— by Charlie Zhang: Nestled in Yokohama’s thriving business district Minatomirai lies an immaculately dressed Blue Bottle Coffee cafe, designed by Keiji Ashizawa Design and Norm Architects.

The cafe is set behind a glass-front and looks out towards a smartly kept public park. Tokyo-based studio Keiji Ashizawa Design decided to echo the site’s environs by livening up the cafe’s interiors with natural materials…

Image courtesy of Keiji Ashizawa Design