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

Posted By Helen Morgan On June 6, 2012 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,green Interiors | No Comments

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Kengo Kuma and Associates [3]‘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 [3]

Via Sinbaddesign [6]


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[3] Kengo Kuma and Associates: http://kkaa.co.jp/

[4] Fukuoka, Japan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukuoka

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[6] Sinbaddesign: http://www.sinbadesign.com/architecture/starbucks-cafe-in-fukuoka-japan/

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