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Finishing touches for the Fujimori Beetle’s House

The Beetle's House construction team have spent most of today applying some final touches to the teahouse. Much of this latter stage of construction has focussed on the interior of the teahouse – in particular the small charred blocks of cedar which have been applied to the inside walls (shown in Terunobu Fujimori's sketch, below), and the installation of the teaset which has been designed by a student from the Royal College of Art Ceramics Department, Malene Hartmann Rasmussen. One change that has occurred since the concept stage (as represented by this sketch) is that instead of having six separate …

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Raising Terunobu Fujimori’s Beetle’s House

Today was quite an exciting day for the '1:1' project…we finally raised the Beetle's House into position, and added its mighty chestnut tree legs. It was quite a sight seeing this charred little teahouse being hoisted up *very* slowly, inch by inch, watched over by the sixteenth-century Morlaix Staircase, there in the daylit space of the V&A's Medieval & Renaissance Galleries. http://www.vimeo.com/12390541 We had all a memorable shared moment – standing on the staircase that leads down into this daylit space from the Ironwork galleries, soaking up this rather striking dialogue that has now been initiated between Terunobu Fujimori's Beetle's …

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Beetle’s House in the Medieval & Renaissance Galleries

This week we began construction of Terunobu Fujimori's 'Beetle's House' in the daylit space of the V&A Medieval & Renaissance Galleries… The images above show the build team from MDM Props carefully placing the roof on Professor Fujimori's teahouse (which will shortly be elevated into position, and have four charred chestnut legs added). Professor Fujimori has been in the UK for the last two weeks, based at the south London MDM workshops, overseeing the meticulous off-site assembly – in collaboration with a number of Royal College of Art students who have contributed a huge amount to this stage of the …

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Terunobu Fujimori – offsite construction

I've spent a few days this week at the South London workshops of MDM Props, watching Terunobu Fujimori's 'Beetle's House' being constructed. We've had a wonderful team of volunteers from the RCA Architecture and Sculpture departments helping out with the build (HUGE thanks to the RCA's Sarah Teasley and Nao Matsunaga for co-ordinating) – and we've also been honoured with the presence of Terunobu Fujimori himself (pictured above, with one of the Beetle's House legs). Professor Fujimori has flown over from Tokyo for two weeks to oversee this crucial off-site construction period, ensuring that all goes to plan, before we …

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