miele flagshipstore

gps: 35.66262, 139.71742 / code: japtok0257

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location: tokyo

architect: kuma kengo

completed: unknown

photo: 180113

 

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kyushu geibunkan – annex 2

annex 2 of the kyushu geibunkan consists of triangle panel modules which were made out of cedar (long side 2.5m, weight 20kg). these elements allow the structure to expand or shrink according to future needs. the triangles are supported by pillars which are standing randomly underneath the roof.

gps: 33.17849349975586 130.49339294433594 / code: japfuk0009

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location: chikugo funagoya

architect: kuma kengo

completed: unknown

photo: 180110

 

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kyushu geibunkan

kyushu geibunkan is a cultural center in chikugo funagoya in the north of kyushu with a museum and a community center offering spaces for lectures, pottery classes and concerts. according to the architect, one of the most important elements of the kyushu geibunkan is the redefinition of the term “roof” which in this particular project became an arrangement of small slopes. those slope-like roofs for which the architects applied various materials are representing the community for which the complex was built.

gps: 33.17849, 130.49339 / code: japfuk0001

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location: chikugo funagoya

architect: kuma kengo

completed: 2013

photo: 180110

 

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starbucks dazaifutenmangu

kengo kuma & associates designed a new starbucks shop in dazaifu, a small city close to fukuoka. the city is famous for the large shrine nearby which is dedicated to “the god of examination”. the new shop is made out of more than 2,000 wooden parts (1.3 meters to 4 meters in length) which are interwoven giving the interior a fluid look and direction in order to lead the guests into the building.

gps: 33.51962, 130.5334 / code: japfuk0003

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location: dazaifu

architect: kuma kengo

completed: 2012

photo: 180109

 

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abc hall

the very basic idea of the new abc hall building is to bring nature into an office building with an intensive use. thus, the complex offers two large ‘gardens‘: the so-called ‘river deck’ along the river and the ‘sky terrace’ on the roof.  the exterior wall facing the river is covered with plates made of recycled wood which aim is to to soften the hardness of the architecture.

gps: 34.69388, 135.48829 / code: japosa0009

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location: osaka

architect: kuma kengo

completed: unknown

photo: 180107

 

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jugetsudo kabuki-za cafe

the new jugetsudo teashop and café is situated in ginza above tokyo`s kabuki theater which is regarded as one of the most prestigious cultural spots in the country. kuma kengo covered the walls and ceilings of the café with 3000 bamboo lengths stretching from floor to ceiling in order to give the cafe a traditional yet modern japanese look.

gps: 35.66941, 139.76773 / code: japtok0291

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location: tokyo

architect: kuma kengo

completed: unknown

photo: 180103

 

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