Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein, the duo that designed this architectural wonder lives up to the old phrase that Leonardo da Vinci, the quintessential Renaissance man spoke: “Art is never finished.” Daikanyama T-Site, in Tokyo, Japan is a wonderful bookstore located in the trendy Daikanyama city. T-Site is not only a conventional library, is a center where the culture and arts of Japan gather, has a place where can be bought electric bicycles, a restaurant, a hotel, a pet shop, a camera store and a gallery. In this library, visitors can enjoy a good cappuccino or coffee at their tables specially designed for the T-site coffee lounge offers cozy, elegant and special lighting. However, there is also a Starbucks, the coffee chain has penetrated almost everywhere.
“We’re lucky to have designed almost all by ourselves, I breakfast here almost every morning,” says Dytham, a Briton living in Tokyo since the late 80s. For Astrid Klein, the Daikanyama T-Site is an extension of her living room, a German who moved to Japan also late 80s after living in France, Britain and Italy. A lot of books, all filial willing to draw the attention of anyone interested in topics ranging from philosophy to food.
Source and images: CNN Travel