DECEMBER 10, 2022. GRACE EBERT
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Architect Kengo Kuma designed this cafe from wood and concrete to evoke the sloping sand dunes of the surrounding area.
Overlooking Japan’s vast Tottori Sand Dunes is a new two-level structure that connects earth and atmosphere. Dubbed a “staircase to the sky,” Takahama Café is one of architect Kengo Kuma’s latest projects that reflects the surrounding environment. The dramatically vaulted building, which totals 199 square meters, is constructed with cross-laminated timber and reinforced concrete and features a balcony topped with a pergola for visitors to view the region. […]
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