A sound mind in a healthy body.
How architecture can make student's life easier? Two programs we were keen on studying linked to each other allow us to answer this question: the tea house and the climbing wall. They are used for physical activities and mental relaxation.
Each of these program influence the other one and creates a relation between the inside and outside. The tea house originally used for the matcha tea ceremony can now offer a proper space for relaxation but decision taking as well. The tiny entrances are built inside the climbing wall itself.
The traditional alcove of the tea house which is slightly raised becomes now a mezzanine only accessible using the climbing wall. The climbing wall's plugs are used for the ascension but allow us to filter the light coming through them. they are now windows. the light is used for the tea seeds growing on the mezzanine.
By studying those complementary programs we've create a new space.