— Not your average Starbucks

A beautiful interior space, designed by the legendary architect Kengo Kuma, that is actually a branch of Starbucks.

In a refreshing change of pace for the brand, the architects have taken inspiration from the local surroundings in Fukuoka, Japan, where it sits on the main approach to the Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine. The shrine is one of the most ancient in Japan, being established in 919 A.D. Along the main path to the shrine, there are traditional Japanese buildings in one or two stories. The architects aimed to combine these into a the modern Starbucks establishment, and the result is truly beautiful!

 

Via Kengo Kuma.

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