The Place Café by United Design Practice, Beijing – China
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The venue’s setting is understated but has been conceptualized with a keen and savvy eye for detail, mixing vintage props with design furniture and cool artworks. The peeps behind Powerhouse see the venue as an organic structure that requires tweaking as time passes, but one thing’s for sure, they’re not going to compromise their artistic vision for the place.
The Hihou design uses simple ideas to achieve a distinctive Japanese atmosphere. The use of sliding screens, feature wall and planter boxes achieves an effective multipurpose use of the space. The sliding screens enable the venue to interchange between a bright and fresh atmosphere, to dark and moody, by sliding into different positions.
Replica Jean Prouve restaurant chairs sit under solid Tasmanian oak table tops, which are handmade here in Australia. They include the restaurant logo literally branded into the wood. Our favourite feature of all however, is the beautiful exposed ceiling with its intricate maze of black painted beams and pipes.
The black exterior gives way to an interior palette of delicate greys; from dove to stone and granite to metallic pewter painted wood. The overall feeling is one of refreshing modernity with the intimacy of a private residence, referencing the grace and refined simplicity of classical Georgian interiors.
With the brief to come-up with something edgy, flexible and distinct that would marry up to the proposed interior style, we came to Lane7. ‘Lane’ gave us an obvious reference to bowling and a sense of geographical location, whilst the ‘7’ came from the 1,024 possible outcomes of a game of bowling (1+0+2+4=7) but remained non-specific.
Busride Design Studio have completed a restaurant called The Smokehouse with an attached nightclub called SHRoom in New Delhi, India. Description from the architects : One of the most bizarre briefs we’ve worked with, Smokehouse Room flows organically out over 12,000 sq.ft of curves, overlooking the grandest view in India, the Qutub Heritage precinct.
Occupying a key comer on the vibrant Third Street Promenade, the new Nike Santa Monica store brings the company’s current ‘field house” concept to life. Composed of ‘Intricately detailed wood, glass, and steel components, the highly transparent facade provides opportunities for rotating product display and oversized imagery.