Bamboo basket: Shop by Kengo Kuma
Location: Minami Aoyama 3-10-20, Tokyo, Japan
He was thus able to apply the knowledge he gained in this way to larger buildings, such as the Prostho Museum Research Center, a ten-metre-high structure built in 2010 that takes its inspiration from Cidori, a traditional Japanese toy in which timber slats are joined by means of milled cutouts and not by nails or other connectors. The Tokyo Starbucks branch incorporating more than 2,000 wooden sticks is based on this system. Now the three-storey wooden Sunny Hills structure takes this idea even further by dispensing with nails and glue altogether.
Usable space: 297 m²
Period of construction: November 2012 - Dezember 2013