The idea is to create a green futurustic space incorporating fabric like skin tying up all the spaces
Tea culture as inspiration
The SKF Headquarters takes inspiration from a traditional tea house– where nature and built environments harmonize and reinforce each other to create space that is meditative, quiet, layered and fluid, like the practice and experience of drinking tea.
The Art, Science and Trade of Tea
“Tea tempers the spirit and harmonizes the mind; dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens thought and prevents drowsiness”
Lu Yu, The Sage of the Tea
“The first bowl sleekly moistened throat and lips,
The second banished all my loneliness
The third expelled the dullness from my mind,
Sharpening inspiration gained
from all the books I’ve read.
The fourth brought forth light perspiration,
Dispersing a lifetime’s troubles through my pores.
The fifth bowl cleansed ev’ry atom of my being.
The sixth has made me kin to the Immortals.
I can take no more.”
– Lu Tung, Chinese Poet