hospitality

On Safari – Africa

Namibia, a country in southwest Africa, is distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast. The country is home to diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah population. Located less than an hour’s drive from Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, is safari resort Habitas Namibia which seems diconneted from civilization. Nestled high on a hilltop surrounded by a wildlife reserve...

Coastal Kelly Wearstler

Santa Monica Proper Hotel occupies a 1920s Santa Monica building with an extension designed by local firm Howard Laks Architects. Located on Wilshire Boulevard in the coastal Californian city, it forms the latest Proper Hotel, designed by iconic Kelly Wearstler, a company that Wearstler's her husband Brad Korzen founded with Brian De Lowe. Wearstler also designed the San Francisco...

Peach Universe – Melbourne

Yet another reason to love Melbourne, Peaches is a cocktail bar located on the second floor of a building on Swanston Street. Peaches Bar Top and Rooftop is part of a larger 3 level hospitality project. Level One consisting of a restaurant; Level Two the cocktail bar Peaches and the rooftop extending the offering. Designed by

Spanish tradition

The Cheriff restaurant comes from a long tradition of local family businesses. It has turned into a culinary classic, known for its history and quality, with fresh fish coming in directly from the neighbouring docks. Cheriff is part of Barceloneta, Spain’s history. A classic in the seaside neighbourhood, it needed a design that preserved the authenticity time bestowed onto the restaurant. As part of a...

The Flourist – Canada

Canadian design studio Ste Marie has recently designed Flourist. Yes, I said Flourist, who new that was a thing? Essentially a bakery and cafe with a cool twist in East Vancouver that showcases Vancouver’s only community-based flour mill. The first fully traceable grain, beans, and flour company, Flourist provides premium dry goods and fresh, stone-milled flours and offers an alternative to...

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...

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...

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...

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...