CASAPLATA Restaurant/Bar in Seville by Lucas y Hernández-Gil

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                                Looking to the future, <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lucas y Hernández-Gil</a> designed a restaurant and cocktail bar in the city center of Seville, Spain, combining bold, colorful furniture with a concrete-like backdrop. <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">CASAPLATA</a> avoids nostalgia to set itself apart from the surrounding eating establishments making its mark in the historic area.
The Spanish architecture firm referenced the still life paintings of Giorgio Morandi where strong colors pop against a silver gray background. The industrial concrete surroundings set the stage for the colorful furnishings and food for a futuristic and enjoyable experience. Photos by Juan Delgado.
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The Pink Zebra: An Eye-Popping Restaurant/Bar Inspired by the Work of Wes Anderson

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                                If Design Milk could relocate and setup shop in a restaurant/bar, I&#8217;m pretty sure it would be this one located in Kanpur, India. Decked out in black and white stripes and bubble gum pink, <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Pink Zebra</a>, aka Feast India Co., is bound to catch everyone&#8217;s eye from a distance, thanks to <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Renesa Architecture Design Interiors Studio</a>.
Their thought, “How about we dip a zebra into a deep pink sea?”, seems completely appropriate once you take a look around. The idea began with a nod to the surreal sets of Wes Anderson, whose films the clients love. The stripes go every which way, along with pink slats on the ceiling that let lines of natural light shine through for added dramatic effect. The Pink Zebra sits atop one of the city’s oldest buildings, merging a bit of the old and the new with a playful twist. Photos
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Piedra Sal: A Modern Restaurant in Mexico City

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                                Working with a difficult corner lot and an upper floor location, <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">vgz arquitectura y diseño</a> were tasked with many challenges when it came time to design the <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Piedra Sal</a> restaurant in Mexico City. They had a tight budget and time line to complete the project but still managed to custom design everything, like the liana ceiling with a &#8220;Partridge Eye&#8221; ceiling pattern and the concrete floor in shades of grey,
The corner was demolished to make the restaurant appear more inviting with a plaza-like space. Vertical wooden slats entice visitors through a black doorway. Once inside, a open stairway surrounded by more wooden slats that allow light to pass through for added visual effect. The lit up stairs lead visitors up to the restaurant, giving a preview of what’s to come. Inside, a monochromatic color scheme was chosen to includes varying greys and wood with black accents. Trees and greenery
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Some of the Coolest Architectural Projects on BowerBird

                                <em><a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">BowerBird</a> launched in the US last month and Design Milk asked the founders, architectural photographer Nic Granleese and design journalist Ben G Morgan, to select some of their favorite BowerBird projects.</em>
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                                If you haven&#8217;t tried <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">BowerBird</a> yet, it&#8217;s an online platform where architects (and interior designers) upload their projects and provide content that design journalists can use in their stories. Launched in June 2016, BowerBird is quickly spreading around the world and now has a community of more than 3,000 architects, interior designers, editors and writers — lovingly called BowerBirders. You can even use BowerBird to submit your project to Design Milk! (To do that you&#8217;ll need to create a BowerBird account <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">here</a>.)
Birdhut – Mark Erickson (image above)
The birdhut is a treetop perch that sits on wooden stilts along a forested hillside. Immersed in the tree canopy, the hut accommodates two people, twelve varieties of birds, and
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coffix: A Quirky, Colorful Coffee Shop in Athens, Greece

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                                Coffee is the universal morning (and all day) pick-me-up and it always seems to makes things better and that&#8217;s just the thinking behind <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">studiomateriality&#8217;s</a> design of <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">coffix</a>, a coffee shop in Athens, Greece. The quaint space boasts a happy palette of colors, and a larger than life balloon dog, that could only brighten one&#8217;s day when they pop in for a cup of joe.
Bright blue floors are paired with shiny, white wall tiles, a pale pink ceiling, and happy yellow stools. A lightbox of a face is placed on the wall above the bar to keep customers company while they’re drinking their coffee. To top off the “funky laboratory” look, the staff serves the coffee while wearing white coveralls and colorful scarves. Photos by Alina Lefa.
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A Bright and Cheery Cafe in Sopot, Poland

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                                Located in Sopot, Poland, the Fanaberia Crepes &amp; Cafe is a bright and cheerful establishment designed by <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">PB / Studio</a>. The designers mixed clean off-white shades with bolder accents of azure, navy, and ginger, all of which reference the crepes they serve along with its seaside resort locale.
The navy gives nod to all things nautical, along with the use of sisal rope and rattan surfaces for added texture. The lighter blues mimic the colors of the nearby ocean, while the whitened oak was used in the spirit of traditional summer resort architecture in Sopot. Photos by Jakub Piórkowski.
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ASH NYC Designs Rye Brook’s New Dig Inn Eatery

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                                <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ASH NYC’s</a> second collaboration with <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Dig Inn</a> takes it to Rye Brook, NY where they were charged with designing a 4,200 square foot space that promotes the small-chain restaurant’s “Dig-isms,” values that promote well-being, community, and relationships.
Through design, the restaurant is divided into three separate spaces: the front-of-house dining, the food pick-up station, and a slower-paced area for evening dining and drinking. ASH uses a progression of light to dark materials to give each area its own aesthetic. The evening dining area is filled with deep saturated greens while the front of the house area is brighter, lit by pendants and large windows that play into the restaurant’s fast-but-elevated casual dining feel. ASH furnished the interiors with custom pendant lighting made from hand-blown glass globes and brass arms, custom furniture like the long oak and marble tables to encourage communal eating, and private nooks for working. The eatery just
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Nando’s Crawley Gets a Fresh, New Look

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                                Nando&#8217;s has been <a href="" data-wpel-link="internal">known</a> to work with different designers to get fresh new looks for their chain of Portuguese-style chicken restaurants that began in South Africa in 1987. An existing <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">Nando&#8217;s in Crawley</a>, West Sussex was in need of a renovation and <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">Block1: Design</a> was hired to complete that.
nandos-crawley-reno-2 This project marks their first with Nando and it required gutting the interior of all its finishes and seating in order to design a new layout and space. The concept pays homage to the brand’s African roots while bringing forth moments of British design. nandos-crawley-reno-3 nandos-crawley-reno-4 The interior’s design looked to traditional fabrics and modern architecture and settled on the exploding woven patterns found within them. The idea is referenced in the tile patterns, lighting fixtures, banquette shapes and their fabric, along with the ceiling and wall finishes. Bright colors are mixed with neutral materials to create a cohesive and lively restaurant space. nandos-crawley-reno-5 nandos-crawley-reno-6 nandos-crawley-reno-7 nandos-crawley-reno-8 nandos-crawley-reno-9 nandos-crawley-reno-9a nandos-crawley-reno-9b nandos-crawley-reno-10 nandos-crawley-reno-11 nandos-crawley-reno-12 nandos-crawley-reno-12a nandos-crawley-reno-13 nandos-crawley-reno-14
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Former Auto Body Shop Transformed Into Zen Bathhouse

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                                Three years in the making, <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">Onsen</a> is a brand-new, Japanese-inspired bathhouse and restaurant in the heart of San Francisco. Designed and built from the ground up by husband and wife duo Sunny Simmons and Caroline Smith, Onsen gives nod to international bathhouse culture while also adding their own unique, community spin.
onsen-japanesebathhouse-sf-4 onsen-japanesebathhouse-sf-3 After purchasing the space, the couple lived in an airstream inside the previous automotive building while they completely revamped the space. As a craft builder, Sunny aimed to keep the original character of the building, while also making it fit for modern day luxuries. All the wood in the building has been carefully collected through time by Sunny himself. onsen-japanesebathhouse-sf-1 onsen-japanesebathhouse-sf-16 The walls of the treatment rooms and throughout the restaurant are full of carefully curated art by Caroline. onsen-japanesebathhouse-sf-6 onsen-japanesebathhouse-sf-7 onsen-japanesebathhouse-sf-11 Onsen has a total of six treatment rooms and a communal bathing room, complete with a cold plunge shower installation. onsen-japanesebathhouse-sf-2 onsen-japanesebathhouse-sf-8 onsen-japanesebathhouse-sf-13 Each room in the
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A Minimalist Juice Shop in Amsterdam

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                                Following the finished designs for the first two Cold Press Juicery shops in Amsterdam, <a href="" >Standard Studio</a> was invited to design a third location, right near the Anne Frank museum in Prinsengracht. Located on a busy corner, <a href="" >The Cold Pressed Juicery – Shop Prinsengracht</a> is a minimalist escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Standard-Studio-Cold-Pressed-Juicery-2 The shop caters to both the commuters looking for a quick juice and the people that want to sit back and enjoy it. The front part houses a series of fridges that hold to-go products, while the back is set up like a living room where patrons can relax. The back is contained within a concrete box which contrasts the front section with white walls and original marble floors. Connecting both worlds is the massive wooden counter and smoothie station that was made from a huge tree trunk weighing over four tons. Standard-Studio-Cold-Pressed-Juicery-3 Standard-Studio-Cold-Pressed-Juicery-4 Standard-Studio-Cold-Pressed-Juicery-4a Standard-Studio-Cold-Pressed-Juicery-5 Other parts of the tree
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Marmol Radziner Rolls With a Warm Wood Interior Inside KazuNori

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                                Los Angeles architecture and construction firm <a href="" >Marmol Radziner</a> are renowned for sophisticated residential architecture and custom furniture, most notably the historic restoration of Richard Neutra’s <a href="" >Kaufmann House</a> in Palm Springs and their <a href="" >desert prefab prototypes</a>. It&#8217;s fair to say the firm has left their mark across the Southern California architectural landscape in multitude. But count us surprised to walk through the doors for lunch to discover their signature attention to form, light, and material inside the modest confines of a Westwood sushi hand roll bar.

The U-shaped bar creates not only an intimacy between diners and chefs as they prepare orders nearby, but also a communal dining experience where conversation is easily sparked between bites.

KazuNori_060916_105-Edit KazuNori Westwood is the second of two locations dedicated to the Japanese hand roll (Los Angeles sushi aficionados will recognize the Kazunori Nozawa moniker attached to the business).

Interior lighting is configured indirectly and at a warmer temperature, the glow simulating flame

Marmol Radziner KazuNori Westwood Rendering[2]
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A Modern Burger Joint in Poltava, Ukraine

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                                With a modern industrial vibe and delicious burgers on the menu, <a href="" >Shade Burger</a> is the perfect place to &#8220;meat&#8221;. <a href="" >YOD design studio</a> designed the modest-sized restaurant in Poltava, Ukraine, which holds 25 seats, geared towards young, open-minded people.
Shade-Burger-YOD-studio-2 Burgers tend to get served with a handful of essential ingredients and that similar idea is behind the interior’s design – a combination of essential materials. Shade-Burger-YOD-studio-2a The main “ingredient” is natural tree veneer, which hangs from the ceiling. There’s also concrete, wood, and steel to round out the recipe. Shade-Burger-YOD-studio-3 Shade-Burger-YOD-studio-4 Shade-Burger-YOD-studio-5 Shade-Burger-YOD-studio-6 Shade-Burger-YOD-studio-7 Shade-Burger-YOD-studio-8 Shade-Burger-YOD-studio-10 Photos by Andrey Avdeenko.
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The Tom Dixon-Designed Bronte Restaurant Opens in London

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                                <a href="" >Design Research Studio (DRS)</a>, with designer <a href="" >Tom Dixon</a> at the helm, unveiled the interior of <a href="" >Bronte</a> restaurant, which is located on the Strand overlooking Trafalgar Square. Bronte is DRS&#8217;s second foray into restaurant design and it&#8217;s a memorable one. With inspiration from the Strand&#8217;s history, Victorian explorers, collectors, and Cabinet of Curiosities, the interior&#8217;s eclectic mix of style blends with the architectural features within the space.
Tom-Dixon-Bronte-Restaurant-2 While the background is fairly neutral, the elements are not. There are green leather and black wood booths, a pink concrete breakfast bar, pink and green chairs, a green granite kitchen, and a pewter cocktail bar. Tom-Dixon-Bronte-Restaurant-3 A double-height space is just beyond the traditional colonnade terrace, along with a mezzanine level and a step down level that has additional seating. Tom-Dixon-Bronte-Restaurant-4 Plane wall lamps are installed in large grids within the ceiling coves throughout the interior. Tom-Dixon-Bronte-Restaurant-5 Tom-Dixon-Bronte-Restaurant-6 Dixon’s Fade Pendants hang in clusters above seating areas
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