Traditional Chinese roof tiles decorate the interior of Blue Bottle Coffee shop in Shanghai

Japanese studio Keiji Ashizawa Design has used traditional Chinese roof tiles as the key material at Blue Bottle Coffee’s latest shop in Shanghai to celebrate local culture.

Set to open on Friday, the cafe is located on the first and second floors of a building connected to the Kerry Centre in downtown Shanghai, close to the over 1,000-year-old Jing’an Temple.

The new Blue Bottle Coffee shop is located in downtown Shanghai

Keiji Ashizawa Design placed a total of 13,000 handmade brick tiles on the bar counter, stairwell wall and the lounge area of the cafe.

This particular type of bricks, which have semi-circular edges, were made in Yixing, a nearby

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