I was trying to build a bridge between different cultures and backgrounds.
Drinking tea is proposed as a new social activity for gathering local communities in Edinburgh. The rich and diverse cultural background about tea culture will create distinctive and abundant experiences. By connecting the tea knowledge from my home country-China to the long history of tea drinking in the UK, a bridge of design, art, and cultures is built and developed throughout the project.
In this revolutionary tea house, the historical features from the existing building are kept and juxtaposed with modern design. People will enjoy the relationship between old and new, Eastern and Western characteristics within the space. In TEA Zone, there will be no limitations of form and rules; visitors will enjoy their time with tea and the unique interior environment.