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Dezeen Debate newsletter features a "uniquely immersive" mud restaurant in Japan

The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Debate newsletter features Junya Ishigami's below-ground concrete and mud restaurant. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now.

Japanese house and restaurant are contained within a mud-covered building by architect Junya Ishigami, which was crafted by pouring concrete into holes in the ground.

Located in the city of Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, the unusual below-ground building has sparked debate amongst commenters.

"The strength of the novelty nullifies the concrete crime", wrote one.

Venturi Scott Brown's postmodern Sainsbury Wing at National Gallery in London wins AIA 25 Year Award
One of King Charles III's architectural interventions led to the creation of the postmodern National Gallery extension

Other stories in this week's newsletter include King Charles III's impact on British architecture, PMA Madhushala's Indian home wrapped in a perforated wall of brick and stone and an "elegant shelter" around a chestnut tree by João Mendes Ribeiro.

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