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And they’ve set up their very own embassy in inner city Sydney! The new embassy was designed by LAVA, with partners Will O'Rourke and The Glue Society, as a fusion of a whale, a rocket ...

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Plinthos Pavilion / by mab architects

The Plinthos Pavilion is built using 21816 clay bricks to make a continuous floor and walls. Usually hidden perforated sides of the bricks are exposed thus creating permeable surface.

Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Pop Music Center, Taiwan / by MADE IN

Situated in the taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, the project proposes a responsible urbanism based on the heterogeneity of the program, on the urban porosity and on the adaptability to the different situations and events.

Triangular House, Ecuador / by WE Architecture

The starting point of the project was to create a house around a patio as we know it from a lot of colonial style housing. By triangulating the house we minimized the distances from 1 ...

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Viewpoint Emerging Dining, Chile / by Javier Rodríguez Acevedo

The project was built using wood waste bins, impregnated poles, raschel mesh, river rocks, and wire recycling. It seeks no more than resolve a request from the rural, through the material and the ...

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Category: Hotels / Restaurants

BELMONT Restaurant in Paris


The BELMONT is owned by Alfred Bernardin, who also owns the popular Renoma Café Gallery. For the décor of his second restaurant, Alfred Bernardin and his team have chosen an original ‘mix and match’ theme, combining different styles and materials to achieve a unique and innovative result. Decidedly singular, this new Parisian restaurant stands out for its unconventional style, breaking all the rules with its mix of vintage with contemporary.

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Oceo Drive in Zombaonguita beach front, Philippines / by Ali Asgher Abbasi – STAPL

Oceo Drive in Zombaonguita beach front, Philippines / by  Ali Asgher Abbasi - STAPL

This tourist resort is designed at the popular diving hub of Philippines. Oceo Drive is a beachfront property in Zamboanguita, Dumaguete City, facing Apo Island rated as one of top diving spots in the world. It is not just a place to reminisce the old Spanish times, rather it’s also a perfect summer getaway to relax and be in one with the wonders of the nature and a pristine coastline.

The entire resort is designed to be on an axis which aligns all its rooms and public spaces towards the overwhelming view of the beach and sea beyond. The entire public areas are connected to the beach by a series of water features which view in and out of the form with large overhanging decks and sit outs.

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SHH’s ‘Coach House’ Restaurant Wins the ‘Best Café or Fast Food Award’

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Coach House, the new 6,000 sq ft restaurant and café designed by SHH at one Britain’s most historic sites – Hatfield House – has just scooped the ‘Best Café or Fast Food Award’ at the UK’s prestigious Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2012 (‘the world’s only concept of its kind dedicated exclusively to hospitality design’). SHH was also a double-winner at the awards in 2011 for Barbican Foodhall and Barbican Lounge, with all three projects created for the same client – Levy Restaurants (part of Compass Group UK & Ireland).

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Liaison Cubique / by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

Liaison Cubique / by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

For a traditional Japanese restaurant in the underground commercial space under Nagoya Station, we started by analyzing the time transversal components of architecture, themes such as metric, gradation, rhythm and transparency, giving them a contemporary twist.
We used one of the primordial volumes to spur the feeling of familiarity, the cube.
By reducing it to a framed form we were able to provide it with the transparency we wanted to achieve.
This thin frame, and the graduation of the cube size and frame thickness, creates much like a veil for the facades, one that extends inside to the walls and to the ceiling, to craft a unified whole.
This veil effect is achieved just by using sheer numbers of the framed cube, providing the intended transparency with a small degree of translucency.
To improve the familiar environment, we took up a vernacular element of the Japanese culture the Shoji, which we apply to parts of the wooden lattice.

Restaurant O 6eime Sens / By Amiot Bergeron Architectes


The concept is well defined through the name of the restaurant, especially because the restaurant is managed by blinds and sponsored by the foundation mira. Site selection, accessibility and interior planning were the guidelines for the concept, selected to be approved by the crsss. The challenge was in the organization of two (2) types of circulation: the public and the blind waiters. The sensitive approach is perceived through the floor textures and dividing low walls.

Azul Histórico Restaurant, Mexico City / by Kababie Arquitectos

Restaurant Azul Historico is located half block away from Madero —the new fantastic pedestrian street at the historic center— and right across the traditional Casino Español. It was inaugurated at the beginning of 2012 and is part of the new Downtown hotel and the successful family of restaurants Azul, located in different parts of Mexico City.

The new Hotel Picasso Barcelona / by Wortmann Architects

Built in just 15 months by the architecture office Wortmann Architects Barcelona, the hotel aims to become a center for business and leisure in the Born district.

K+K Hotels based in Austria has selected Barcelona as the location for its new Boutique Hotel in order to expand its presence in major European capitals. Following the guidelines of the company, the hotel is located in one of the most central and representative areas of the city: the Born district, just a few meters from Ciutadella Parc. With a total of 92 rooms -5 of them suites-, the hotel is integrated into the strict architectural scheme of Picasso Avenue, established in 1872 by architect Josep Fontseré i Mestres which regulates the height and morphology of buildings to clear a pedestrian arcade.

Hotel de Police & Extension de Charleroi / by Ateliers Jean Nouvel & MDW ARCHITECTURE

The new Police headquarters and the extension of Charleroi/Danses has just won the MIPIM Awards 2012 in the ‘Best Futura Project’ category. The winner – chosen by a jury and by public vote – has been announced on March 8, 2012 in Cannes during the MIPIM Award Ceremony.


The City of Charleroi has commissioned the CFE group to design, build, finance and maintain this ambitious project conceived by the Ateliers Jean Nouvel and MDW ARCHITECTURE. Beside preserving two remarkable wings of an existing cavalry building and adapting them according to low energy standards, this sustainable project includes a third vertical “wing”: a 75-meter new elliptical passive tower clad in blue bricks that accommodates very flexible police offices and facilities.