Category Archives: Restaurants & Bars

Sunland Baobab Tree Bar

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Oct 2016 3:12 pm | Other, Restaurants & Bars

Located on the Sunland Farm near Modjadjiskloof in South Africa, the Sunland Baobab or the Pub Tree as it is also called is a bar that is quite unique since it is placed in a huge hollow baobab tree which is 6000 years old. The pub was placed in the tree in 1933 and there are 15 seats in it with the tree’s circumference spreading over 108 feet. The tree was naturally split into two connected pieces and the cavernous…

The Roxy by designLSM

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Jul 2016 8:58 am | Restaurants & Bars

The Roxy is a basement bar off Oxford Street in London which received the award for the best designed bar at the 2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. The designers had a reputation due to their experience in designing nightclubs, restaurants, bars, retail or residential projects and this attracted the attention of a lot of persons on this project. The project was created by the designLSM studio in collaboration with the brand identity designed of DT Practice and they had…

Repurposed Rooftop Pool Farm

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Jun 2016 7:12 am | Restaurants & Bars

The Ink48 Hotel in Manhattan, New York offers a unique dining experience which was commissioned as a part of the Press Lounge Restaurant and it transforms the rooftop terrace and swimming pool into a dining area sunken in the pool area and surrounded by edible flora. The project was created by the Future Green Studio in collaboration with Farming Up and it combines recycled and sustainable materials for a cozy natural setting on the 16th floor of the hotel. The…

Padarie by CRIO arquiteturas

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 Jun 2016 7:04 am | Restaurants & Bars

The Padarie project designed by the practice of CRIO arquiteturas in Porto Alegre, Brasil resides in a building with two floors and it has order, zoning and intelligent flows as its main guidelines. The ground floor is where the customer area is located along with some of the support facilities such as the tearoom, the store, cashier, counter, storage room, restrooms, a small kitchen, locker rooms, bathrooms for the staff and a small backyard. The top floor hosts the administration…

Éclectic by Tom Dixon

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 May 2016 6:16 am | Restaurants & Bars

Eclectic is the name of a restaurant in Paris, France which boasts an interior created by the British designer Tom Dixon with a combination of raw and industrial materials such as concrete with gentler textures like leather, marble or brass for the details. The project was commissioned by Fabienne and Philippe Amzalak and it is the first flagship interior created by the Design Research Studio of Tom Dixon in France. The project is in the Beaugrenelle Centre which is a…

The AME Restaurant in Toronto, Canada

By : Mark V | 20 Feb 2016 1:10 am | Interiors, Restaurants & Bars

The interior for this restaurant was designed by the Interior design firm Munge Leung. Located in Toronto, Canada the AME restaurant is the place to be! The dining and lounge zones have been opened –this being the perfect excuse for creating the idea of space and making people socialize –and the zones are also fit for dancing or just chillin`. There is a private dining room that captures the idea of the latest supper club there is and this zone…

Cafeteria Ruyven by Derksenwindt Architecten

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Dec 2015 8:42 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The coquette and cozy Cafeteria Ruyven is located alongside a crowded road that links the old center of Maassluis with the business park, thus standing somewhat in-between two different worlds and trying to take elements from both into a remarkable mélange. Designed by the Dutch practice of Derksenwindt Architecten, the cafeteria is also next to train track that connects Rotterdam with Hoek van Holland and it features a structure similar to a pavilion with exposed light colored bricks on the…

Odessa Restaurant by YOD Design Lab

By : Dennis Franklin | 28 Oct 2015 6:51 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Odessa restaurant in the center of Kiev, Ukraine was first opened in 1962 and was recently refurbished by the studio YOD Design Lab which maintained some of the old charm and comfort but brought it up to date by improving the illumination and trendiness of the place. The name of the restaurant is taken from the city located on the seaside of the Black Sea and the city has its originality by mixing a long history with its own…

Silk Road restaurant in the Vdara Hotel, Las Vegas

By : Mark V | 19 Sep 2015 5:19 pm | Interiors, Restaurants & Bars

The design is intricate since it combines different cultures,without overbearing the atmosphere of the place. It was the idea and design of Karim Rashid that brought the Silk Road restaurant to life and it is located in Las Vegas,in the Vdara Hotel. A touch of Mediterranean style and trade market clashes with the extravagance of the Merchant Route,in a design that captures both history and imagination. The sculptural fiberglass seating acts as a separating element-secluding the bistro area-that tries to…

KOOK Restaurant by Noses Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Sep 2015 5:09 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Called KOOK, this pizza restaurant located on via Cassia 2040 in Rome, Italy tries to resemble an apartment offering a warmer and more comfortable ambiance to its guests through the familiar setting. Designed by the team of Noses Architects, the restaurant features glass, iron and concrete as predominant materials providing a modern feeling and bright light, while the use of wood offers the space a bit of warmth and also a natural tone to the otherwise industrial like environment. The…

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