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.

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:

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: