STARBUCKS DAZAIFU

Design and Supervision: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Furniture: Time & Style
Location: Dazaifu Fukuoka
Structure: wood
Number of Stories: One story on the ground

 

Architects Kengo Kuma and Associates have installed a Starbucks coffee shop on the approach to a Shinto shrine in Dazaifu, Japan.

Over 2000 wooden batons line the interior of the shop, creating a diagonally woven lattice that spikes out beyond the recessed glass facade.

Signage for the shop nestles amongst the beams, while a strip of planted reeds marks the entrance.

Ref: https://www.dezeen.com/2012/02/23/starbucks-coffee-at-dazaifu-tenman-gu-by-kengo-kuma-and-associates/
https://hanachrisantyjioe.blogspot.com/2017/06/japan-fukuoka-japan-starbucks-dazaifu.html
www.timeandstyle.com/starbucks-coffee-dazaifu-tenmanguu