Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma Transforms Chicken Shop Through Surreal Zero Waste Design

Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma Transforms Chicken Shop Through Surreal Zero Waste Design

Harmonica Yakocho Street is a bystreet situated in the vibrant urban city of Kichijoji  Japan, where a certain chicken shop has been magically madeover by architect Kengo Kuma, who’s aim was to create an abstract interior using zero waste materials.

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The area is well known for its nostalgic black market stall atmosphere, reminiscent of post World War II, and is a hotspot for young creative types.

Kuma applied a rainbow of recycled LAN cables to the walls, chairs and tables, in order to achieve a woolly cloud-like aesthetic, giving the illusion that a surreal, colourful moss had magically grown over an abandoned Yakitori bar.

Kengo Kuma 4The cables were mixed with leftover melted acrylic biproduct pieces, resulting in no doubt, a one of a kind ethereal dining experience! Stay updated on Kengo Kuma’s latest projects here.

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