Articles tagged Hospitality

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How a multi-use cultural venue in Shenzhen contemporizes traditional Chinese design

Shenzhen – For Morph, Various Associates created a surprisingly modern social space by referencing age-old materials and production techniques.

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Italy’s apericena makes its way to Buenos Aires, thanks to this new coffee place

Buenos Aires – Duca Caffe & Apericena brings an Italian dining experience – and a colourful space, designed by Ohio Estudio – to Buenos Aires.

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Why a Melbourne lifestyle concept store is supposed to look better offline

Melbourne – Inspired by Syrian art and architecture, The Stella Collective designed homewares shop and café Zoobibi to help shoppers digitally disconnect.

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A London dessert spot is made for Instagram – and Snapchat and TikTok, too

London – FormRoom went a step further in creating a social media-friendly space for Dyce Dessert Parlour, by adding dynamic elements suited for video sharing platforms.

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In China, sneaking inside the cash machine for a glass of gin and tonic

Hangzhou – Designed by Nanjing Linear Architecture, Hangzhou’s Noisy Bank is a speakeasy bar hidden by a quotidian element: a set of three cash machines on the street.

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Custom lighting, not decoration, creates the atmosphere at an Austrian burger spot

Graz, Austria – FIPE Architecture developed a lighting system based on the RGB colour model for a burger spot in Graz.

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New category alert: this is what a premium children’s café in China looks like

Dalian, China – Designed by Wutopia Lab, this café for children in the Chinese city of Dalian mixes fun, socialization and physical expression in a cloud-like environment.

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This Vancouver facial bar looks nothing like your regular dermatologist’s office

Vancouver – Further example of the changing face of clinical spaces, Fig – advertised as the world’s first clean skincare bar – was designed by Scott & Scott Architects.

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A Ukrainian café serves light food in an environment of light metal

Kiev – AKZ Architectura turned a tight Soviet-era apartment in Kiev into a breezy, light-filled space for a new health-food café called Bowl.

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A five-star hotel on the Amalfi Coast adds a pink boutique to its lavish offerings

Ravello, Italy – In Ravello, designer-architect Cristina Celestino created The Pink Closet – a womenswear-boutique-cum-‘grotto’ for Palazzo Avino.

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How a piece of hard bread explains the success of South Tyrol’s hotel industry

Bolzano, Italy – Why are hotels in South Tyrol so innovative? As we found out during a visit, it has to do with the region’s cultural DNA — and yes, that includes flatbread. 

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Hospitality design in Romania is experiencing a shift, says a young local studio

Timișoara, Romania – Jess, a new restaurant space designed by Biancoebianca, reflects an increased appetite for vibrant dining spots in the Romanian hospitality industry.