Take a Break in a Floating Tea House

This backyard tea house designed by David Jameson in Maryland is Japanese-inspired, but it's not the architecture from centuries that's doing the influencing. Instead, the modern structure—which implements steel beams, glass, and a healthy dose of wood—takes its cues from a Japanese lantern, made evident by fact that it's suspended from the metal above. The only thing that could possibly make this even more fantastic (by way of serenity), is if it would slowly rock you to sleep after your tea date. [Architizer]