The Rayograph

To Sip in Style

Architects Kengo Kuma and Associates designed this unique Starbucks coffee shop in Dazaifu, Japan. Inspired by a nearby Shinto shrine, the designers envisioned a place of refuge, something like an iced Venti-cooled, meditation-inducing cave. The most outstanding of features within the design overall has to be the diagonally-woven lattice of over 2,000 wooden batons, a piece inspired by traditional architecture. Muted tones and a glass facade round out the design.

I think it’s time for a coffee break, don’t you?

Via Dezeen, Flavorwire.

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This entry was published on February 23, 2012 at 6:46 PM. It’s filed under Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “To Sip in Style

  1. Steve Ramirez on said:

    Wow.
    I wish more of the world was like what I see in the Rayograph. Truly.

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