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The Aguirre Teahouse was a real dream project.  The brief was to design and build a sunken hot tub deck that would double as a Teahouse for relaxing rituals and contemplation.  The finest materials were chosen in close consultation with the client; from the ipe decking to the cedar tub and pergola covered in twin-wall polycarbonate. 


The most satisfying part was installing a California native live-edge Manzanita post and threshold to create the Tokonoma, or traditional Japanese style alcove, for displaying flower arrangements and as the focal point for tea ceremonies.  Built-in storage was beautifully rendered in Venetian plaster, a bamboo screen installed for privacy and a walkable hot tub cover custom built from Western Red Cedar.

South West Scenery, Design & Construction for Film & Television
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