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Ikibana Restaurant by El Equipo Creativo

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Sep 2015 4:25 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Offering a fusion between the Japanese and the Brazilian cuisine, the Ikibana restaurant is located in Barcelona, Spain and it was designed by the architectural practice El Equipo Creativo. Since the two cultures seem quite different at first glance, the designers found their first challenge when trying to identify the elements that the two have in common. Their find was concerning the landscape, something that both cultures treasure and this became the central theme of the project. The interior was…

Apartment Singel by Laura Alvarez Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Aug 2015 4:22 pm | Apartments

Located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the Singel Apartment was renovated by the practice of Laura Alvarez Architecture. The two floor apartment is in a building which is a national monument and the intention was to transform the space into one that is closer to modern standards while also preserve and put the ancient building into focus. The first floor opens into a living area of 70 square meters and it incorporated different areas for various activities with a steel staircase…

1090 Rochus by Söhne & Partner Architekten

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Aug 2015 4:08 pm | Restaurants & Bars

This project is a refurbishment of the Bauernfeldplatz in 1090 Vienna and it features a restaurant on multiple levels. The building also has a sun garden constructed in 1913 that the designers chose to rehabilitate rather than remove it, since it provides a way of linking the different areas through portals in the windows. The original placement of the rooms wasn’t considered useful to the designers, with the kitchen in the mezzanine, the guest room in the basement and the…

The Italian Head Quarter of Hangar Design Group

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Aug 2015 3:37 pm | Offices

  Located in Venice, Italy the Hangar Design Group headquarters offer a stylish design which tries to provide privacy for the executive staff and the other employees of the firm. The building next to it is also a part of the project and it hosts the creative laboratories with a different style which combines black and white patterns with a light wood. The project features open spaces to allow communication and creative exchange of ideas with contact between the work…

The STK Midtown Restaurant in New York

By : Mark V | 11 Aug 2015 3:29 pm | Interiors, Restaurants & Bars

The Manhattan-based design studio of ICRAVE created several restaurants for STK starting with one in the Meatpacking District in New York and ever since they tried to alter the perception we have of a steakhouse with challenging innovations and interactions. Usually these venues are bombarded with macho motifs but ICRAVE wanted them to become something quite different, with the contemporary aesthetics blending into a warm and inviting restaurant. The project they designed in the Grace Building tries to continue the…

Black and White Office by TOYA Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Jul 2015 2:51 pm | Offices

This elegant office space is located on the second floor of a tenement house in the old town of Konin, Poland and was designed by the practice of TOYA Design. The beautiful location offers a view of the Warta River and the designers explained that the purpose of the use of black and white as the single tones in the interior was to make it better suited for artistic activities such as music, film, painting or photography. Strong colors usually…

PuLSaTe by Lily Jencks and Nathanael Dorent

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Jul 2015 2:43 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The PuLSaTe is a pop-up installation in Primrose Hill, London designed by Lily Jencks and Nathanael Dorent for the Capitol Designer Studio and it uses the Marazzi SistemN tiles. The main purpose of the installation is to show the design possibilities of the porcelain tile since the Capitol Designer Studio considers this material to be both beautiful and able to produce unique effects and this collaboration provided this very interesting space. According to the designers their main ideas were about…

Eastern-Style Rooftop Terrace Garden ON A New York Duplex

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Jul 2015 2:16 pm | Apartments, Other

Although this wonderful terrace is located in New York City, its style is easier to compare to the regions of the Orient, and such a luxuriant garden might seem even impossible in a city as crowded and dynamic. Nonetheless, this Penthouse Garden Paradise is located on 248 West 23rd Street in prime Chelsea, a piece of paradise in the middle of the Big Apple. The garden is atop a duplex penthouse loft and a private elevator leads all the way…

Contemporary Penthouse With Mirror Walls

By : Mark V | 12 Jul 2015 2:11 pm | Apartments, Interiors

Another novelty when it comes to designs: the mirror penthouse. The mirrors have different shapes and sizes and the asymmetric geometry that they show seems to widen the space. The penthouse is located in Berlin and it was designed by Lecarolimited. The apartment also has a beautiful fireplace, a kitchen and seating areas. The rooms are divided based on their functions. It took the carpenter many hours to carve the mirrors. The colours used for the apartment are: grey ,black…

Ingenious 45 square meter apartment in Sweden

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Jul 2015 1:58 am | Apartments

This tiny apartment was completed in 2012 and it has a wonderful terrace toward the south offering an expansive view of the surroundings. Although the loft has only 45 square meters of floor area it manages to provide a lot of functionality and comfort and it hosts a kitchen, a bedroom, stylish bathrooms and a lot of storage space. it living room has side windows to provide access to the terrace and there are sliding doors to the dining area…

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