After establishing the studio LCM in the year 1999, Fernando Romero founded LAR – Laboratory of Architecture – in 2005, opening offices in Los Angeles and in Mexico City. From then on, the studio has centered its attention on the exploration of complex structures and geometries with the aid of new computer technology. The Bridge Tea House – a bridge-pavilion over Yiwu River, in a district north of Jinhua, China – is a result of this type of research. The building is one of a series of seventeen pavilions that dot the landscape of a large park and accommodate different programs such as restaurants, museums and multimedia spaces. The reinforced concrete volume organizes the different areas of the program in small-size individual cells that permit enjoying the tea ceremony in privacy...
City of Jinhua
Eduardo Sosa, María Teresa Catrip, Carlos Bedoya, León Amezcúa