Archive for the ‘spaces’ category

Zazzle office by O+A, Redwood City – California

November 4th, 2013

Thus the company’s “poker room,” a space that may be used for meetings or for recreation, boasts double garage door entrances, fine leather armchairs and custom-designed wallpaper. None of these grace notes are essential to a meeting space—or to poker—but by providing them Zazzle communicates to its workers (and its visitors) a value infrastructure that reflects the quality of its products.

Camper store by Tomás Alonso, Santander – Spain

November 4th, 2013

The designs of Tomás Alonso reflect his two guiding principles: a sparse use of materials and an understanding of our relationship with objects.

Churchill bar by Geremia, San Francisco – California

November 3rd, 2013

Churchill bar by Geremia, San Francisco – California

James Irvine Foundation office by ASD, San Francisco – California

November 3rd, 2013

James Irvine Foundation office by ASD, San Francisco – California

BAKERIES! Pastelería Arrese bakery, Bilbao – Spain

November 3rd, 2013

Funded in Bilbao in 1852, Arrese opens a new establishment in the old part of town in Bilbao. The establishment featuring predominant oak wood is open to the exterior with large windows inviting to sample the different specialties.

Vintage Bicycle Bar by Alina Turdean, Bucharest – Romania

November 2nd, 2013

Vintage Bicycle Bar in Bucharest. Design made by Alina Turdean using parts from old Pegas bicycles.

Under Armour installation by HUSH, Shanghai – China

November 2nd, 2013

Fueling Under Armour’s presence in the Chinese market, the sensory-challenging project transcends cultural and language barriers by translating the Under Armour brand into pure sight, sound, and form through a dazzling blend of architecture, VFX, 10.1 sound, and live action footage of Under Armour athletes – including Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps.

Automattic offices by Baran Studio Architecture, San Francisco – California

November 2nd, 2013

The primary objective for Automattic’s new headquarters was to create a space that could accommodate the usual contingent of maybe 15 or 20 people, but also transform to comfortably ‘plug-in’ a few hundred coders for a special program or event.

BAKERIES! Przystanek Piekarnia Bakery by Maciej Kurkowski, Piaseczno – Poland

November 2nd, 2013

Bakery features a custom-designed shelving unit for storing and displaying bread. The unit occupies one wall and is made from 626 plywood modules stained in four different hues. A large blackboard covers the adjoining wall for advertising the day’s menu.

Butlers Chocolate Cafes by 21 Spaces, Dublin – Ireland

November 1st, 2013

Located within the concourse the design brief was to lift the mood of the grey tone environment by creating a jewel to engage potential customers. The design of this complex unit which retails Chocolate (both packed & loose) and operates as a Cafe was given an organic but considered flow.

Aleybo flagship store by 5 Star Plus Retail Design, Beijing – China

November 1st, 2013

In order to achieve a maximum of flexibility, we created swing like shelves made of glass and stainless steel chains that are suspended from rails in the ceiling. The height of the shelves can be adjusted in intervals of 20 centimeters, so that the shelves can be adapted based on changing product display requirements.

Chashka espresso bar by Soboleva_Storozhuk, Kyiv – Ukraine

November 1st, 2013

Big cozy textile fitted chairs, a large leather sofa with a coffee table next to it, table lamps and various plants, books on the shelves give the cafe a delicate as-if-at-home feel while different seating zones make it more fun for regular customers.

Robinsons Brewery visitor centre by Urban Salon, Stockport – UK

November 1st, 2013

The look and feel of the Visitor Centre and Unicorn Suite introduces the industrial nature of the active brewery with its exposed steelwork and timber floor. Within both spaces, natural materials such as European oak and copper were used to create a warm and welcoming environment to reflect the brewing heritage of the brand.

Random Studio office by X+L, Amsterdam – Netherlands

November 1st, 2013

They filled the space with lush green plants – pockets of mini gardens on the floor and huge fabric bags hanging from the sealing filled with greenery. The mirrors, high ceilings and sky lights make use of the natural lighting. And the use of wood makes the space feel warm and inviting. 

BAKERIES! Maxibread bakery and café by Stone Designs

November 1st, 2013

The bakery area is demarcated by a carved wooden roof inspired by the traditional Russian houses. For the counter we decided that the marble would provide the quality, weight and elegance necessary for the project. The café area was intended to contrast with the bakery area. It recreates a comfortable environment with a very faint and pleasant light.

Polar Securities office by MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects, Toronto

September 30th, 2013

Polar’s identity is figuratively incorporated as Arctic imagery in the design: a fractured and minimal arctic landscape inspires the physical expression of the office, resulting in a white palette of sliced and folded planes reminiscent of breaking ice.

La Suite West hotel, London

September 30th, 2013

Upon entering the premises, the visual drama is imminent when a corridor of ink-black marble floors leads you up to an elongated white marble reception desk. The colour theme extends into each room, where dark, individually crafted, four-poster beds and black rubber chairs set off whitewashed rooms and airy marble bathrooms.

Les Néréides flagship store by KC design studio, Taipei

September 30th, 2013

The selection of materials is the key to the brand. The main mediums are wood and enamel with a Southern French flare; elements of metal and marble are added, then each piece is finished off with the Les Néréides “natural” touch.

Kaiseki Yoshiyuki restaurant by Asylum, Singapore

September 30th, 2013

When entering the intimate 14-seater counter dining area, the ash paneled geometrical forms cast intriguing wall details in the warmly lit interior. Cutout windows reveal a glimpse of subtle color by the origami flower displays in the adjacent Horse’s Mouth restaurant.

Giant Paper Installation by Wade Kavanaugh & Stephen B. Nguyen, Ketchum – Idaho

September 30th, 2013

Their paper environments often resemble forests and trees, surrounding the viewer and adapting to the construction of their space by climbing up walls and suspending from ceilings.