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Shustov Brandy Bar by Studio Belenko

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 May 2014 8:04 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Shustov Brandy Bar in Odessa, Ukraine is a beautiful project designed by the Studio Belenko in 2014 with a warm, contemporary aesthetic and an original take created with the aid of barrels covering the walls and a dazzling ceiling made from brandy bottles to reflect the name of the place in its look. The bar has very warm tones due to the wooden furniture, the barrel tops and the earthy tones of the flooring. The original structure was a…

Beer Bar in Prague by IO Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 May 2014 9:19 am | Restaurants & Bars

The architect Luka Krizek from the IO Studio architectural practice created the beer bar at Brandys nad Labem near Prague for Radegast and the project is the first of a chain of bars owned by Plzensky Prazdroj which is best known with the German name of Pilsner Urquell. The designers have experience in designing hospitality projects and this bar is located in a former lock factory which brings an industrial vibe to the mix. The repurposed building is a combination…

Treehouse Restaurant

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 May 2014 2:31 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Treehouse Restaurant was built as a marketing campaign for Yellow Book and it has the shape of an egg suspended at a height of 130 feet near Warkworth to the north of Auckland, New Zealand. The restaurant is accessed through an elevated tree top walkway and the roof is made of acrylic sheets to allow the diners to enjoy the stars during the nighttime. The project was built with sustainable elements, the redwood for the walkway being milled on…

New York burger restaurant by Isabel Lopez Vilalta + Asociados

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 May 2014 1:24 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The New York Burger Restaurant is a project designed in 2014 by the Isabel Lopez Vilalta + Asociados architectural practice and it is located in Paseo de la Castellana, Madrid, Spain as the third burger restaurant of the firm in the capital. The design of the project reminds the clients of skyscrapers with the glass facades, neon lights and industrial tones evoking the New York aesthetic and its cosmopolitan vibe. The illumination is warm and filled with contrasts created by…

LIZA Restaurant by Maria Ousseimi

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 May 2014 6:02 pm | Restaurants & Bars

LIZA is a restaurant in East Beirut, Lebanon which was named after one of its owners, Liza Asseily, and it is the first outpost of the Parisian brand in Lebanon with an aesthetic which tributes the contemporary Arab art as well as the food culture of the country. The splendid restaurant offers a cosmopolitan ambiance in the former Abdallah Bustros Palace with the traditional layout of the Lebanese home from the 19th century being kept intact. The space spreads over…

Red-Wall Teahouse by Cutscapearchitecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Apr 2014 7:20 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Chinese studio Cutscapearchitecture designed the Red-Wall Teahouse in the Forbidden City in Beijing with a series of fractal structure located on a site which was formerly a royal memorial temple for the ancestors and it was surrounded by the walls of the palace. The renovation transforms two discarded warehouses into a teahouse with an open garden created through the peeling back of one of the roofs to create room for several courtyard spaces between the structures. The teahouse acts…

Kukumuku by Plazma Architecture Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 28 Apr 2014 9:50 am | Restaurants & Bars

The Kukumuku restaurant located in Vilnius, Lithuania was designed by the Plazma Architecture Studio in 2014 and it is a space designed for families with children offering a space where the main focus was on the children’s desires and needs. The illumination creates a safe and positive ambiance and it is composed of the decorative luminaries in the shape of small figures hanging from the ceiling as well as of the functional lighting which was balanced carefully for the most…

Trade cafe by TwistInArchitecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 Apr 2014 3:44 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The TwistInArchitecture practice designed this café in their home city of London with materials such as copper tubes or timber boards to reference the trade history of the Commercial Space area in the east side of the city. The Trade café begun through the conversion of a run-down space with three separate areas that were maintained as in the original layout do offer a display area, coffee, food preparation and seating room for the customers. The copper tubes have been…

Mott 32 by Maximal Concepts and Joyce Wang

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 Apr 2014 5:44 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Mott 32 is a restaurant located in the Standard Chartered Bank Building in the central area of Hong Kong and it was designed by the Maximal Concepts architectural practice in collaboration with Joyce Wang with an aesthetic inspired from the traditional Chinese restaurants combined with a contemporary urban touch. The restaurant has a surface of almost 700 square meters and its name comes from the 32 Mott Street in New York City, the location of the first Chinese convenience store…

Zumbo by Elenberg Fraser Graduate School

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Apr 2014 4:16 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Elenberg Fraser Graduate School designed the Zumbo patisserie which is the first patisserie of the masterchef Adriano Zumbo in Melbourne, Australia. The brief for the project was to create a space that would reflect the Zumbo brand while using pink tones in the process and from there the designers created a fantasy world with graphic design signage and illumination decorated with custom-designed furniture pieces. The entrance into the space will impact you through the bright pink neon sign using…

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