Billowing rattan columns by enter projects occupy bangkok's spice & barley. Biasol channels 1980s nostalgia inside Melbourne restaurant Billie Buoy. Berlin restaurants in extraordinary spaces. Berlin is known for its gritty aesthetic with rough-and-ready eateries across the city.
But its fine dining scene has a more nuanced character, serving modern cuisine amid battle-scarred historic surrounds. From an Art Deco school girl’s school to a converted apothecary, buildings are being repurposed to house these culinary hubs. And their design is every bit as enticing as their menus. Join us on an archi-tour of some of Berlin’s most beautiful restaurants. Kink Oliver Mansaray and Daniel Scheppan blend industrial grit with bohemian flair inside their provocatively titled new Prenzlauer Berg haunt, Kink. Kink’s sophisticated cocktail menu is accompanied by small plates such as deconstructed tacos and chicory filled with minced lamb and mole, and there’s a curated programme of live music every night of the week. Schönhauser Allee 176, 10119 Berlin. Corrugated white metal clads Vietnamese restaurant in Austin. Texas firm Magic Architecture has covered this Vietnamese restaurant with white corrugated metal to make it stand out from the "busy and graphic mess" of its location in Austin.
Madrid restaurant Mo de Movimiento champions sustainability with its up-cycled interiors - The Spaces. Courtesy Mo de Movimiento 1 of 7.
Linehouse channels nostalgia for interiors of Basehall food court. Films from the 1970s informed the aesthetic of Basehall, an upscale food court in Hong Kong designed by studio Linehouse.
Basehall is a food hall set within Jardine House, a 52-storey skyscraper in Hong Kong that's punctuated by rows of circular windows. Qualia restaurant in Mumbai features dramatic bronze chainmail curtains. Undulating chainmail curtains lend a stage-like quality to the open kitchen of this Mumbai restaurant designed by Serie Architects.
Qualia is set on the ground floor of Mumbai's Lodha World One skyscraper and has been designed to let diners "feel part of the entire practice of cooking". To achieve this, Serie Architects orientated all of the dining areas throughout the 370-square-metre restaurant towards its grand open kitchen, which runs the entire length of the rear wall. The kitchen is split into three sections: a drinks bar, a central cooking space – which includes its own hearth – and an area dedicated to making the desserts. Above each of these sections dangles a bronze chainmail screen. Berlin bar and restaurant Kink is ready to serve you now - The Spaces. A post-industrial space in Berlin has been revamped to create the interior of Kink Bar & Restaurant.
The Berlin restaurant-bar sits in a former brewery complex in the city’s Prenzlauer Berg. It features a suspended, looping neon installation and dark surroundings, which create its ambient, immersive atmosphere. 1 of 11 Founders Oliver Mansaray and Daniel Scheppan have created its interior, which has an eclectic, multi-layered, contrasting look and channels Kink’s theme of uniting culinary and cocktail art into one cohesive experience.’ Beneath eight-meter-high ceilings, the bar has painted brick walls and scuffed timber flooring mixed in with vintage, classic and contemporary features, and modern artworks, which provide a broad range of textures and patinas. Its informal layout is enhanced by the central black modular cocktail bar by studio Hidden Fortress, 19th-century exterior French wing doors, Berberlin handcrafted rugs and Roche Bobois’s colourful Mah Jong sofas. Chubby Girl noodle bar takes cues from the landscape of south-west China. The stepped terrazzo floor, strip lighting and foggy mirrored walls inside this Beijing noodle bar designed by Office AIO are meant to mimic the urban makeup of the city of Chongqing.
Chubby Girl is situated in Beijing's Xiang'Er hutong and, since 2015, has been locals' go-to spot for Chongqing noodles – a spicy street food dish that hails from the city of Chongqing in south-west China. When Office AIO was approached to overhaul the restaurant, it was initially hesitant to make major aesthetic changes to the interior that loyal diners had grown accustomed to.
The studio ended up designing a fit-out informed by the landscape of Chongqing, nodding to both Chubby Girl's menu and the history of the restaurant – the first branch opened in Chongqing in 1998. A key point of reference was the work of photographers Nadav Kander, Mark Horn and Tim Franco, who have all captured images of Chongqing's dense urban fabric, towering industrial structures and twinkling night skyline.
Studio Modijefsky overhauls 119-year-old restaurant Bonnie in Amsterdam. Timber, tilework and plummy hues helped Studio Modijefsky foster a "warmly familiar" atmosphere inside this long-standing Amsterdam restaurant.
The restaurant, Bonnie, has been a landmark of Amsterdam's Amstelveenseweg neighbourhood for the past 119 years – under the old name of Cafe Bos – so was in desperate need of an overhaul. "This revived bar strikes the perfect balance between old fashioned and warmly familiar," explained the locally based Studio Modijefsky, which came up with the venue's new name. "Bonnie is a nod to the past, celebrating all the devoted bar owners who served drinks and listened to stories for longer than they can remember, making everyone feel instantly at ease.
" Mikuni Izukogen restaurant by Kengo Kuma features latticed roof. Interlocking cypress-wood planks form the roof of the Mikuni Izukogen restaurant that Kengo Kuma has perched on a rocky hillside in Honshū, Japan.
Mikuni Izukogen is located on the Izu Peninsula, a resort area known for its rugged beaches, luscious greenery and abundance of hot springs. Kengo Kuma and Associates wanted the building to appear as a "cloud-like structure" amongst the surrounding landscape and spent time considering how to best connect it to its hilly site.
The practice decided to draw upon Kakezukuri, a Japanese construction method that involves using pillars to provide stable support for buildings set on steep slopes or mountainsides. A series of slim steel beams prop up Mikuni Izukogen. MASS Design Group outlines strategies restaurants can adopt in response to coronavirus. US architecture firm MASS Design Group has suggested that restaurants add barriers, remove bar seating and seek local produce sources to curtail the spread of infection and allow patrons to safely eat out following the coronavirus lockdown. The studio's research, called Spatial Strategies for Restaurants in Response to Covid-19, comprises diagrams and case studies that detail potential physical alterations for restaurants that keep both employees and guests safe from the spread of disease.
"In the midst of this global coronavirus pandemic, when the very nature of public space has become both threatening and threatened, the future of the restaurant industry is brought into question, and its path forward remains uncertain," MASS Design Group said. London's Silo restaurant has a zero-waste ethos and interiors - The Spaces. Nina+Co has brought minimalist, eco-design to east London’s Silo, a new zero-waste restaurant housed in a former factory building.
Silo is located in the city’s Hackney Wick neighbourhood. It has a stripped-back industrial interior with whitewashed brick walls, black steel beams, large warehouse-style windows and a dining bar facing an open kitchen. Studio Seilern Architects perches restaurant on top of Mount Gütsch. Studio Seilern Architects has built two restaurants at the top of Mount Gütsch – The Gütsch by Markus Neff and The Japanese by The Chedi Andermatt – at the Andermatt ski resort in Switzerland. Located 2,340 metres above sea level, the pair of restaurants along with a kitchen occupy three volumes that Studio Seilern Architects designed to resemble the grouping in a Swiss hamlet, or hameau.
"The mass studies took inspiration from hameau vernacular Swiss Alpine villages; where several pitched roof houses sit against one another to form a cluster of stone walls and roofs nestled in a mountainous landscape," Christina Seilern, principal of Studio Seilern Architects, told Dezeen. Built between two ski slopes, and at the top of two cable cars, the restaurant complex is the highest to be built in the Andermatt resort, so the studio wanted it to have an impact. "The Gütsch restaurant is the first fine dining in the area to be built at such altitude," explained Seilern.
Project credits: Roman Plyus designs Buhairest bar in Hungary to look good on Instagram. A towering sculpture by Kaws and a graphic polka-dot print floor feature within this Budapest bar, which interior architect Roman Plyus has designed to be instantly Instagrammable. Located at the heart of the Hungarian capital, Buhairest is set within an early 20th-century building that once served as a textile factory. The 350-square-metre bar has been designed by Roman Plyus to be a "dramatic" space that encourages visitors to snap and share photos on Instagram. "I think it's very important for public interiors to leave behind a pleasant aftertaste and a couple of good shots as a keepsake," Plyus told Dezeen.
"It has always been important for people to capture their history, from the time of cave paintings – Instagram is like a small cave where each of us displays pictures of our lives. " Roman and Williams Guild New York boasts florist, boutique and cafe. Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, the husband-and-wife team behind design firm Roman and Williams, have created a lofty two-storey emporium in Manhattan's Soho district. Named Roman and Williams Guild New York, the 650-square-metre flagship houses an art studio, flower shop, gallery and boutique, and a restaurant called La Mercerie. Ras Al Khaimah's minimalist Hoof cafe is designed to recall horse stalls. Sinks that look like water troughs and rustic plaster walls feature within this spartan UAE cafe recently completed by design studio Bone. Herringbone brickwork covers Chinese restaurant The Tang in New York by New Practice Studio.
New York firm New Practice Studio chose red brickwork as the main material for this Chinese noodle bar in the city's Upper West Side to reference Beijing's hutongs. This Cocktail Lounge Is Built Inside an Airplane Cabin. Greenery spills over chunky concrete beams in Lima's Statera Restaurant. K-thengono designs elevated lounge garden for hotel rooftop in indonesia.
For their latest project k-thengono has designed ‘noro’ – an elevated lounge and garden space for an existing hotel rooftop in kuningan, indonesia. in the city of jakarta, the buildings are getting taller, the infrastructure is improving, and the human population is keep increasing. but there is less development of green space compare to its growth. the result is poor air quality which brings unhealthy lifestyle to the citizens. the vision of the project, which is due for completion in 2020, is to bring the natural elements back to the city, providing an eco-system to clean air pollution at the same time. Portal 92 designs Village Cafe to evoke the feeling of an Indian village. A frame of monolithic concrete portals supports a bar and cafe, designed by Portal 92, which overlooks a raised terrace of terracotta-coloured seating in Moradabad, India. Called The Village Cafe, the spaces are split across two levels, providing locals with both indoor and outdoor areas to eat arranged around a winding, maze-like route.
CASE-REAL converts dry cleaner store into sushi restaurant in fukuoka. CASE-REAL has transformed a former dry cleaner’s store with an uneven exterior wall line and roof shape into sushi takigawa, a 20 sqm counter-type sushi restaurant in fukuoka, japan. while its exterior, whose walls are finished with stucco, is designed to quietly blend into the surroundings at night, the restaurant’s interior features a distinct atmosphere through a palette of similar tones that comprises materials such as gingko, japanese cypress, and clayey walls.
White & The Bear children's restaurant has white walls and timber furniture. Sneha Divias Atelier has swapped stereotypical primary colours for neutral tones inside this restaurant in Dubai, which is designed specifically for children. Located in Dubai's Jumeirah district, White & The Bear has been designed by Sneha Divias Atelier with "urbane" interiors that avoid the bright shades usually used within child-focused spaces. The restaurant and retail space is instead decked out with neutral colours and materials that, according to the studio, will foster children's curiosity. "At the atelier we selected such distinct palettes for kids' spaces to not overstimulate the senses," explained the studio. "Instead, the colour scheme promotes creativity, imagination, and learning. " Studio Esteta designs Via Porta cafe to look like an Italian street.
Moncayo Club House in Mexico City is elevated atop stone plinths. Architecture practice Iconico Studio has designed this community centre near Mexico City to bridge an earthy wall and a stone plinth. Underwater Restaurant Has Been Completed In Norway And It Looks Out Of This World. The Most Beautiful Restaurants of 2018. Plants. Barcelona's Orvay bar takes design cues from winemaking. The Forgotten Treehouse Bars of Bygone Summers in Paris. Bambubuild constructs restaurant in vietnam using prefabricated bamboo. Only If creates space-themed underground coffee bar in New York. Peter pichler completes wood-wrapped mountain restaurant in the italian alps. Kleydesign tells a story within blue cup coffee shop in kiev. BTR workshop completes simplylife restaurant in shenzhen. Huffingtonpost. The Breathtaking Japanese Design of One New Chicago Bar. Insider's Guide: 14 Don't-Miss Restaurants, Coffee Shops, and Cocktail Bars in Berlin: Remodelista.
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