Posts Tagged ‘coffee shop design’
Tokyo based architects Kengo Kuma and Associates decided to switch up the vibe of coffee shops when Starbucks wanted to set up shop on the street that leads straight to the Dazaifu Tenmagu, a holy shrine dedicated to a Japanese deity. Kuma wanted to make sure the design of the store fit in with it’s surroundings, in order to respect the sanctity of the grounds.
Because of this Kuma was able to spice up the Starbucks shop without compromising the company’s successful brand identity. The approach was reminiscent of traditional carpentry, as the team connected small square wooden blocks together to create a 3D pattern which reaches up the walls and to the ceiling. The wood pieces start in the back of the shop and move forward throughout the space, until they shoot out of the glass facade, which is set back 10′ from the street to allow for outdoor seating. Angular banquette seating was situated against one wall, while small individual wood desks are attached to the opposite wall. The eye-popping shop is a refreshing change from Starbucks usual manufactured interior style, we can’t help but want more coffee spots like this!
(Photography: Kengo Kuma)
Fall is here! This is the season to put on your gloves, wrap a light scarf around your neck, and settle into your favorite cafe with an adventure novel and a warm latte. But what is your favorite coffee shop? Enjoy this week’s roundup of the top 10 most creative coffee shops out there! (Then head here, and let us know where your favorite coffee shop is!) Whether you are in Paris, London, or New York, there will be something in this list that will get you in the mood for some falling leaves in quiet moments. Shhhhhhh, I’m reading! (sip, sip).
The Wapping Project Cafe | London
Cielito Querido Cafe | Mexico
Esrawe + Ignacio Cadena
The House Cafe Kanyon | Istanbul
Urban Station Cafe | Buenos Aires
Total Tool Architects
The House Cafe Corner | Tesvikiye
La Patisserie Des Reves | Paris
The House Cafe Istiklal | Istanbul
Café Vue at 401 St Kilda Road | Melbourne
Alessi Flagship Cafe | New York