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chemistry of taste

Charcohol Restaurant & Cocktail Bar Located in a heritage building in Fengsheng Li in the center of Shanghai, is a restaurant and cocktail bar specialising in charcoal-grilled cuisine and craft cocktails. STUDIO8 was commissioned to design the visual identity, architecture, interior design and landscape for the project. The project aim was to create an exclusive food experience. When Chef Mandela Zhu...

Eclectic elegance – London

International architecture and design studio Red Deer has recently refurbished a period Grade II-listed home in central London. The two-storey 18th-century apartment, part of a larger Georgian townhouse, is located in London’s Marylebone. Built in 1750, the two-bedroom property is comprised of a ground-floor open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, bathroom, master bedroom with ensuite and outdoor terrace. On...

Akubra hat house – Australia

Located in the middle of a bull paddock sits an off-grid home inspired by the iconic Australian Akubra hat. This inspiration came about at the first meeting with Alexander Symes Architects clients on their bull farm, around 50mins southeast of Tamworth. The client had selected the site for their new home atop a gently sloping hill, amongst a...

Pro bono design – rebuilding bush-fire Australia

As the 2019 bush-fires begun to claim first homes, Atelier Jiri Lev was amongst the design practices that responded with offer of pro bono design and planning assistance to those who lost everything and did not have sufficient means to start rebuilding their lives and livelihoods. With the growing scale of the disaster, it soon b ecame obvious that the resources of individual practices will not...

ambience of the sea -Madrid

The proposal for the restaurant Lobito de Mar in Madrid submerges the ambience of the sea into the capital, where seafood is the main focus of this gastronomical space designed by Madrid based Astet Studio. The beach and sea of Malaga with its marine tones of green and blue, and the toasted colours of its sand and wildlife...

Timeless artefact – Chile

Galpon House is conceived as a neutral, timeless Artefact; not defined by time or technology, as much as it is by the the Chilean countryside. The shape is simple: A two-story, weather-resistant, gable-roofed wooden shed, that solves the project requirements in an efficient, inexpensive and enduring way. The site is large, surrounded by pine trees with a strong slope falling towards the lake with the house...

The Protagonist – Melbourne

The Protagonist is the result of a 2018 Arts Centre Melbourne design competition which challenged a curated selection of Victorian architecture studios to design a unique and memorable home for the existing Arts Centre Melbourne forecourt cafe which replaces what looked like a temporary marquee that simply didn’t belong in the precinct. Designed by Cumulus Studio, The Protagonist creates...

Subtle sophistication – London

Powerscroft Road residence is a renovated Victorian terraced house of subtle sophistication in Clapton in northeast London, exemplifies Daytrip Studio’s talent as well as a mastery of materials and tonality. With a foot in the past and modernity, the interiors are imbued with a refined and calm sensibility that manages to combine the soothing gracefulness of craftsmanship and the clean...

Keeping things approachable – Manhattan

The owners, a couple with three children and a goldendoodle sought to renovate a 1990s home located in the Hudson River Valley to better suit their needs and taste. To oversee the update, they turned to designer Lexi Tallisman, who runs the Manhattan studio Greyscale Interiors. Tallisman's aim was to create a stylish and comfortable environment that could handle daily usage...

Played aesthetics – Revisited

Pompen & Verlouw is a new, all-day restaurant located in Den Bosch, a picturesque Dutch town in the south, that takes its name from the 1930s garage that used to occupy the spot. Inspired by the building’s past incarnation as a garage back in the days when cars were still a product of both industrialization and craftsmanship, Amsterdam-based...