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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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.
Beijing-based design firm FCJC used a limited pallet of bamboo to transform an ordinary space into a stunning contemporary restaurant. The interior of the Tang Palace is enclosed by a flowing grid of bamboo strands that bring the 9 meter-tall room down to human scale and conceal the private dining rooms hung above. Structural elements like concrete column and block walls are made light by the parametric lattice, which was gently sourced and fastidiously erected.