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Japanese Coffee Kiosks
« on: June 03, 2021, 02:39:57 pm »
I just found this Japanese man on Twitter, who built a couple of kiosks and a modified vending machines for coffee shops. I thought it was somewhat steamy, and a clever use of space. From the little I could understand, he got into building these kiosks because the pandemic precluded the use of normal coffee houses in Japan, and business owners moved to build kiosks and vending machines. Looks interesting. I'm wondering if the second storey is a storage space or a place to sleep when tired!


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Re: Japanese Coffee Kiosks
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2022, 07:06:02 am »
I must apologize for necroposting, but I had to leave a comment. These are simply lovely. It's really telling that ubiquitous symbols of modernity like kiosks and vending machines can be made so much more pleasant simply by constructing them with traditional materials, yet we're still inundated with glass, plastic and concrete. 

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Re: Japanese Coffee Kiosks
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2022, 05:46:54 pm »
I must apologize for necroposting, but I had to leave a comment. These are simply lovely. It's really telling that ubiquitous symbols of modernity like kiosks and vending machines can be made so much more pleasant simply by constructing them with traditional materials, yet we're still inundated with glass, plastic and concrete. 

I like the idea of the micropub. With portable benches or tables for an instant beer garden. In these pandemic days, it makes sense to have a well ventilated venue. You do need good weather though. But for part of the year exterior booths can fill the gap needed by the food and drink industry.

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Re: Japanese Coffee Kiosks
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2022, 01:25:33 am »
Maybe relevant, might not be: There's an interesting development along similar lines in our small bedroom city (Jersey Village, yes, I know, kind of a sucky name) outside of Houston, Texas. Basically, it's a kind of laager
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of food trucks in a repurposed used car lot, touted on the sign as an "Outdoor Food Court"; the idea being that patrons can choose from a variety of food vendors, and then eat in a more or less centralized area under a roof but without walls (AKA the roofed-over "Outdoor showroom" left over from the used car lot days).It seems to be operating under the seasonal plan, as similarly delineated in the Admiral's post. (sorry, no photo just yet).
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Re: Japanese Coffee Kiosks
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2022, 10:40:03 am »
That sounds interesting, a roving caravan of food trucks that set up a little food market from time to time. I could see that being made up to have quite the steam aesthetic if one was willing...

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Re: Japanese Coffee Kiosks
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2022, 04:20:19 pm »
oh my that's both functional and attractive. I quite like it.
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Re: Japanese Coffee Kiosks
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2022, 04:55:50 pm »
Oh these is lovely! About the 7th? Picture down (With all the port hole windows) looks very steampunk'ish to me~