PUDDLE constructs translucent makeshift coffee kiosk in kyoto
PUDDLE constructs translucent makeshift coffee kiosk in kyoto PUDDLE constructs translucent makeshift coffee kiosk in kyoto
oct 10, 2016

PUDDLE constructs translucent makeshift coffee kiosk in kyoto


this compact coffee kiosk measures only 20 square meters and was realized for the international modern arts festival which took place at the kyoto city art museum.

PUDDLE coffee kiosk designboom
all images © takumi ota




the arabica coffee designed by tokyo-based studio PUDDLE was created to visually complement the art exhibition. the translucent exterior –made from a combination of aluminum and polycarbonate– was developed to reference a greenhouse. the temporary structure employs straightforward techniques for set up and taking down, this element combined with its lightweight material allows for it to be reinstalled at a diverse range of locations.



‘I imagined the contrast between the museum’s serene space, and the kiosk in a bed of white gravel, would be the perfect setting for one to enjoy an unforgettable cup of coffee.’ comments masaki kato, head architect. ‘as a matter of fact, there was an request to set up this kiosk in a different location during this time, and we were able to accommodate this since the deconstruction, removal, and re-installation took just one day to complete.’

PUDDLE coffee kiosk designboom
placed in a historical setting, the kiosk is set on an elevated gravel pit

a window opens up for customers to receive the coffee

the material used is light enough to be assembled and carried by one person

floorplan of the 20 sqm kiosk




project info:


client: asiamix limited
project type: temporary architecture design
location: kyoto municipal museum of art  kyoto(japan)
floor space: 20.0m²
completion: march 2015 ~ may 2015
category: coffee kiosk
contractor: notcho’s workshop + puddle
designer: masaki kato + elson lin








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