Japanese bento boxes and architecture meet in brilliant and charming designs

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    • Japanese culture
    • Food / Gourmet
  • Update date

    • 2022-01-31

Japanese bento boxes can be a great way to enjoy a smorgasbord of tasty dishes on the go or simply sitting down to take in a varied dining experience. They can also be pretty aesthetically pleasing, with each meal portion being arranged and plated perfectly in its own individual compartment.

Takumi "Anhelo" Sekiya (@ANHELO69) noticed a striking similarity between the layout of a perfect bento box and a well built home. That's why he and his colleagues decided to form Kenchiku Bento (Bento Architecture)--a bento box design studio inspired by famous Japanese architecture and hoping to introduce it through fascinating and unique bento designs.

Source: @ANHELO69

Source: @ANHELO69

The four member design collective was inspired to introduce new concepts to bento box design by Japanese architecture, and operate under the theme of "great spatial composition makes great bento composition", unifying architectural layout with that of a bento box.

While many conventional bento boxes have flat and low-rise designs, Bento Architecture takes advantage of their compact nature that tries to make the most out of every bit of space by looking to multi-layered architecture with interesting cross-sections to try and build a new bento experience.

.... read the original article on the grape Japan website: