Archive for the ‘hotels & restaurants’ category

Tazmania Ballroom by Tom Dixon Studio, Hong Kong

July 22nd, 2011

Local and international celebrities plus serious partygoers are flocking to TAZMANIA BALLROOM, the latest venue of ”Dragon-I”s founder Gilbert Yeung and the first Asian design project of Tom Dixon, through his Design Research Studio.

Smack bar by Steve Smith and Adrian Baynes, Leamington Spa

July 21st, 2011

Steve Smith and Adrian Baynes has designed the Smack bar in Leamington Spa. They created a fantastic LED room, and a polaroid wallpaper. Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2011. Best Bar Winner.

Busaba Eathai by David Archer Architects, Bicester

July 20th, 2011

Busaba Bicester is the first Busaba to open outside London. The restaurant opened in December 2010 in the Bicester Village Retail Park. The opportunity offered in this location included a space that provided 9m high ceilings and a mezzanine floor overlooking the main dining room.

Slowpoke Espresso Cafe by Anne-Sophie Poirier, Fitzroy, Australia

July 19th, 2011

The Slowpoke Espresso Cafe in Fitzroy, Australia is the ultimate spot for anyone looking for a cozy cafe experience. With a warm timber wall, glazed pottery, white ceramics and delicious pastries lining the counters, the Slowpoke looks like a place you could hang out all day long from breakfast through afternoon tea.

Honeycomb Restaurant by SAKO Architects, Shenzhen

July 18th, 2011

A restaurant is a place where externalizes the ordinary eating and drinking behaviors. It is utilized in cases where only the location has been externalized for convenience purpose, or for enjoying delicious food prepared by skilled chef, or to hold special events, The Honeycomb is the latter case which sought to create an unordinary space.

Fauchon food shop by Christian Biecher, Paris

July 17th, 2011

Designed by architect/designer, Christian Biecher, the store has a bakery, a caviar bar, cafe and a wine tasting area called The Counter. With a mix of materials, including woods, metals for reflective high shine and some haute pink and polished finishes, Biecher has all the ingredients for any foodie’s gastronomic adventure.

Mocha – Mojo by Mancini Enterprises, Chennai

July 16th, 2011

Designed by the indian studio Mancini Enterprises, Mocha – Mojo is a coffeehouse in Cchennai with seating for 110. Adopting the early modernists’ philosophy of creating beauty through purity, the interior refers to the era’s reduction of functionalist objects as well as the intensity of its color field paintings.

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.