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Alegra by Mr. Important Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Jun 2013 11:56 am | Restaurants & Bars

Located in Dubai, one of the trendiest places on the planet, Alegra is a restaurant, lounge and bar standing in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa. The project was designed by the studio of Mr. Important Design in 2012 and it is in the Murooj Rotana Hotel. The space has a high resolution LED screen mounted in a broken crease the ceiling plane and it is repeated through wall planes of black glass and a trapezoidal ceiling. These panels are…

Les Fresques Brasserie

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Jun 2013 11:51 am | Restaurants & Bars

Les Fresques Brasserie is the famous historic restaurant which is a part of the Evian Resort’s Hotel Royal located at Lake Geneva in France. The restaurant was recently reopened after extensive refurbishments done by the French National Heritage Department. The restaurant now offers the finest cuisine and has become a contemporary brasserie with the frescoes of Gustave Jaulme now completely restored. Since the restaurant is now closer to the original than ever, the owners considered it appropriate to renounce the…

Wikibar Enterprise by Mathieu Lehanneur

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Jun 2013 11:39 am | Restaurants & Bars

This Wikibar Enterprise is a subsidiary of Le Laboratoire and focuses on eco food and of recyclable packaging. Their first location will open on 4 Rue de Bouloi in Paris, France and its interior was designed by the studio of Mathieu Lehanneur who will also design the next Wikibars. The installation visible in all the pictures is the central piece of the design and its geometrical structure references the molecular structure. According to the designer it references the structure of…

Gochi Restaurant by Mim Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Jun 2013 10:22 am | Restaurants & Bars

Located in Melbourne, Australia, the Gochi Restaurant was designed by the Mim Design studio as a space which tries to combine the traditional Japanese style and aesthetic with the modern techniques. This approach led to the use of elements such as the usual chopsticks into custom lighting sources on the walls as can be seen in the pictures. The ceiling is also attractive and was made with interwoven ropes providing a beautiful pattern and also adding extra texture to the…

Kontum Indochine Cafe by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Jun 2013 10:26 am | Restaurants & Bars

The Kontum Indochine Café was designed by the practice of Vo Trong Nghia Architects with fifteen conical bamboo columns supporting the roof, a shape which is representative for the Vietnamese fishing baskets. The project is located at the Kontum Indochine Hotel in the central Vietnam and it functions as the restaurant and banquet hall of the hotel providing open-air dining with a great view of the Dakbla River and the mountains. The roof of the restaurant has layers of thatch…

Prahran Hotel by Techne Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Jun 2013 5:13 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Prahran Hotel in Victoria, Australia is actually a corner pub which was designed by the practice of Techne Architects in 2013 and it features a vintage art deco façade. The original structure was proportioned in an inefficient manner and the clients wished it demolished and replaced with a double height space that also was able to host a central courtyard. The designers opted for the concrete pipes in the façade in order to increase the interactivity and aesthetic of…

Gaga by Coordination Asia

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Jun 2013 5:36 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Gaga deli, coffee shop and eatery located in Shenzhen, China, was renovated by the interior designers and architects of Coordination Asia and their aim was to provide an interior in which the feeling of space is essential, creating a link between the indoors and the outdoors. The ceiling is reminiscent of sunrays and is decorated with custom made lamellas which extend on the walls and create the shelves on which the merchandise is exposed. The color palette of the…

Ingfah Restaurant by IF

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Jun 2013 6:48 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Ingfah Restaurant was designed by the design office of IF (Integrated Field co. ltd.) and it features an outdoor seating restaurant which specializes in the local cuisine and is located in Khaolak, Phangnga, Thailand. Since the location of the restaurant was surrounded by buildings and thus offered no view the designers had a new idea for dining, namely sitting or lying down. This is actually quite an old Thai dining habit and thus it was a good idea to…

Beton Restaurant by YUNAKOV

By : Dennis Franklin | 7 Jun 2013 4:19 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The architectural practice of YUNAKOV designed the Beton Restaurant in Kiev, Ukraine with a style that resembles an apartment and has modern industrial elements such as the concrete structures and surfaces that predominate along with rusted metal and glass. The lobby tries to be an introduction to the overall theme of the interior and it is designed as a composition of horizontal concrete signboards and vertical stele made of rusted metal. This area leads to the four zones that the…

Frankfurt Station by Denys and von Arend

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Jun 2013 6:21 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Frankfurt Station was designed by the interior design studio Denys and von Arend and it is located in Barcelona, Spain. Completed in 2013, the space features a linear geometry with a platform and a wagon. The sidebar is also the place where the counter is located and it displays the products available. The rear dining area tries to resemble the seating in a train with double seats facing one another across the table with a window that has a…

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