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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,Design,Gallery,Green Interiors | No Comments
Kengo Kuma and Associates have given a Starbucks coffee shop in Fukuoka, Japan an imaginative re-design using 2,000 wooden sticks. Each stick varies in length from between 1.3 - 4 meters, but if laid out in a straight line they would stretch 4.4 kilometers! The designers have laced the sticks together in a diagonal formations to create a dynamic, nest-like interior.
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.
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 Kengo Kuma and Associates: http://kkaa.co.jp/
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