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Kengo Kuma: SHUN SHOKU LOUNGE by KENGO KUMA & ASSOCIATES
Shun Shoku Lounge by Kengo Kuma Associates

Located in a prime location right outside Osaka Station, “Shun Shoku Lounge” is part café, part information kiosk.

Shun Shoku Lounge by Kengo Kuma Associates

Layered configuration has also been designed for V&A at Dundee. This lounge is in a way like a nesting inside V&A. The Kengo Kuma -desinged interior features a topographical landscape made from layered natural wooden sheets.

Shun Shoku Lounge by Kengo Kuma Associates

Various kinds of food-related items are laid out on this wooden ground. We expected that the chemistry would be just right for eating and the wooden stratum.

Shun Shoku Lounge by Kengo Kuma Associates

Much of the furniture serves as a showcase to display seasonal foods that rotate in and out on a monthly basis. Over on the café customers can order smoothies and lunch boxes made from the seasonal ingredients.

Shun Shoku Lounge by Kengo Kuma Associates

The owners hope that the shop will help disperse information about Osaka’s food and dining culture, while also bridging a gap between restaurants and farmers.

Shun Shoku Lounge by Kengo Kuma Associates
Shun Shoku Lounge by Kengo Kuma Associates
Shun Shoku Lounge by Kengo Kuma Associates

Location: Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Area: 82.0 sqm
Year: 2013