kengo kuma + associates: café kureon

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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.


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