The Starbucks Tokyo by Kengo Kuma Features A Bold and Dynamic Design

By: Jana Pijak - Published: Feb 23, 2012 • References: starbucks & frameweb
The Starbucks Tokyo by Kengo Kuma features a stunning design that showcases a multitude of overlapping wood elements. Fascinated by wooden blocks, architect Kuma's design looks to simplistic materials that are transformed to make an awe-inspiring design.

A contemporary translation of traditional Japanese carpentry, this stunning structure aims to interact with its surrounding environment. Located in close relation to Dazaifu Tenmagu, the shrine of a Japanese deity, the cafe features eye-catching elements that are both aesthetic and structural.

Supporting the cafe's ceiling, these scattered sticks serve as a dynamic focal point within the space while resembling the branches of a tree. Fusing culture and conscious design, the artful Starbucks Tokyo by Kengo Kuma dares to stand out amongst the crowd, presenting cafe goers with an unexpected take on classic branding. Stats for Scattered Stick Cafes Trending: Older & Buzzing
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