Archive for the ‘hotels & restaurants’ category

M.B. Post Restaurant by SJ Jones Architects

July 15th, 2011

From the 1950s until the 1970s, the Manhattan Beach Post Office doled out mail to the local residents and was often a good place to see your neighbors. Now the location is an even better place to meetup as it houses the M.B. Post Restaurant, a hip new restaurant serving up tasty tapas plates and craft beer created by executive chef David LeFevre. Accompanying the well reviewed menu is a modern yet homey interior designed by SJ Jones Architects, who aimed at keeping with the original feel of the post office and the town vernacular by using vintage decor and reclaimed wood.

Press Club by BCV Architects, San Francisco

July 14th, 2011

This Press Club wine bar is located in Four Seasons hotel on Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco. It is an urban tasting room and shop that has been created by BCV Architects. The bar interior materials are from woods with exposed structural elements. It creates warm atmosphere inside.

Godiva flagship stores concept design by d-ash design

July 13th, 2011

d-ash design has reinvented the chocolate experience with five new flagship locations for international chocolatier Godiva. The new store design will serve as a template for future Godiva retail locations, and it signals an exciting new chapter in the history of the world-renowned chocolate-maker.

Meltino Bar & Lounge by LOFF, Braga

July 13th, 2011

MELTINO BAR & LOUNGE is a place intended to update the concept of a coffee embedded in a shopping center. Having the strong presence of the design element, the furniture is the result of coffee derivatives, in order to allow that the community assimilates the singularity of a place that serves as a lounge and bar.

Twister Restaurant by Sergey Makhno & Butenko Vasiliy, Kiev

July 12th, 2011

Design team of Sergey Makhno and Butenko Vasiliy have completed the interior for a restaurant in Kiev, where you can fell like baby bird while drinking cocktail or have a dinner at tornado top. This restaurant can be classed as modern European and offers a molecular kitchen style dishes.

The Kith Café by Hjgher, Singapore

July 11th, 2011

The concept which the cafe takes is inspired by the simple phrase from the Japanese film, Be With You. It is translates into “Would you care to have a coffee break with me sometimes?” a plain and sincere question which has the power to turn the strangers into kith and kin.

Posh Cafe by Jassim AlShehab, Kuwait

July 10th, 2011

Posh café’s design concept was focused on creating a distinctive atmosphere for a venue located at the hurt of a major mall’s atrium. In theory; the design approach aimed at stimulating a theatrical character to the experience when visiting the café or simply walking through the atrium.

Nat. Fine Bio Food Restaurant interior by eins:eins Architects

July 9th, 2011

The main contradiction of a “natural” restaurant in an artificial urban environment becomes the core of the design. This is reflected in the contrast between natural form and disciplined, geometric abstraction, as well as in the coming together of nearly dematerialized and overly tactile, sensuous surfaces.

Pio Pio Restaurant by Sebastian Marsical Studio

July 8th, 2011

A nice restaurant design which is called the Pio Pio Restaurant is completed designed by the Sebastian Marsical Studio. This amazing restaurant is built in New York. By the architect, this restaurant is built by two components of materials, it is concrete and wood.

Mazzo by Concrete Architectural Associates

July 7th, 2011

This is a typical Amsterdam building: the space is narrow and very deep fused together with different floor and ceiling levels, which automatically provides a natural position for the restaurant. Located in Rozengracht, has a ceiling height of five feet and the face is directed outward.

Qi Urban Lobby Wellness Centre by Manada, Mexico City

July 3rd, 2011

Mexican architectural firm manadaº has recently completed the Qi Urban Lobby, it was designed to archive a harmony and balance sense to new wellness centre in Mexico City.

MOODs Eco Hotel, Prague

June 16th, 2011

Settled within a quiet side street just a few steps away from Prague’s city center, the MOODs hotel is a gorgeous, high-tech and eco-friendly boutique accommodation, designed by a team of Czech architects led by Vladimir Žák and Roman Vrtiška. This posh retreat has transformed the hotel scene in the historic capital, offering unparalleled service and luxurious comfort to its visitors. Situated in a refurbished building was once a bank, the hotel opened its doors just two years ago with stunning interiors built from fast growing bamboo, recycled-wood floors and it even features a luscious living wall at the entrance made entirely out of moss.

Commerce Design Award: STROFILIA

June 9th, 2011

Greek restaurant Strofilia is located in a former wine storehouse and consists of three different spaces. The first dining-room, redesigned by Delacroix & Friant, is a completely white space, spiced up using design furniture, wooden wine cases as wall coverage and coloured ‘totem poles’. The room in the back is decorated in the traditional Greek manner with brick wall and original wooden details and furniture. After dinner, guests can relax in the 17th century brick basement.

Commerce Design Award: PANTONE HOTEL

June 9th, 2011

The Pantone Hotel, designed by Michel Penneman and Olivier Hannaert, invites its visitors to discover Brussels through a coloured lens in an environment with all necessary comfort. The first hotel in the world inspired by the Pantone colour code, shows on each of the seven floors a different colour that returns in the details in every room such as the unique pictures of Victor Levy, an abstract version of Brussels’s city landscape.

Commerce Design Award: FORNOSTAR

June 7th, 2011

The Italian restaurant ‘Fornostar’ is the latest project of a passionate cook and decorator. Jacques Vanderbeck doesn’t hold a degree in architecture or design, but designed his pizzeria trusting his gut feeling and his preference for unconvential materials, objects and colours. Located in a multicultural area with mainly fish restaurants, Fornostar is without a doubt the odd one out !

Commerce Design Award: BOZAR BRASSERIE

June 7th, 2011

The BOZAR BRASSERIE is the most eye-catching element of an ambitious, faithful restoration project that marks a further stage in the implementation of the master plan for the general renovation of Horta’s masterpiece, which has been under way for a decade now.

100% Chocolate Cafe by Wonderwall, Tokyo

June 6th, 2011

100% chocolate cafe is run by old Japanese chocolate brand, Meiji. The environment was designed by Masamichi Katayama of Wonderwall, while all the graphics were by Groovisions.

Noir by Nuca, Piatra Neamt

May 23rd, 2011

A warm, intimate interior greets you from the glass street scape as you enter Piatra Neamt’s noir restaurant. Located in northeast Romania, Piatra Neamt is a city surrounded by mountains of forrest, which you will soon begin to understand how the landscape’s beauty seeped into the interior space. The design team at Nuca, composed by Robert Marin, Ramona Macarie and Mirela Nitu utilized wood for it’s warmth and relation to the surrounding topography. Rather than just wood tables, wood flooring and wood wall panels, the palette is broken and accentuated through sculpture, lighting and contrasting textures.

Cielito Querido Café

May 18th, 2011

Coffee shops are the sorts of businesses that thrive on an eclectic image, and the new Cielito Querido Cafe branding acts as an effective example of this. Designed by Esrawe, this niche Mexican venue has been overhauled with fresh coffee cups, snack packaging and interior design.

Salon de Bricolage – Members Only Club, Athens

May 18th, 2011

The Members Only Club is a very special part of the modern day world city. Associated in the good old days with black and white movies, after hour card games, the Rat Pack, tuxedoes and speakeasies, the member’s only club has evolved into an essential part of what makes a neighborhood “hip” in the 21st century. New York, London, and Paris all have their answers to the modern day clubhouse, with places for the young bohemians/ creative thinkers/ artists of tomorrow to gather. It’s about time Athens*GR provided such a space for the youth creating their burgeoning art, design, and foodie scene.