Category Archives: Restaurants & Bars

Ferrari Restaurant by Marco Visconti

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Jul 2013 3:59 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Ferrari Restaurant is a building which through its clear cut features stands out when compared to the surrounding industrial structures as a structure conceived with good taste and with the purpose of relaxation. The architect Marco Visconti used two juxtaposed volumes and his knowledge of aerodynamics to create a hanging pavilion with the shape of a wing supported by another vertical wing placed on the ground. The core of the building is the dining hall in the upper wing…

Mercato by Neri & Hu Design and Reserch Office

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Jul 2013 10:18 am | Restaurants & Bars

Mercato is one of the best places to eat Italian food in Shanghai led by the famous Jean-Georges Vongerichten as the main chef and located in the Three on the Bund building. The restaurant was designed by Neri & Hu Design and Research Office and it spreads over a surface of 1000 square meters with an ambiance that combines style with rustic elements due to several structural elements left visible and bare. The Three on the Bund building is itself…

RE Cafe and Dining Bar by Minas Kosmidis

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Jul 2013 10:14 am | Restaurants & Bars

The RE café and bar tries to take its clients on a journey through the 50s to 80s mindset with the innocence and outrageousness of those years and they do this by using pictures of several icons of that era to remind them of that period. The place is located in Thessaloniki, Greece and was designed by Minas Kosmidis with a surface of 65 square meters. The interior has the shape of a train being wide and long and this…

AMMO by Joyce Wang

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Jul 2013 7:50 pm | Restaurants & Bars

This splendid project was created by the Joyce Wang architectural practice as a landmark building and the headquarters for the Wan Fang Limited in Hong Kong. The project is called AMMO since it was built in a former explosives warehouse built in the 19th century by the British army, making the site of historical and cultural importance. The restaurant tries to reference the building’s past through its design. The main source for the interior was the science-fiction film Alphaville directed…

Minus5 Ice Bar

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Jul 2013 7:35 pm | Restaurants & Bars

During the summer the weather can become quite annoying and if you are in New York, the perfect location to forget about the temperature is the Minus5 Ice Bar in Midtown at the Hilton on 6th Avenue. This bar is carved out of blocks of ice with a weight of 100 pounds each and to increase the temperature and comfort, the bar top and the seats are covered in fake deerskin. According to the owners the entire establishment was made…

Eleven Inch Pizza by Zwei

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Jul 2013 10:47 am | Restaurants & Bars

The Docklands precinct in Victoria, Australia was transformed into a destination for the visitors with residential and commercial projects, one of which is the Eleven Inch Pizza designed by the Zwei architectural practice. The designers chose a daring interior with reflections of the firm logo on the walls through the ply wood cut-outs. The interior is defined by plywood which can be easily reused, with a kitchen featuring a bulkhead above it made from aluminum fins to attract the attention…

Lotte Amoje Foodcapital by Karim Rashid

By : Dennis Franklin | 7 Jul 2013 1:51 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Lotte Amoje Foodcapital was designed by the studio of Karim Rashid in the city of Seoul, South Korea and its interior provides an environment that is different from a typical cafeteria due to the “technorganic” shapes and colors. The playful and colorful interior uses several columns as the central elements with the tables spreading from them and defining the space. There are no rough edges; everything is smooth and curved to offer a blend of technology and organic design.…

Biutiful by Twins Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Jul 2013 5:10 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Biutiful Pub is located in the old town center of Bucharest, Romania and it was designed by the Twins Studio as a way to bring the pub up to date and into the contemporary aesthetic. The pub is probably the heart of the English culture and Romania has its own versions such as the roman taverns which bring people together to a place where they can relax and detach from the busy city life. The design of the project…

Chambers Eat + Drink by Mr. Important Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Jul 2013 10:39 am | Restaurants & Bars

The practice of Mr. Important Design manages to always attract attention through their ingenious and bright designs as we have seen before (here). This time we will cover the way they re-imagined the Chambers Eat and Drink at the Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco, a former motel which is renowned for being the favorite place for indie and rock celebrities such as Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more. The new hotel bar tries to change the atmosphere…

BAKERY by Paulo Merlini Arquitectura

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Jul 2013 6:32 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Located in Gondomar, Portugal the BAKERY was designed by the practice of Paulo Merlini Arquitectura to offer a space which provides various spaces according to the mood of the customers so that you can find the suitable atmosphere if you want to spend time with your friends, read a book or just enjoy some time alone. The project features three different environments and instead of trying to get the customer’s attention through commercials or billboards, the designers used illumination and…

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