Tea Cozy is an outdoor pavilion of folded steel and cast concrete hemisphere. Originally exhibited at the Evergreen Museum at Johns Hopkins University, the project responds to the decorative exuberance of a demolished tearoom on the grounds of the former mansion and references tea fantasies from the tranquility of the Japanese tea ceremony to the psychedelia of Alice in Wonderland’s tea party.
Yolande Daniels is a founding design principal of studioSUMO. studioSUMO has been the recipient of various awards including: Emerging Voices, Design Vanguard and Young Architects Forum, as well as, the recipient of grants such as New York State Council on the Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts. Yolande Daniels received architecture degrees from Columbia University and City College, CUNY and has taught architecture at various universities including the Graduate Schools of Architecture at Columbia University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was a recipient of the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome, received a travel grant from the NY chapter of the American Institute of Architects and fellowships at the Mac Dowell Colony and the Independent Study Program of the Whitney American Museum of Art where she was a Helena Rubinstein fellow in Critical Studies.