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A Proposal

Marc Keane's Design

The Holy Cross Garden and Teahouse can incorporate both types of garden in their authentic traditional forms, sited around a small teahouse constructed of traditional materials, yet modernized enough for three-season use.

The Roji will lead visitors on a stone path to a multi-purpose teahouse.

The Teahouse can be designed for utilization in three modes, through sliding internal partitions and wall panels opening to the outside:

  • a tatami mat teahouse proper where a master can serve three guests;
  • an adjoining tatami mat multi-purpose room, large enough to accommodate 20 individual meditators - will face the dry landscape garden;
  • The Dry Landscape Garden will be viewed from the teahouse.