kengo kuma + associates: café kureon
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nov 19, 2011
kengo kuma + associates: café kureon

‘café kureon’ by kengo kuma + associates, toyama, japan
all images courtesy of kengo kuma + associates

tokyo-based practice kengo kuma + associates has recently completed the ‘café kureon’ in toyama, japan. encompassed with
a meadow, the 197 square meter restaurant appears to minimally touch the ground. the internal dining space is contained
within a glass enclosed box and the exterior is wrapped with interlocking lengths of timber. placed perpendicular to each
other in a grid-like arrangement, the structure appears visually inverted with continuous layers at the roof line and compact
footprints for supports connecting to the foundations.

outdoor seating is integrated into the facade composition

entrance to the restaurant

dining area

detail of the stacked lumber motif

illuminated from the interior at night

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