A Starbucks coffee by Kengo Kuma

In the new Starbucks café near Fukuoka designed by Kengo Kuma the interior set up is a mixture of recalls from the Japanese architecture and the spatial concept of a cave.

starbucks - kengo kuma - japan - dazaifu - wood - arkitalkerThe supporting structure disappears and just a very thin frame is visible from the ouside in order to completely focus on the interiors.

starbucks - kengo kuma - japan - dazaifu - wood - arkitalkerKengo Kuma used a woven wooden structure that characterizes both the interior and the shop front. This wooden structure goes even through the entry glass and develops from the outside until the whole interior space. starbucks - kengo kuma - japan - dazaifu - wood - arkitalkerThe architect chose a concrete floor from which emerge sofas with geometric shapes and of the same color of the floor so that it gives a sense of spacial uniformity.starbucks - kengo kuma - japan - dazaifu - wood - arkitalker

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