Helen Morgan

Kengo Kuma Creates a Dynamic Cave-Like Interior Using 2,000 Pieces of Wood

by , 06/06/12

Starbucks Cafe, Kengo Kuma, wood interiors, fukuoka japan, sustainable design, green architecture, green design

Kengo Kuma and Associates‘s interior celebrates the warm grain of natural unfinished wood. Through careful positioning they constructed a woven mass of wooden segments that form a cave-like space. The team built the web-like cafe interior near Dazaifu Tenmangu, one of the country’s principle shrines. The sacred spot dates all the way back to 919 A.D., and it receives about 2 million visitors a year.

+ Kengo Kuma and Associates

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