The success of Starbucks concept shops comes in radical aesthetic departure from the corporate norm and precise understanding of what works in the environment of the new builds. We've covered new spaces in Washington, a thrilling structure of recycled shipping containers, and the brilliant Kengo Kuma designed store in Japan. The latest, and most impressive, is in Amsterdam.
Under the direction of Liz Muller, The Bank was built by a collection of local artists and craftsmen who mix re-purposed oak, antique delft tile, and recycled bicycle tires. There are stages for performance, a theater for coffee brewing, and even an on-site bakery. The space is hyper local, and perfect for a never ending swirl of activity. [Dezeen]