Japanese architect Kengo Kuma designed a Starbucks Coffee at Dazaifutenmangu in Fukuoka, Japan, where traditions meet contemporary acrhitecture.



Dazaifutenmangu is one of the largest shrines in Japan and about 2 million people visit the shrine every year.  Kuma’s aim was to design a café that harmonizes with the traditional environment. Simple interior language is created with clever wooden wall-ceiling installation, mainly three tones and smart lighting solution. As they say, “less is more, more or less”…

This is the first time that Starbucks coffee outsources their architectural project.



Kengo Kuma and associates