Archive for the ‘hotels & restaurants’ category

Starbucks 15th Avenue Coffee & Tea Shop, Seatle

August 23rd, 2011

Starbucks went back to basics in its 15th Avenue location with a rustic combination of salvaged barnwood, old warehouse lighting, rusted wire chandeliers adorned with clothespins, and large photographs depicting coffee and tea rituals.

McDonald’s flagship restaurant by SHH, London

August 23rd, 2011

SHH created a radical new and multi-award-winning flagship restaurant for McDonald’s, located only yards from London’s shopping epicentre – Oxford Circus. This 3-storey restaurant had to serve fast-moving convenience customers but also larger groups of young people, and particularly teenagers, who like to shop and socialise in Oxford Street.

Numero bar by Isay Weinfeld arquiteto, São Paulo

August 18th, 2011

Numero bar was built on a very narrow and long strip of land in the Jardins area, in São Paulo. A walkway runs from the street through a hallway/tunnel fully covered in mirrors, leading to the main hall.

Godiva Chocoiste by Wonderwall, Tokyo

August 16th, 2011

This is Godiva’s new concept flagship store. Godiva’s idea was “treat thyself”. Wonderwall’s intention was to add a breath of fresh air to the more traditional image Godiva instill. The shop features humorous design details such as the “melting chocolate” ceiling combined with the primarily classical interior design.

Possi ice-cream parlour by Antonio Gardoni, Brescia – Italy

August 12th, 2011

Possi ice-cream makers is a family run business on the market for the past 40 years catering fresh and delicious ice-creams produced in a artisanal and organic way. The Possi ice-cream never really changed trying to follow trends, it’s still served in generous portions using old style tumblers and adding classic decorations like paper umbrellas and coloured straws.

The Soho – The Bar by Wonderwall, Tokyo

August 11th, 2011

The bar lounge is situated at a special location at the top of the building facing the ocean, and it is an exceptional place exclusively for the tenants of the SOHO.

Flavaboom fro-yo shop by Dune, New York

August 9th, 2011

Flavaboom, a new frozen yogurt shop in Chelsea, brings the art of summertime desserts to a scientific level. Designed by New York-based Dune, a firm best known for its colorful amorphous furniture, the concept for the prototype store is an ultramodern laboratory, complete with futuristic details.

DragonFly Night Club by Munge Leung, Niagara Falls

August 8th, 2011

Dragon Fly Nightclub is the recipient of the 2007 Hospitality Design Award and the 2006 Design Exchange Award. Canadian Architects Munge Leung: Design Associates created a 12,000 square foot nightclub which plays host to a fantastic experience.

Dogmatic Restaurant by EFGH, New York

August 6th, 2011

The design of the 600 sq ft interior and storefront for the new flagship restaurant Dogmatic Gourmet Sausage System on Union Square, is based on the aesthetics of the butchery, which becomes the generative approach to the project.

The Nautilus Project by Design Spirits, Singapore

August 6th, 2011

Japanese studio Design Spirits has designed the Nautilus Project, a restaurant located on the fourth floor of the ION shopping center in Singapore. In designer’s words, “The Nautilus Project is located on the fourth floor of the ION shopping center, where opened recently on the Orchard Road, Singapore.

Café Coutume by CUT architectures, Paris

August 5th, 2011

A Paris-based studio CUT architectures recently has completed the Café Coutume. Coutume is a new coffee roastery in Paris offering a cut edge selection of pure origin roasted coffees.

Teeq by Design Spirits Co., Kuala Lumpur

August 4th, 2011

Teeq is a rooftop restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. Located in what was the 8th floor parking garage of a shopping center, the project includes a club, theater, restaurant and courtyard. Surrounded by desirable and natural views, the design aims to equally emphasize the interior and exterior spaces.

Delicatessen by nemaworkshop, New York

August 3rd, 2011

For the design of Delicatessen, nemaworkshop explored the concept of urban identity, namely the vibrant SoHo neighborhood and more specifically the NY newsstand. Typically overlooked because of its ubiquity, the newsstand serves as an atypical yet appropriate model. They are open, in-and-out thoroughfares which foster a unique breed of social energy.

Sid Lee gallery-atelier-café in Amsterdam

August 2nd, 2011

Sid Lee, creative agency of record for adidas Originals amongst many others, has decided to expand beyond their Montreal roots. It’s a great looking space they’ve created in Amsterdam, and sure to be an inspiring place to work.

Look Out Cafe by Design Spirits, Niseko Village

August 2nd, 2011

Japanese architect studio Design Spirits have designed a stylish ski bar in Niseko Village – a ski resort on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. The Niseko Look Out Café was originally built 28 years ago, but this will be its first ever renovation.

The Cave Restaurant by Koichi Takada Architects, Sydney

August 1st, 2011

We aim to change the way we eat and chat in restaurants. The acoustic quality of restaurants contributes to the comfort and enjoyment of a dining experience. We have experimented with noise levels in relation to the comfort of dining and the ambience a cave like environment can create.

Costa Coffee by Stiff + Trevillion Architects, London

July 29th, 2011

Stiff + Trevillion Architects designed the new Costa Caffe in London. “The brief with Costa Coffee was to develop a new concept to deliver to a younger, trendier, more cosmopolitan audience with the flexibility to change every part of the brand concept except the logo.

Chan restaurant and bar by Andy Martin Associates, Thessaloniki

July 28th, 2011

ama design studio’s concept for Chan ‘pan-Asian’ restaurant and bar at ‘The Met’ hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece, is a lively fusion of modern aesthetic and traditional Asian motifs. The internal dining space is 230sqm and 150sqm for external dining in the hotels courtyard.

Grosvenor Cafe by Surface ID, Glasgow

July 27th, 2011

The client wanted to transform a staid, underutilized cavernous bar into a multifunctional flexible venue with a real focus on good food, live music and customer choice. Externally, faded warehouse style adverts entice people upstairs, reflecting the building’s historical purpose.

The Soho – The Canteen by Wonderwall, Tokyo

July 26th, 2011

Katayama designed this café with the assumption that it would be frequented everyday by tenants of the SOHO and people working in the neighborhood. He applied the same multi-color motif from the open space in the middle of the building to on of the walls in the café and also inside its lively open kitchen. Plenty of natural light and ocean view terrace seating help create a very liberating and comforting atmosphere.