Spherical timber teahouse hides in the treetops of Austria

Teatime is served with a side of enviable treetop views at the pod-shaped Teahouse Riedenthaln nestled in an Austrian garden. Architecture firm a-lp architektur designed the curious igloo-shaped timber hideaway as a modern interpretation of the traditional Japanese teahouse. The 10-square-meter elevated space was largely built from recycled oak wood offcuts.

Located in a private garden, the spherical room serves as a place to drink tea, for hosting regression therapy clients, and as a…


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