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="https://www.vgzarquitectura.com/"  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="https://www.vgzarquitectura.com/copy-of-5-v9"  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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Laundré: Knock Out Your Laundry While You Sip Coffee

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                                Ariana Roviello is the one behind <a href="http://laundre.co/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Laundré</a>, a one-stop shop where you can sit back with a cup of coffee while you do your laundry. That means you don&#8217;t have to be stuck in one of those regular laundromats that generally has about three uncomfortable seats in it and zero places to relax. Roviello&#8217;s design-focused concept is located in San Francisco and their goal was to create an open and inviting space where one could catch up on some work or grab a coffee with a friend, all while washing your clothes. So, instead of it feeling like a chore, it becomes much more of an event.
Laundré houses a full-scale coffee bar, communal seating, and sustainable laundry equipment from Electrolux that lets you wash + dry you clothes in just 45 minutes total. Plus, the soap is free with every wash and their app keeps you posted as
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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="https://www.studiomateriality.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">studiomateriality&#8217;s</a> design of <a href="https://www.studiomateriality.com/project/coffix/101" 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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Yaroslav Galant Designs a Rooftop Structure Made From Shipping Containers

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                                The <a href="http://yaroslavgalant.com/portfolio/estoril-praia-clube-39-portugal/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Grupo Desportivo Estoril Praia</a> (Portuguese Football Club) hired <a href="http://yaroslavgalant.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Yaroslav Galant</a> to design Clube 39, a space that includes offices, a flexible space, a museum, a restaurant, and an open terrace facing the field. The new structure was designed atop of an existing building and incorporates shipping containers into the project.
The project consisted of many challenges to overcome, including the strong head winds, so the new parametrical roof structure was designed in a way so that it would cut 95% of the wind, while directing 5% into the building for natural ventilation. That meant no additional air conditioning would be required. Depending on the sun, the new roof structure casts ever-changing shadows around the building. The design includes graphic, geometric patterns outdoors, as well as inside in a colorful palette of blues and other pops of colors. They utilized five shipping containers to conceive part the structure giving it a
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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="http://p-bstudio.com/" 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="http://ashnyc.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ASH NYC’s</a> second collaboration with <a href="https://www.diginn.com/" 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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