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Graffiti Cafe by Studio Mode

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Jun 2014 8:38 am | Restaurants & Bars

The Graffiti Café in Varna, Bulgaria was designed in 2011 by Studio Mode who wanted the interior of the project to continue the architecture and its geometry. Spreading over a surface of 300 square meters, the café has two distinct zones to increase the overall functionality, so the front zone integrates with the exterior and acts as a public space, while the rear zone has a separate floor and roof design which reduced the depth of space but maintained the…

Bar Aquarium by Next Level Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Jun 2014 6:08 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Bar Aquarium located in Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic was created in 2012 by the Next Level Studio and it resides in the additional building to the back of a townhouse built from the 1990s. The reconstruction removed the original arches and the only source of natural light is the skylight. Its original name was Fountain Bar and the investors wanted to keep it so this became the main inspiration source for the project with light and flickering lights passing through…

Mash by Ninetynine

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Jun 2014 5:28 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Mash bar in Amsterdam, The Netherlands was designed by the Ninetynine studio with boards made of compressed wood and a low ceiling that makes the tiny space feel even smaller but with a cozy ambiance. The bar is probably one of the smallest ones in the city with a surface of only 32 square meters and making it functional proved to be a challenge. The entire space inside is covered with oriented strand boards (OSB) which are made of…

Castro Café by Romi Khosla Design Studios

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Jun 2014 3:00 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Castro Café is located in a University Campus in New Delhi, India and it was designed by the Romi Khosla Design Studios in 2010 as a social hub for the campus. The project spreads over a surface of 890 square meters and it is near the Auditorium, Cultural Center and Mass communication venue. Although the conditions of the region are extreme since summer can have temperatures of over 45 degrees centigrade and winters go below 5 degrees, most student canteens…

Café Coutume Aoyama by CUT Architectures

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Jun 2014 2:32 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Parisian practice of CUT Architectures designed the Café Coutume in Paris and they also designed the Café Coutume Aoyama in Tokyo, Japan with a white steel grid on the ceiling, plants under the illumination areas and white tiled surfaces that make the entire space look like a laboratory. The designers explain their choice through the aim of adapting the Coutume brand to the Tokyo ambiance and thus they used white tiles on the serving counter and lower walls to…

Le Clos Y by Dai Sugasawa Agency

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Jun 2014 4:58 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Le Clos Y is a restaurant in Paris, France whichwas opened by the Japanese chefs Isao Kuroiwa and Yoshitaka Ikeda with a design created by the Dai Sugasawa Agency to integrate the French elegance with the simplicity and beauty of the Japanese culture. The restaurant focuses on the fusion between the French and Japanese cuisine, it is very clean and peaceful, with geometric volumes around a large counter made from cherrywood. The choice for traditional Japanese materials with contemporary ones…

Starbucks Flagship Store opens at Downtown Disney Orlando

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Jun 2014 5:15 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The architect David Daniels designed the new Starbucks Flagship Store in Downtown Disney, Orlando, Florida with an elegant aesthetic that combines the philosophies of the Disney and Starbucks brands into a cohesive whole. The designer confessed that “as I draw I think about how somebody might meet the girl of their dreams there. All sorts of things could happen there, if only the walls could speak”. With this idea in mind, the project spreads over a surface of 4000 square…

Stereokitchen Restaurant and Bar by Paul Kaloustian

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Jun 2014 11:29 am | Restaurants & Bars

Stereokitchen is a new bar and restaurant designed by the architect Paul Kaloustian in Beirut, Lebanon and it is located on the top floor of an office building to ensure an impressive view of the urban surroundings. The project was designed as the observation deck of a tower with glass surrounding it and a circular shape flanked by two large balconies overlooking the city on one side and the harbor and the Mediterranean Sea on the other. The interior contains…

Joben Bistro Pub by 6th Sense

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 May 2014 3:04 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Joben Bistro is a pub with a steampunk aesthetic created by the 6th Sense studio and inspired from the Jules Verne universe. The project is located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and it tries to bring you into an ambiance which combines fantasy and sci-fi stories. The combination is highly eclectic but comes together into a well integrated whole of avant-garde industrial touches and vintage glamour. The illumination creates an extra tone of mystery and the space is filled with objects…

Llama Restaurant by BIG partners Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 May 2014 10:19 am | Restaurants & Bars

The Llama Restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark was designed by the BIG partners Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange in collaboration with Lars Larsen, the founder of Kilo, and with Jonas Hartz as creative director to offer this new dining experience. The restaurant was created with the aid of the Cofoco food group and it offers dishes from the South American cuisine such as ceviches, anticuchos and meats prepared in the Uruguayan style. The designers tried to merge the two cultures and…

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