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Coffee ... Tokyo-based and world-renowned architect Kengo Kuma has designed a Starbucks store in Japan located in Fukuoka Perfecture, on the street leading straight to a shrine called Dazaifu Tenmagu, dedicated to a Japanese deity. More than 2,000 woven cedar sticks, creating a loosely woven lattice that extends beyond the storefront’s edge. The shop’s design is, according to Kuma the “fusion of traditional and contemporary and is made up of natural materials both traditional and modern”.
11 Of The Most Uniquely Designed Starbucks Coffee Shops From Around The World | This Starbucks location in Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida, has lemongrass growing on the sloped roof, while large windows allow people walking past to see into the interior that has wooden tables and chairs and comfy leather couches.
The very first original Starbucks | Pike's Place Market, Seattle This picture had to be taken at 4:30 am right after the sun comes up because there is no one in site. This place is always crowded to the street and has street musicians outside.