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Kengo Kuma Designs a Dramatically Vaulted Cafe to Evoke Japan’s Sloping Tottori Sand Dunes — Colossal



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#architecture
#Japan
#Kengo Kuma
#wood

December 10, 2022

Grace Ebert

All photographs ©︎ Kawasumi-Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

Overlooking Japan’s huge Tottori Sand Dunes is a brand new two-level construction that connects earth and environment. Dubbed a “staircase to the sky,” Takahama Café is one in all architect Kengo Kuma’s newest tasks that displays the encircling setting. The dramatically vaulted constructing, which totals 199 sq. meters, is constructed with cross-laminated timber and bolstered concrete and incorporates a balcony topped with a pergola for guests to view the area. Sand from the dunes textures the Washi paper pendant lights inside, and in honor of native craftspeople and traditions, the studio tasked the Tottori Mingei pottery workshop Nakai-gama with creating the toilet sinks, that are cloaked in its signature blue-black glaze.

For extra from Kuma (previously) and his workforce, go to the studio’s site. (through designboom)

 

A photo of a wooden building with a pergola

A photo of a wooden building with a pergola and overlook cafe

A photo of a sloping wooden building with stairs on the side

A photo of an indoor cafe

A photo of an indoor cafe

A photo of a wooden building with a pergola

A photo of a dramatically sloped wooden roof

#architecture
#Japan
#Kengo Kuma
#wood

 

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