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V’ammos Restaurant by LM Architects

By : lau | 23 Jul 2014 5:34 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The V’ammos restaurant designed by the LM Architects practice is built over the water next to the Karaiskaki Stadium in Piraeus, Greece and the location set the overall aesthetic of the project. The restaurant spreads over a surface of 300 square meters with an optically moving roof as the main element to emulate the dynamic of the sea. The ceiling was created through parametric design and it creates the identity of the entire restaurant. The elongated bar is a composition…

Boa Nova Tea House by Alvaro Siza

By : lau | 21 Jul 2014 5:30 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Boa Nova Tea House in Matosinhos, Portugal was created in 1963 by the architect Alvaro Siza and he recently renovated the project to host a restaurant with the same setting as the original space. Access to the tea house is made via several platforms and stairs that bring the clients into a sheltered space with a low roof canopy. The painted concrete walls protect from the strong sunlight while also opening toward the surrounding landscape and offering glimpses of…

Zefi’s Bar by Anna Dodonova

By : lau | 18 Jul 2014 12:22 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Zefi Bar on King’s Road in London, England was designed by Anna Dodonova as a place where the clients can relax in a comfortable ambiance with elegant vintage touches that try to create a perfect spot for a good time. The location of the spot was taken into consideration and the designer tried to capture the local history with a style and furniture that have a timeless feeling without going all the way with the vintage theme as is…

Caffè dell’Oro

By : lau | 16 Jul 2014 5:22 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Caffe dell’Oro is a dining venue in Florence, Italy, only a few steps away from the Portrait Firenze Hotel and near the Medieval Ponte Vecchio. The Caffe dell’Oro is a part of the hotel and it offers a break on the banks of the Arno River with an overview of the gold workshops. The dining experience offered here is cooked only with the best ingredients by the executive chef Peter Brunel who received a Michelin star when he was 28…

Instalação Bar by José Carlos Cruz Arquitecto

By : lau | 12 Jul 2014 9:16 am | Restaurants & Bars

The practice of Jose Carlos Cruz Arquitecto designed the Instalacao Bar located in Porto, Portugal into a narrow space that was divided by two structural arches to sustain the weight of the building and which was transformed into a tunnel bringing the entire space together. The golden tunnel appears to be floating and the installation gives the name of the entire club taking its inspiration from a project designed by Olafur Eliasson. Concrete walls enclose the space with brass surfaces…

Song Qi Restaurant by Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet

By : lau | 10 Jul 2014 4:32 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Song Qi is the first gourmet Chinese restaurant in the principality of Monaco featuring a design created by the architects Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet from Paris. The chef Alan Yau ensures the excellent cuisine and clients can experience the exquisite dishes into a setting combining contemporary design with the aesthetic of the 1930s Shanghai golden age. The bright walls and ceiling combine with the golden accents to make the interior shine with new glory. The chairs are upholstered…

Story Restaurant in Helsinki by Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio

By : lau | 7 Jul 2014 6:12 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Old Market in Helsinki, Finland reopened its doors after a year of renovations with the addition of the Story restaurant and café created through the collaboration of four of the most important restauranteurs in the country: Anders Westerholm, Matti Sarkkinen, Teemu Aura and Markus Hurskainen. The restaurant offers home-style dishes cooked with fresh ingredients from the Market Square outside and its design was created by the studio of Joanna Laajisto to maintain some of the elements of the 1889…

Café extension for the National Museum of Australia by ARM Architecture

By : lau | 27 Jun 2014 9:17 am | Restaurants & Bars

The National Museum of Australia added a new café extension to connect the main museum and the Burley Griffin Lake. The project features a design created by the ARM Architecture practice and it takes its inspiration from the Boolean string used in the museum to give shape to a dining space sweeping outside the lake. The project spreads over a surface of 180 square meters with a commercial kitchen that can cater the needs of up to 400 people which…

Stock Coffee by Arhitektura Budjevac

By : lau | 23 Jun 2014 6:10 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Stock Coffee is the name of a café in Nis, Serbia which was designed by the Arhitektura Budjevac practice and it is the first of a future franchise. The designers had to remove the unessential parts of the interior to expose the concrete ceiling, walls, beams and columns so that the areas are visually connected through the open atrium. The layout is created by two L-shaped spaces that are placed one on top of the other with a large wall…

Graffiti Cafe by Studio Mode

By : lau | 21 Jun 2014 8:38 am | Restaurants & Bars

The Graffiti Café in Varna, Bulgaria was designed in 2011 by Studio Mode who wanted the interior of the project to continue the architecture and its geometry. Spreading over a surface of 300 square meters, the café has two distinct zones to increase the overall functionality, so the front zone integrates with the exterior and acts as a public space, while the rear zone has a separate floor and roof design which reduced the depth of space but maintained the…

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