kengo kuma builds hong kong's také restaurant entirely out of bamboo
 

kengo kuma builds hong kong's také restaurant entirely out of bamboo

kengo kuma combines the healing powers of bamboo with his fascination for woven structures in the design of the také restaurant. located in hong kong, ‘také’ – meaning bamboo in japanese – is built to resemble a grove, inviting diners into 488 sq.m space that looks more like a garden than a simple restaurant.

kengo kuma builds hong kong's také restaurant out of bamboo
image © kengo kuma & associates
(main image © virgile simon bertrand)

 

 

drawing from the old chinese story ‘the seven sages of the bamboo grove,’ where it was said that the grove had healing powers, kuma has designed a space that evokes the feeling of dining within a bamboo forest. used on every surface of také possible, including floors, walls, ceilings, windows, and furniture, the material offers visitors a haptic experience, while creating a warm and welcoming environment.

kengo kuma builds hong kong's také restaurant out of bamboo
image © kengo kuma & associates

kengo kuma builds hong kong's také restaurant out of bamboo
image © kengo kuma & associates

kengo kuma builds hong kong's také restaurant out of bamboo
image © virgile simon bertrand

kengo kuma builds hong kong's také restaurant entirely out of bamboo
image © kengo kuma & associates

kengo kuma builds hong kong's také restaurant entirely out of bamboo
image © virgile simon bertrand

kengo kuma builds hong kong's také restaurant entirely out of bamboo
image © kengo kuma & associates

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