Terunobu Fujimori, a professor at the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo and a historian of modern Japanese architecture, began designing buildings in 1991. In this film he reflects on how his works are intended to by-pass all architectural styles that have developed since the Bronze Age, returning the act of living to a more primitive state.
His 'Beetle's House' was situated in the daylit space of the Medieval & Renaissance Galleries. Reaching this 'floating' teahouse via a ladder, visitors were rewarded with an elevated view of the surrounding galleries. The home was designed to host an English version of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony – a space for relaxation and companionship.
This film was produced for the exhibition 1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces (2010)