Japanese Teahouse fit for alien ninja and transhumanist samurai

Alternative living spaces are all the rage lately, but some of the most interesting solutions continue to come from Japan. This inflatable Japanese teahouse, designed by Kengo Kuma, was created for an exhibit at the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt. Inside the tiny structure are a series of LED lights designed to do double duty as an interior heat source.

Usually these kinds of things are left on the concept cutting room floor or stuck inside a museum forever, but anyone familiar with Japanese architecture knows this design might actually find its way into real world Japan. Now all we need are light saber wielding geisha and the future shock will be complete!

Via Design Klub