hospitality

The Chicago Coffee Roastery

After months of anticipation, on November 15, Starbucks opened their Starbucks Reserve Roastery Chicago – an immersive experience dedicated to roasting and crafting small-batch coffee. The Chicago Roastery is the company’s sixth roastery, and at 35,000 square feet, is its biggest. It is a five-story tribute to the city’s art, architecture and culture and the indelible mark the city has made on Starbucks. Once inside...

CLOUD hotel

CLOUD hotel is the second resort in Moganshan, Zhejiang province designed by Studio8. A renovation of an existing building the Cloud Hotel represents “the cloud on the top of the castle”. The studio have taken the existing building as the castle, and worked in their design with the idea of the mountain, where the castle is nested, and...

the Firehouse Hotel – LA

Once a rundown area of abandoned warehouses and derelict factories in Downtown L.A., the area found new life in the 1970s when artists flocked here in search of large, inexpensive spaces they could use as studios, ensuring the preservation of many historic, early 20th century buildings that would otherwise have been torn down. Housed in a converted 1927 fire station, the No Comments Read more

Three simple layers

F - coffee is both brutal and elegant, designed by Wangstudio the cafe design was inspired by the basic concept of minimalism , brick , concrete ,stone floor, trees and water to create a concise and emotional space. There are three main spatial layers, the first layer is a garden space with trees and water; the second one is a corridor with direct...

Less, But Better – Sister City New York

Sister City is a hotel inspired by the functional perfection of Finnish saunas, Japanese bento boxes and post war architecture. Sister City offers 200 intimate, efficient rooms, a ground-floor restaurant and a rooftop bar right on Bowery, Manhattan’s oldest and most storied thoroughfare. Created by the people behind Ace Hotel Group. Atelier Ace were inspired by the philosophy of Less, But...

Lotus pond and eucalyptus forest dining experience

Garden Hotpot Restaurant is located in the hinterland of Sansheng Township, surrounding a lotus pond, hidden in a eucalyptus forest. In order to create a close-to-nature dinning environment, MUDA architects chose to eliminate the architectural scale, leaving out walls, only using pillars and boards to integrate the building into the woods ensuring the building merges into the environment,...