Cups Nine | NORMLESS Architecture Studio

“Cups Nine”, a Cafe and Patisserie, located in Trikala, Greece.

It was designed by NORMLESS Architecture Studio.

 

Descritpion by NORMLESS Architecture Studio:

A new Cups Nine opened its doors, this time as a Cafe & Patisserie store. Right in the heart of the school district and opposite of one of the most popular city’s squares, the Old Despotiko, the new Cups Nine comes to shake up the city for one more time and reintroduce the street coffee shops. The owners envisioned a new space that can serve their best seller coffee as well as their new products adopting them to the needs of the modern life.

The architects translated this vision into a space where the boundaries between the interior and the exterior space are blurred. The seating area, the serving bar are all flexible and accessible either from the inside or the outside. It becomes unclear where the store ends and the street begin. This was mainly achieved through the surrounding window frames, which were all custom and handmade metal work. The windows open and the bar area doubles inside the arcade. A similar thing happens on the street side where the wooden tables slide and move on the other side so that you can enjoy your beverage overlooking the city. Inside the long and narrow space, the store is divided into the serving and seating area by a long wooden bar, which is interrupted by a metal light box that is the cashier point. All woodwork is again custom made by a local carpenter.  As soon as you open the door you immediately take notice of the impressive flooring, which is a successful blend of laminate and hexagon black tiles that run through the store and continue on the wooden bars. The interior and exterior walls, as well as the ceiling are all covered with Kourasanit, a natural coating.

The remarkable mural paintings of Asteris Dimitriou, decorate the walls and has become one of the shop’s trademarks.

The new Cups Nine store came to change with its unique space and products, yet again, the urban landscape of the city of Trikala. ­


Design Office: NORMLESS Architecture Studio
Location
: Trikala, Greece
Area: 52,00 m2
Project Year: 2016
Photographs: Kostas Spathis


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Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan | Cheng Chung Design

The Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan transformed from the original colorful and luxurious style into the latest clean and elegant style and is located in Shenzhen, China.

It was designed by Cheng Chung Design.

Description by Cheng Chung Design:

Marriott International Business Image is Transforming The business image of Marriott International has undergone significant transformation from the original colorful and luxurious style into the latest clean and elegant style. Without excessive decorations, the architectural structures have become even more prominent to the eyes. Since Shenzhen Marriot Hotel Nanshan has planned to create a business image that focus on nature, fresh, modern, eco-friendliness, and technology, all materials applied in the hotels are of natural, ecological, handmade, and customized styles.

CCD First Creates an “Art Museum” Hotel The artworks placed at different floors of the hotel are originally designed by CCD. Together with experienced artists and fine craftsmen, CCD has made a dazzling array of beautiful artworks, creating an elegant and scholastic atmosphere nearly everywhere in the hotel.

Appraisal from All Sectors of the Community Three months since Shenzhen Marriot Hotel Nanshan was first opened to the public, all sectors of the community have been attracted to visit and experience the hotel for themselves. Many important clients, such as China Resources, Ping An Insurance, China Merchant Group and Huawei Technologies have made a special effort to organize a tour to visit the hotel in person. Some commented, “The hotel is both elegant and refined,” others commented, “The simple and fashionable style is indeed refreshing,” still others commented, “The hotel makes people feel comfortable at the first glance. It feels just like home.” Above all, most visitors commented the hotel as being “elegant”.

Design Principle Shenzhen Marriot Hotel Nanshan is located at Nanshan District of Shenzhen City, where Nanshan Mountain is widely famous for. Leaning against the mountain and facing the sea, the entire Nanshan District is historically known as a land filled with abundant plain and ocean resources. With both hands, local aborigines weave not only their fishing nets, fishing gears, clothes, hats, and shoes, but also their happy lives. Lychee flowers and lychee fruits that grow all over the mountain are indeed a real
blessing from heaven – suitable for our guests to experience “spring outings”, “summer resort”, “autumn hiking”, and “winter greenery” throughout the year.

Fishing villages, aboriginal weaving crafts, fishing nets, fishing gears, rolling hills and beautiful lychee flowers have all become the inspiration source of hotel designs. In particular, patterns and designs on the carpets, aesthetic linen clothes, folding screens, and fireplaces of the hotel have all embodied the image of “crisscross weaving crafts”, “nets”, “mountains”, and “lychee flowers”.

In terms of raw materials used, “stone material”, “wooden material”, “leather material” and “linen material” that exhibit natural textures and light tones are vastly applied in the hotel designs. Between prosperity and serenity, a sense of friendliness and peacefulness can be found. Several detail processes and atmospheric illuminations that bring out overall quality are applied to create an elegant and cozy spatial atmosphere, granting our guests with a sense of introverted elegance rather than superficial luxury.
By utilizing an approach that was originally intended for designing resort hotel, the design team has transformed the stereotypical business hotel into a “recreational business hotel”. As to guest room design, the design team was committed to create a spatial experience of a “private study room” in which our guests can rest their minds and read to their hearts’ fullest contents. With coziness and relaxation of a home and strict and cautiousness of an office interacting at the same time, an elegant, clean, and soft lifestyle is created, allowing our clients to relax from an exhausting day of business trip and pick up their business inspiration ever once again.

Hotel Introduction Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan is strategically located in the business center of Nanshan district, place in the landmark building with 300.8 meters height. The hotel offers 340 elegant guest rooms and suites (338 rooms + 1 presidential suite + 1 vice presidential suite) with captivating harbor and city views. In addition to that, the hotel has multiple high-end restaurant, including Nanshan Kitchen All Day Dining Restaurant, Man Ho Chinese Restaurant, Kanji Modern Japanese Restaurant, Lobby Lounge, The Café and Executive Lounge, offering guests both abundant choices and elegant environment. On the 62nd floor are a boundless swimming pool and a SPA center where our guest can relax and observe the splendid view right before their eyes. Furthermore, the hotel also possesses banquet and conference site which cover an area of 2,100 square meters.


Design Office: Cheng Chung Design

Location: Shenzhen, China


MCF Residence | Mim Design

MCF Residence located in Australia.

It was designed by Mim Design.


Design Office: Mim Design

Location: Australia


 

Globus the Restaurant | 1919

Globus the Restaurant is located in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

It was designed by 1919 in 2014.


Description by 1919:

Finland’s proximity served as an inspiring factor in the development of this space. The building also, found itself surrounded by a dense belt of firry forest on two of its sides; a fact that added to a sort of natural “scandinavian countryside” feeling of the area.

We used as much of the structural elements of the building in the interior as was sanely possible. Materials was rather succinct and included oil-treated Wallnut and ash, powder-coated steel and exposed concrete.

A doughnut shaped mezzanine defined the double level open space. Intricately shaped but structurally simple gemini stairs provided the communication between the two levels.

A bare minimum of partitioning kept the space on the open side while still providing quite a few secluded corners for those who can be intimidated by such volume, or simply prefer a more intimate setting.


Design Office  : 1919
Location           : Saint Petersburg, Russia
Client                : Globus Group
Area                   : 3000 sqft
Project Year     : 2014
Photos               : Igor Simkin


 

Restaurant “GASTROPORT” | Allarts Design

Restaurant “GASTROPORT” is located in Perm, Russia.

It was designed by  Saranin Artemy of Allarts Design in 2016.

Description by Allarts Design :

The new restaurant GASTROPORT, opened in Perm, Russian Federation. Above its design worked designer Saranin Artemy of ALLARTSDESIGN studio, together with Boris Kulinskiy restaurateur.

The restaurant is located on the bank of the Kama river in Perm, Russian Federation. Restaurant has panoramic windows and a perfect time – it is spending the evening sunset with excellent cuisine Nikki combines the features of Japanese and Peruvian gastronomy.

The institution makes to look at the newly renovated shop Perm river port. Based on the three relationships – wood, cement and brick designer and restaurateur created a completely new space in the city of Perm. The interior has a significant industrial footprint, underline the identification of architectural designs.

The entire restaurant is divided into multiple active zones – room, open kitchen, a bar and a mezzanine. The room has a high ceiling, in contrast to our other projects, and in this case, we have built a mezzanine – and which leads the central staircase hall.

The bathroom is separated fashionable strip and the island area. Door handles for cabins we made from whole northern birch. On the wall we used toilet patchwork ship, part of the ship, we cut down to the same plate and used in the interior.

In addition, input – the color of salmon, it reveals the beginning of Japanese cuisine in Peru. The bar and kitchen are made from solid birch, brought back from the north edge.

The room itself remains mobile. It was the wish of the customer.

Compilation of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine, the result of a mix of culinary traditions of Japan in Peru. Japanese immigrants began to settle in the South American country in the late XIX century, and today they do not have a small number. The Japanese themselves have a strong influence on the local cuisine. While the two nations prepare fresh fish. Today in Peru all – from gourmet cooks to housewives – fresh fish with corn, sweet potato, lime and pepper aji – traditional Peruvian food. Nikkei came up and revealed to the world the Japanese chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, most famous for the whole world.

Design Office       : Allarts Design
Designer               : Saranin Artemy
Location                : Perm, Russia
Photographs        : Saranin Artemy
Area (sq.m.)         : 278 m2
Completion date  : 2016


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Restaurant ACME | Luchetti Krelle

Description by Luchetti Krelle:

ACME makes the most of the building’s existing features and heritage. The brief, a refined yet casual space where the food is the hero.
A pared back and considered design, the restaurant is split into 3 distinct spaces over 2 levels. The front bar is a casual dining experience, high top tables and window seating open to the streetscape and passers-by. The surrounding walls have been left untreated, showing glimpses of exposed plaster and stripped paint. Within the formal dining space, dark timber banquette seating sits amongst fresh painted walls complimenting the rough plaster of the front bar and an open kitchen maintains the casual attitude of the restaurant.
Downstairs the private dining room is a raw and intimate retreat. A private cellar that offers diners an exclusive space with existing walls exposed and the sandstone fireplace left intact. An island bench offers an informal meeting space for private diners to gather before their meal, guests are then ushered towards the custom-made extendable table, striking in its design, the table offers collapsible ends that raise and lower dependent upon group size.

Design Office: Luchetti Krelle

Location:Rushcutters Bay, Australia

Photographs: Michael Wee

Italian Restaurant “FRATELLI” | dumdum design

 

Design Office: dumdum design

Location: Casablanca, Morocco

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pano BROT & KAFFEE | DIA – Dittel Architekten

Description by DIA – Dittel Architekten:

Unwind. Feel comfortable. Have a snack. In the heart of Stuttgart, DIA – Dittel Architekten has created the town’s first PANO branch at the new Gerber shopping centre. The café invites shoppers to enjoy home-made products from organic and local farms in a cosy setting. Visitors experience a warm, relaxed atmosphere and are invited into the living room like guests calling on good friends.

An extraordinary ceiling element, which unfolds from the entrance through to the rear section, leads into the 225m² room. The use of high-quality materials, such as solid oak, hand-stitched real leather and Italian clay flagstones, represents corporate values such as tradition, honesty and quality. In this way, the PANO brand can be comprehended in a holistic way.

The solid oak table, which is over 5m long and 1.15m wide, is the distinctive feature of the room, complemented by an impressive bookshelf over 5m high. The latter sets the tone for the dining area with approx. 92 seats in its characteristic openness, creating an exclusive area in which to present the diverse assortment of products. A wide variety of seating options offers the very varied target group the right seat for individual requirements. Whether you are after a quick snack ‘à deux’ with a view across the Gerber quarter or a good old chat with friends over coffee in front of a cosy fire, the interior decoration offers the ideal opportunity for enjoying a break from your daily routine to the fullest.

 

Design Office: DIA – Dittel Architekten

Location: Stuttgart, Germany

Tapas BirBar | Studio Olivelli

Design Office: Studio Olivelli

Location: Catania, Italy

Photographs: fotoumberto

Ban Shan Café | Robot3 Design

Design Office: Robot3 Design

Location: Beijing, China

Photographs: Xi-Xun Deng

ZONA Restaurant | POSITION Collective

Description by POSITION Collective:

Designed with POSITION Collective’s functional and minimalist view, ZONA ensures a magical drinking and dining experience, with beautiful features and a soothing ambience, plus some added surprises. This is a truly thoughtful design which simultaneously combines and separates the two functionally different areas – the restaurant and wine bar – by dividing a single space into two clearly distinct areas, both in terms of materials used and atmosphere.

Design Office: POSITION Collective

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Photographs: Gergij Merjas

Bar- Restaurant “Alemagou” | k-studio

Description by k-studio:

Alemagou is a bar and restaurant on the sands of Ftelia Beach, in Mykonos.

The concept is holistic, with every element of the project telling a common story and coming together to create an inspirational yet laid-back atmosphere, perfectly suited to the site.The menu revisits traditional, well-loved Greek recipes to produce simple but intriguing new dishes.

The cocktails and the music selection also offer new combinations of favourite ingredients. The architectural design is an extension of the same approach, creating an exciting reinterpretation of tried and tested, traditional building techniques.

Taking inspiration from typical Cycladic architectural elements such as whitewashed, smooth-edged houses; dry-stone walls that blend into the scrubby landscape; practical, hardwearing screed floors; and natural reed-thatched roof insulation, the familiar textures are applied to contemporary, organic forms to create a unique character.

Added to the palate are the dominating natural conditions of the site: the strong winds that make this beach a surfer’s paradise; the burning 40-degree midday sun and the harsh, dry, rocks of the encroaching landscape. Rather than attempting to block the effects of these natural forces, the design welcomes them, embracing their qualities and turning them to its advantage.

Natural reed thatch is used to create a 60cm deep, inverted field for a canopy that sways soothingly in the dissipated wind, allowing air to circulate and the space to stay cool. Throughout the day dappled sunlight filters through the reeds, lighting and shading the space simultaneously. At night down lighting continues to animate the canopy from within, creating a warm, intimate atmosphere for evening dining.

Beneath the canopy an un-interrupted topography of cool screed terraces flows gradually down from the restaurant to the sand, via the bar and lounging areas. Circulation is organized to create specifically designated areas for dining, drinking or relaxing yet their softly blurred, low-level boundaries let light and air flow naturally through the open space and allow continuous views across the beach to the sea and sunset.

The combination of these purposely designed and naturally occurring elements creates a multi-sensory architecture that sits in harmony with the environment, provides a natural, comfortable refuge from the elements and creates an exciting, sociable atmosphere.

Design Office: k-studio   

Location: Mykonos, Greece

Photographs: Yiorgos Kordakis

Hotel South Beach | Meyer Davis Studio

Design Office: Meyer Davis Studio

Location: Miami, Florida, Usa

Photographs: Eric Laignel

Barra Apartment | Studio Arthur Casas

Design Office: Studio Arthur Casas

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Photographs: Fernando Guerra

“Beachcomber” Restaurant – Cocktail Bar | Parthenios Architects + Associates

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Design Office: Parthenios Architects + Associates

Location: Stalis, Crete, Greece

Photographs: George Fakaros

Pepito Grillo Restaurant | Sandra Tarruella Interioristas

Description by Sandra Tarruella Interioristas:

This project was conceived afer Areas, an international company and leader in Food & Beverage and Travel Retail in Spain, invited us to collaborate on a new restaurant concept that difered in aesthetics and service from its existing projects portolio, therefore, participating in the AENA 2012 competition for the management of establishments for the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas International Airport. The location, on the second foor of the airport, was an old 600 SQM restaurant from the company located nearby the access to the Air Shutle and VIP room. Due to its location, the customer profle, which allocated this new service, were executives taking the air shutle fights and professionals working at the airport. The commission consisted in the creation of a space that stayed away from the typical image of airport fast food restaurants, and to invite – this profle of customers – to taste an elaborated menu, where grilled dishes and salads would be the protagonists along with an extended wine list. For this new Project, Sandra Tarruella’s team remodeled fully the existing premises, by working with high communication volumes designed based on a fnishes’ composition, as well as a topographical play of levels that helped organize and gave hierarchy to the space in the dining areas, and kitchen or service zones. The main challenge was to energize and enhance the preparation of dishes and the exposure of products, and be able to stand out- with its quality standards- from the rest of the competition and invite people to come in. The strategy was to divide the preparation of hot foods, cold foods and desserts, as well as beverages, in various locations of the space to polarize the activity and its atractiveness. To achieve this, we kept the existing location of the hot show kitchen, but a new zone for salads and desserts was created, a new white marble bar was made for drinks and cofees, as well as a wine shelf made in iron, wood and deploye metal mesh to display and store wine botles. The existing show kitchen was improved with new black granite counters that provide new preparation spots and service, but in addition, a new integrated bar -fnished in iron and wood – was introduced for those customers who wanted to enjoy viewing the show cooking of the grill. This central part of the whole project and business core is crowned with a large structure made of iron profles and panels of diferent materials such as: reclaimed wood, backlit printed glass, cement, backlit deploye iron mesh and communication screens for special dishes. This high totem serves as a landmark in the airport and as a support for signs made in cutout wooden leters placed over backlit panels. The same mural solution was also applied on the side of the restaurant – closest to the air shutle passenger control – to reinforce its presence and communicate with customers, together with a smaller dining area. Over a gray porcelain 1×1 meter tile foor, which ran across the access area and kitchen, a new oak wood platorm -in a coal tone – was placed where the dining rooms are located. This new zone was organized in small spaces separated by continuous cement and leather benches, where the wood fooring was placed on opposite directions, creating a play of slats that turn up on the wall and create a wooden wall in a backdrop manner. In these new dining rooms, as well as the drinks’ bar and the hot bar, stools and chairs were placed in diferent wood and leather fnishes, mixed with tables or bars that have oak wood tabletops. Also some waiters’ stations were designed in oak and iron. Both, on the front of the premises and throughout the dining zones, some iron porticos were placed and serve sometimes as railings, marking the diferent zones, but without interfering with the global perception of the space. Other times they create the illusion of ceilings that ran across the dining rooms, emphasizing the height and reinforcing the lighting. To contrast with the technical lighting, new ceiling lamps, with wooden screens, were placed randomly over the benches’ backrest and bars.

Design Office: Sandra Tarruella Interioristas

Location: Madrid, Spain

Photographs: Meritxell Arjalaguer

Coffee Shop in Athens, Greece | 314 Architecture Studio

Design Office: 314 Architecture Studio

Location: Athens, Greece

Photographs: Panayiotis Vumbakis

Nude Coffee & Wine Bar | FORM Bureau

Description by FORM Bureau:

Nude. Coffee & Wine Bar is a small family establishment located in a 1930s residential building in the picturesque heart of Moscow.
The design was informed by the materiality of the existing space. Multiple layers of plaster and paint had been partially chipped away to reveal original brick walls. This beautiful existing texture inspired the use of pared back, ascetic materials such as concrete and wood, with small brass accents and a bold black and white tile pattern.

The space is divided between an open kitchen and dining area, with a large bar top acting as an intermediary, at which visitors can eat and follow the cooking process.
Storage space hidden in the centre of the kitchen is used as a menu display board that connects to the bar top by a construction of steel and safety glass. The glass allows natural light into the back of the kitchen.

Nude sits 30 people distributed between several zones. There is a dining area with a massive wooden bench and marble tables, tall tables next to the wine rack, and the bar top that is comfortable enough for a quick glass of wine, as well as a slow lunch. A large concrete table in the centre of the room ties the space together. The interior is completed with elements of scandinavian designers such as &Tradition, Rubn and Massproductions.

The wine rack takes over a large floor to ceiling space next to the entrance and becomes part of the entry airlock. This is a metal grid construction in which wine bottles rest on leather belts.

Design Office: FORM Bureau

Location: Moscow, Russia

Photographs: Asya Baranova

Fasano Las Piedras Hotel by Isay Weinfeld

Design Office: Isay Weinfeld

Location: Punta del Este, Uruguay

Photographs: FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Cafe-bar O 13 (Ocean Thirteen) by Minas Kosmidis

The café-bar O13 (Ocean Thirteen) is located in Thessaloniki, Greece and designed by Minas Kosmidis (Architecture In Concept).

Design Office: Minas Kosmidis (Architecture In Concept)

Photographs: StudioVD: N.Vavdinoudis – CH. Dimitriou