This new cocktail bar in Shanghai will be hard to find if you’re looking for a classic entrance into an unique locale as this. The place was designed by Alberto Caiola and it’s access is made through this Coca-Cola machine that can be spotted inside of an unconventional sandwich shop, called The Press.
Interbelic is the name of a surprising bar in the heart of Bucharest. Like the secret bar entrances of New York in the ’20s and’ 30s, the entrance is not clearly indicated. But as you enter, you are transported into a jazzy scenario like the ones from the mysterious gangster films, where they sip from a glass of whiskey in a decadent and very scenographic manner. The interior design is signed by the team from Lama Architecture Studio.
The latest project of peinter and now interior architect Alexandra Zabunov, is this bright and eclectic apartment. Each piece of furniture tells a story full of meanings, the interior is decorated and outlined to match the effervescent creativity and personality of its owner.
Inside this space, Alexandra introduced several pieces with charm, such as the sofa with five different backs and the table with solid oak wood countertop, all handmade specially made for this project.
Bocca Lupo is a new and surprising italian restaurant in Bucharest. It’s name comes from the italian expression “in bocca al lupo” that may sound scary but in fact is a literal reference to the jaws of a predator that means “lucky”. The architect, Corvin Cristian had the opportunity to reinterpret the traditional style of the region of Tuscany and create a space “washed” by natural light. The retro feeling of the place is suggested by the use of objects that relates to the sceneries from Italian films of the 50s and 60s.
Designed by Nextoffice Design Studio, this flexible and unexpected house is a result of an well thought out architectural project for the narrow but deep urban plot given. The most visible and amazing element is the two-dimensional façade that can be turned into a three-dimensional one, option that came from the traditional Iranian homes to have an all seasons rooms.
Fine Fun Food. This is how you can describe this Catalan restaurant in Singapore named FOC (which means ‘fire’ in Catalan) that was completed by the design studio Lagranja in 2014. The restaurant displays the colorful, playfuness and vivid lifestyle of the Catalans and here is reflected by the ‘capgrossos’ which are the giant, white papier-mâché that float above the tables or by the domino tiles that are used as a finish for the bar.
Located in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, the Kayanoya Shop was designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates for a soy sauce manufacturer.
“Kayanoya originates in Kuhara Shoyu,Kyushu, a soy sauce manufacturer whose history dates back more than 120 years. The Kayanoya Shop in Nihonbashi is a reproduction of their traditional warehouse which we visited in Kyushu.”
Located in the heart of Tribeca and built in 1862, this renovated and consolidated limestone Loft Mansion is an incredible place to live in dowtown. With 30,000 sq. ft. of usable interior space, huge windows,multiple skylights bathe all areas and with the ceiling heights ranging from 12-17 feet you can’t complain about anything when it comes to space and natural light.
Located in Bucharest, Romania,this amazing house is surrounded only by buildings that date from the 30′s and the 40′s. The owner bought this house that was built in the early 40′s with the purpose to rehabilitate it and enjoy living in the heart of the city.
Here we get a closer look at the Nike SB Shelter, a striking indoor skate park that opened earlier this month in the center of Berlin. Awash with smooth concrete atmospheric lighting, the new landmark is filled with banks, rails, ramps and ledges of various sizes. Frequented by those of the Nike SB team — Farid Ulrich, Lennie Burmeister, Denny Pham, Youness Amrani, Shane O’Neill — the space also hosts workshops held by Skatehalle Berlin. Shot by Timothy Burkhart, enjoy the monochromatic photos.
This water tower was originally built in 1931 and was converted into a one of a kind, modern bachelor pad. Its nine stories feature a small, round room on each floor with the top floor serving as the “master” which leads out to a spacious deck. The steel and concrete throughout give it a very forward thinking vibe and the spiral staircase is very impressive.
Aenaon Villas is a luxurious hotel perched atop the rocky hills of Santorini, Greece. It was designed by Giorgos Zacharopoulos and completed in 2009.
“Aenaon villas is situated at the highest and narrowest part of Santorini, right on the edge of the world-famous caldera, and it is open to all four points of the horizon, from east to west. The housing complex, consisting of 7 luxurious villas, is a truly idyllic and unique retreat. The villas’ exterior is built in a traditional style, with the utmost respect for cycladic architecture and in perfect harmony with the natural setting. Inside, the villas are wonderfully spacious, tastefully decorated yet simple and elegant and equipped with all the modern amenities that guarantee a sense of autonomy, comfort and luxury.”
Winners of the 2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards have been announced. From Norman Foster’s Atrium Champagne Bar in London to Norm Architects Höst restaurant in Denmark, this year’s winners won’t disappoint.
Located in a building on the corner of the street, the store should house the contemporaneity of the collection and the brand ́s new language. It has acted in the market for over 60 years and in this new undertaking, it searches for a new esthetic language printed on its products and also in the architecture.
A honeycomb inspired the hexagonal shape on the facade and this shape allows a better solution for planes and curves situation. The coating was used in some moments in an opaque way and in others as semi-translucent, evoking movement between straight and curved angles. At the same time, shaping the openings sometimes explicit like in the main window and it alludes itself more discretely at times to incite visitation.
The masonry was peeled and exposed crudely and the lighting uses the preexisting structure to its fixation, bringing the highest flexibility possible for the product exhibition at the store. Old existent bricks were kept making a conversation between new and old materials.Inspired by the unusual architectural proposal, the plastic artist Felipe Morozini signs the creative direction of the objects, furniture and the art for ESTAR GABRIEL.
Each spring Salone del Mobile arrives in Milan, bringing with it the world’s top designers, architects and design enthusiasts. Among the many highly anticipated product launches, pop ups and parties, this year saw iconic Italian furniture company Kartell formally introduce a series of pieces designed by both new and known designers, including rock star Lenny Kravitz.
Although better known for his music, Kravitz can include designer on his CV, having founded his own studio,Kravitz Design Inc, in 2003. In recent years he’s been involved with multiple large-scale hotel projects, a collaboration with Swarovski and now, is collaborating with none other than famed design personality Philippe Stark on a new rendition of his Mademoiselle chair.
Created for the Manchester International Festival. ZHA has designed a chamber music hall for solo performances of Johann Sebastian Bach’s chamber music masterpieces. The project’s form, a suspended ribbon of translucent lightweight synthetic fabric (150 g/m2) articulated by an internal steel structure, translates the intricate relationships of Bach’s harmonies into an architectural spatial condition. This voluminous ribbon swirls within the room, carving out a spatial and visual response to the intricate relationships of Bach’s harmonies.
Business travel just got a whole lot exclusive with Virgin Atlantic’s new Upper Class Dream Suite, Adelto’s Assif Majid joins its maiden voyage to New York.
The long-haul airliner has officially unveiled its redesigned Upper Class cabin complete with new Upper Class Suite and Sky Bar. Virgin Atlantic has spent four years researching and has invested £100 million into its Upper Class Dream Suite product, which includes a futuristic new cabin, a new fine dining meal service, a new 10,000 sq ft Clubhouse at New York JKF plus an additional overseas Clubhouse that will open by the end of the year.
To convince a culture less than enthusiastic about the concept that everyone can be an athlete, the Maryland-based brand brought in HUSH Studio, who in turn hired architecture and design studio Marc Thorpe Design, to create an experimental retail space centered on the architecture of Under Armour—action, vigor and endurance.
Upon entering, the store’s dynamic architecture draws visitors down a long illuminated hall—designed to ready one’s retinas for the following room—to the theatre, where an exaggerated 270-degree panoramic film surrounds and engulfs the viewer.
Located in the new Jing An Kerry Center in central Shanghai, the space is the first of potentially many “retail theatre” concept stores for the brand