Posts Tagged ‘concrete’

Isabel Marant store by Laurent Deroo, Miami – Florida

April 20th, 2017

Isabel Marant is known to steer clear from generic retail design, lending each of her shops a unique identity, and this latest endeavour is no exception.

Cobra Lily restaurant by Hannah Churchill, Shanghai – China

April 18th, 2017

The original early 1900’s decorative Chinese archways have been kept creating a secret alleyway. Opening into this alleyway you discover the bar and lounge area. A two storey atrium complete with a floating DJ booth, creates a dramatic entrance.

Habra restaurant by Lines Design Creation and Consultancy, Mubarakiya – Kuwait City

April 14th, 2017

Much like the Delicatessens, the traditional use of materials with meat grinders serving as light fixtures bring subtle surprises that pepper the space. Black steel accent the finishes from white tiles, cement, leather furnishings all the way to the black brick wall.

No. 19 café by Biasol, Australia

April 5th, 2017

Behind the bar, display shelving made from white tubular steel hosts pockets of greenery from Loose Leaf. Timber-topped tables with banquette seating and Pedrali chairs run the length of the space. At intervals, lightweight steel framing with in-built lighting becomes a sculptural element, providing a sense of intimacy without breaking up the café’s openness.

Mirage by Material Immaterial studio

April 2nd, 2017

Material Immaterial studio is launching a series of concrete components, called Mirage, that can be used as door handles and drawer knobs for those looking for something a bit different than the big box store options.

Hermès window displays by Fotis Evans, New York

April 1st, 2017

Evans uses sculptural furniture to fabricate an alternate reality that mirrors the city streets outside, featuring architectural volumes constructed and cut out from aged and stained materials such as bricks, concrete, brass beams, rusted steel and blackened iron.

ŌYANE porcelain shop and gallery by DO.DO., Hasami-cho – Japan

March 20th, 2017

A roofed-patio with restroom was placed on the outside where markets and workshops can take place to promote the porcelain. Remnants of the porcelain artistry can be seen throughout the structure.

Kalasatama School and Day Care by JKMM Architects, Helsinki – Finland

February 21st, 2017

The colourful and visually inviting school designed by JKMM Architects has no conventional pupils’ desks or stuffy classrooms.

Roadhouse restaurant by Circle Line Interiors, Kamianske – Ukraine

February 15th, 2017

The main goal for our design team was to develop a simple, understandable yet stylish interior to support the main concept of the restaurant. We used lots of tactile materials like wood and concrete. The colour scheme consists of only four colours: copper red, grey, white and black.

Carve restaurant by Melt Design Hub, London – UK

February 3rd, 2017

Featuring conveniences like totem pay stations, on-screen menus, cashless payments, self-service stations and one-step ordering, Melt has facilitated a fast, uncomplicated customer journey for Carve’s 140-square-meter space, enabling the restaurant to sustain a lunch capacity of 800 people while retaining a premium feel.

3D concrete printing by Bekkering Adams

February 2nd, 2017

Rotterdam-based architecture firm Bekkering Adams has taken the concrete dream one step further to test the partnership of concrete and technology in a more tangible way, with the proposal “Fire Wall”. In collaboration with the Technical University of Eindhoven and Cement & Beton Centrum, the prototype experiments investigate the effects gained by altering the variables of the technology – changes in height, speed and texture all produce different results.

Earnest Ice Cream store by Janks Design Group, Vancouver – Canada

January 24th, 2017

The new materials carefully selected complement adding fresh crisp details to an industrial look such as reclaimed barn wood, decorative metal paneling, solid poured concrete combined with white subway tile and copper light fixtures.

Concrete design objects by Croque Béton

January 12th, 2017

Concrete is an industrial material that can also be elegant and refined. Croque Béton was born from the idea of highlighting the concrete which has a strong aesthetic potential and its wish is to mix textures and colors for realize original objects and sublimate, in all its forms, this material with strong decorative character.

37th Street at Asian Corner restaurant by TD solutions, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

January 10th, 2017

The combination of simple and raw finishing materials such as concrete, timber, patterned glass, bamboo pendants… sent the restaurant back to the time of 1950s in Saigon and recalled the values of Asian textures.

The Keenfolks agency office by Guillermo Santomà, Barcelona – Spain

January 8th, 2017

Conceived as an art gallery, the office has ivory walls that make an ideal setting for Santomà’s furniture. “It’s like an exhibition space,” he says. “The pieces really pop against the white backdrop.” Breaking the geometry of the space is a 2-m-tall hemispheric meeting room – or “cupola”, as the designer calls it – clad in 3-mm-thick MDF, transparent panels, mirrors and palm fronds, any of which can be detached and shifted to another position.

[Misfit]Fit building by Batay-Csorba Architects, Toronto – Canada

January 4th, 2017

Keen to diversify from the highly rigid, static nature of other buildings of this type, the studio looked to means of offsetting the weightiness of concrete without reverting to glass and steel.

Spotless office by CCWS Interiors, London – UK

January 4th, 2017

The design isn’t about splashing corporate colours all over the walls. It’s a subtle collection of soft tones and hues, mixed with concrete reclaimed woods and contrasting retro-styled furniture and fabrics.

Amber&Art flagship store by Piuarch, Saint Petersburg – Russia

December 23rd, 2016


The hallway has been designed as a real exhibition art gallery characterized by cross vaults recovered by the original building; the glass cases exhibit Amber objects laid down on Black Stripped Olympic marble pedestals. Two rooms with barrel vaults overlook the hallway characterized by a more contemporary style. The flooring in natural oak staves opens a material dialogue with the vaults and walls which are treated in hand stuccoed concrete.

Just Orange Cinema by PMDL Architecture + Design, Hangzhou – China

December 7th, 2016

Bold, oversized, saturated colour numbers used as feature entrances to each of the cinema screens create an outstanding, contemporary visual feast, both aiding in the ease of circulation for the patrons as well as composing a juxtaposition against the raw concrete finishes.

Closet store by Meregalli Merlo Architetti Associati, Singapore

October 28th, 2016

The entire surface of walls and floor is covered with a Carrara marble cladding, thus creating a completely white box. Furniture elements combine glossy golden and mirror finishings.