Archive for the ‘hotels & restaurants’ category

Sushicafé Avenida by Saraiva + Asociados, Lisbon

November 30th, 2011

In April 2011 the most recent Japanese restaurant opened in Lisbon. Created by the Architecture Practice “Saraiva + Associados”, the aim of this design was to reflect different facets of Japanese culture. The thought was to surprise the clientele by letting them discover new textures, new colours and new scents in every step they take or even in every visit they make.

Koko Black chocolatier by Mim Design, Melbourne

November 28th, 2011

The first Koko Black salon opened at Melbourne’s historic Royal Arcade in December 2003. Shane Hills, Koko Blacks founder, had a vision to create a world-class chocolate experience and this vision has been well and truly realized with seven exquisite stores and plans for further expansion.

Nobu restaurant by Rockwell Group, Dubai

November 26th, 2011

To anchor Nobu at Atlantis The Palm in Dubai in its location, Rockwell Group surrounded the restaurant walls and ceilings with large hand-woven curvilinear abaca panels to evoke an environment submerged under an ocean wave, and added accents of traditional Middle Eastern vernacular architecture such as hand-wrought iron columns of flowers, leaves and buds.

McDonald’s restaurant by Patrick Norguet, Villefranche-de-Lauragais

November 23rd, 2011

A project which is exciting in terms of its scope as well as in its technical and sociological constraints since it concerned McDonald’s returning to its founding myth: familial fast food.

Ator restaurant by Expose Architecture, Tehran – Iran

November 22nd, 2011

Ator is a 50 Square meter restaurant which was established in 2010 in Tehran, Iran. From the start of the design process it struggled with many needs and requests of the employers.

MYU restaurant by Paul Kaloustian, Beirut

November 21st, 2011

Located in the iconic night life district of Beirut, the MYU bar/restaurant inhabits an old small liquor factory. The design concept is based on creating 2 separate spaces of bar and restaurant defined by 2 vaults different in scale.

Wienerwald restaurant by Ippolito Fleitz Group, Munich

November 20th, 2011

Seeking to reconnect and strengthen the tradition of the brand, the new ownership commissioned Ippolito Fleitz Group to develop the new corporate roll out for the chain and regain brand awareness in Munich.

Toykio Coffee & Gallery, Düsseldorf

November 20th, 2011

Toykio Coffee & Gallery in Düsseldorf.

Club Mash by Ippolito Fleitz Group, Stuttgart

November 16th, 2011

The rear walls of the niches and the front side of the bar are covered with shell limestone flagging, creating a homogenous surface when viewed from the front. The shell limestone is subtly illuminated by halogen lighting.

Suite 88 chocolatier, Montreal

November 13th, 2011

The Chocolate Lounge is a chocolate lover’s paradise, an intimate space where you can forget your daily troubles and travel the world. Our unique and decadently rich products lift your spirits and enhance your day-to-day routine.

Lah! restaurant by IlmioDesign, Madrid

November 10th, 2011

Lah! restaurant by IlmioDesign, Madrid.

Vapiano Slow Food by Matteo Thun

November 9th, 2011

Vapiano Italian cuisine: fast food service with slow food quality. A tasteful interior design for a tasty eating experience; food preparation as a performing art.

Joy Cupcakes by Mim Design, Melbourne

November 8th, 2011

Joy Cupcakes evokes memories of a “home” style kitchen with a palette of soft colours and handmade tiles providing an organic backdrop to the products; cupcakes produced with all natural ingredients.

Dick’s Pizza & Pleasure, by Slick+Design USA, Milwaukee

November 7th, 2011

Milwaukee/Chicago-based designer, Rocco Laudizio of Slick+Design USA, and real estate/nightclub-restaurateur, Thomas Wackman, hook Milwaukee’s attention with new vanguard concept. A smart, enticing bend to fare and cocktails, Dick’s Pizza & Pleasure pushes artisan style pizza, house made milkshakes and nightlife a step far beyond.

Café del Arco by Clavel Arquitectos, Murcia – Spain

November 6th, 2011

In order to get a continuous space terrace-café, it was necessary to apply architectural mechanisms, able to dissolve the boundaries between the building and public space. From the very first sketch, a winding cul-de-sac layout was the leitmotif that let us deal with all those heterogeneous conditions.

Theurel & Thomas pâtisserie by Anagrama, San Pedro – Mexico

November 5th, 2011

One of the most important extensions of a brand, which has a business based in store selling, is the design and ambiance of the stores. The Theurel & Thomas pâtisserie has an enlightened space with an exclusivity and elegant atmosphere. The store location is in San Pedro, Mexico, Latin America’s most affluent suburb.

CHAMBERS eat + drink by Mr. Important Design, San Francisco

September 29th, 2011

Chambers Eat + Drink, the new restaurant and lounge at San Francisco’s iconic rock n’ roll hotel, the Phoenix, favors a similar approach, with a menu, decor and ambiance that is equal parts substance and style.

Ozone (The Ritz-Carlton) by Wonderwall, Hong Kong

September 16th, 2011

Located on the top 15 floors of the International Commerce Center (ICC) in Kowloon, the new Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, will be the world’s tallest hotel. Situated on the top floor of this hotel is the bar/lounge, OZONE.

Supermarket Concept Store by reMiks, Belgrade

September 16th, 2011

Serbian design studio reMiks has completed Supermarket, a concept store inspired by the “golden years of communism”. Hosting a bar, restaurant, salon and fashion boutique, the store is located in a former discount supermarket in Belgrade. Found objects including a fridge, hospital screens and a camper van are used as display devices.

Dude Cigar Bar by Studiomake, Bangkok

September 13th, 2011

Dude Cigar Bar is located on Sukhumvit Road, in the heart of Bangkok. The red bricks– a material request by the owner– were carefully rotated at different angles to allow people walking by the shop to peek into the space from the outside. The material vocabulary is comprised of teak, brick, and sand-finish powder-coated steel to keep the space texturally rich.