Nestled in Yokohama’s thriving business district Minatomirai lies an immaculately dressed Blue Bottle Coffee cafe, designed by Keiji Ashizawa Design and Norm Architects.
The cafe is set behind a glass-front and looks out towards a smartly kept public park. Tokyo-based studio Keiji Ashizawa Design decided to echo the site’s environs by livening up the cafe’s interiors with natural materials. “We aimed to create an atmosphere which welcomes locals by using wood, inspired by the park,” notes founder Keiji Ashizawa. The building “provides a feeling of kindness with natural materials set against the industrial-looking landscape.”
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