Starbucks installation by Kengo Kuma and Associates

Not your usual Starbucks?

Architects Kengo Kuma and Associates have installed a rather unusual 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.

Photography is by Masao Nishikawa.

Read more: Kengo Kuma 


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