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Tolstoy, plant-based eatery / Studio8

January 16, 2022 Valeria Silva 0

Tolstoy is a vegan eatery that intends to be the new wave of fast-food restaurants. Its concept is based on four main ideas: digital, plant-based, transparency and joy. While planning, the design of the 60s came to mind, when the society was reborn, vegetarianism exploded and colours were a part of a positive statement. We right away thought about a colourful, funky and optimistic place.

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Shared Company Restaurant / Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés

January 10, 2022 Paula Pintos 0

The former IBM office complex is located in Pompignane, part of the inner suburbs of Montpellier. The site, purchased in 2004 and 2007 by the Covivio Company, is home to some ten office buildings scattered around this 28-hectare Mediterranean landscape. The former Foncière des Régions Company has redeveloped this vast property in a sensitive blending of nature and architecture, aiming to attract new technology companies and foster Montpellier’s own “Silicone Valley”.

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PIZZA 4P’s Restaurant / KKA and Partners + Studio DIG

January 9, 2022 Hana Abdel 0

The 23rd restaurant of the famous Pizza 4P’s in Vietnam is located in the prime position of Indochina Plaza Hanoi Residencesin in Xuan Thuy Street. The restaurant’s first-floor facade resembles a contemporary sculpture with the red color of Bat Trang bricks, standing out on the bustling Xuan Thuy street. The Bat Trang ceramic brick walls divide the layout into private but intimate interlocking spaces, which were inspired by the narrow alleys in downtown Hanoi. This is the place for some amazing combinations of windows and green spaces, creating diverse views of the city.

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LULU Bar and Restaurant / DC.AD

December 27, 2021 Susanna Moreira 0

LULU is a bar and restaurant project with approximately 170m2, inserted on the ground floor of an early nineteen-century building, located in the Santos parish, in Lisbon. The functional program includes a bar area, with seating and service counters; a customer area, with seating and a dance area; customer sanitary facilities; and technical areas with restricted access, such as the kitchen, pantry, and storage.

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Baba’s Restaurant / Loop Design Studio

December 26, 2021 Valeria Silva 0

Baba’s restaurant draws its inspiration from the architecture styles of rural havelis and houses of Punjab. The idea is to create an upcycled space with a traditional material pallette from around the context. The entrance alley is a longitudinal monolithic axis created using mud plaster/phuska and depicts the bazaar streetscape using different volumes, elements and layers. Masons and artisans were brought in from the neighbouring villages to create the phuska mixture and apply it on the walls/surfaces.

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1850s Carpentry Conversion into Restaurant / nara.

December 21, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

As the project takes place into an 1850s carpentry, the main focus is to showcase the qualities of the existing building; a remarkable construction for its volume and materials. The layout places the open-plan kitchen at the heart of the space, standing against an opaque mass hosting the washing station and the toilets.

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Wabi Restaurant / Adrei Studio

December 15, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

In Japan, the tea room – Chashitsu – is a modest space for gathering where people converse and practice the cherished tea ceremony. The charm of the tea room resides both in its sophisticated architectural details of the structure and the ambiance of the place as people join in together around the small fire, preparing for the tea. The fire plays an equally important role as that of the tea itself or the tea-making routine. The fire is the essential ingredient to initiate the ceremony. It is the first step to the bridge that links the bustling everyday life to the tranquil space of the tea room, the same bridge connects people as they savor the warmth of the tea, together. Sitting by the fire, holding the tea bowl inside the palm, one can see life in its all sincerity and modesty. 

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Osteria Betulla / DA bureau

December 11, 2021 Valeria Silva 0

Osteria ‘Betulla’ is the second project of a talented chéf Arslan Berdiev, the founder of the sensational restaurant Birch. Both ‘Birch’ and ‘Betulla’ are translated into Russian as “a birch”. But whereas ‘Birch’ is based on pan-European culinary traditions, ‘Betulla’ focuses on the Italian cuisine. The concept of osteria Betulla relies on simple Italian food in the original version with an emphasis on high quality of products. An important feature of all Arslan’s projects is perfectionism and unexpected serving of dishes, in a manner surprising for the guests, which is reflected in the osteria’s cuisine.

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MAGNET Restaurant / Undecorated

December 6, 2021 Andreas Luco 0

Magnet is an exercise in simplicity. It is the transformation of an auto parts repair shop into a restaurant. UNDECORATED was commissioned by Prince Concepts and partner Chef Brad Greenhill, of Takoi, to design their second restaurant in a former radiator shop. From the inception, several non-negotiables were established: 1. The restaurant would be called Magnet 2. Magnet had to be a bar-centric restaurant – the bar had to be integrated with dining room 3. The food offerings would be inspired by Mediterranean cuisine borrowing from the simple tradition of cooking with wood. The kitchen would house a wood-burning oven and wood-burning grill only 4. Magnet should feature an open kitchen from dining room 5. Booth seating 6. Feature views of neighboring Core City Park.

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Cucina Italiana Komatsu Restaurant / Naoya Matsumoto Design

November 21, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

This project is an attempt to preserve as much as possible the memory of the space that was familiar to the residents of the neighborhood when the owner’s grandmother ran a restaurant, while creating an invisible line connecting the past and present, and reusing the “form” that has remained since that time.