Articles tagged Hospitality

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How to create less constricting cafés? Design them like they're open markets

Changzhou, China – Dongqi Architects modelled the layout of Changzhou’s C.F. Café after an open market, to achieve a more dynamic visitor experience.

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A sushi eatery in a Toronto mall doesn’t let its environment limit its design concept

Toronto – With Tora, Vancouver-based design studio Ste. Marie reveal that the stereotypes of in-mall hospitality can be overcome with a strong spatial concept.

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A blue box might be a cure for the increasing loneliness in large Chinese cities

Chengdu – The first in a series of Youkong Living Room projects, Wutopia Lab’s Blue Heart in Chengdu is ‘a buffer between home and the public world.’

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Openings alert: 10 new global hospitality projects from Starbucks, Fendi and more

The second installment in our Opening series on the hospitality sector, with a group of new need-to-know cafés, restaurants and hotels.

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Do not renovate a hotel without first looking at this South Tyrol makeover

San Giacomo, Italy – Designed by Pedevilla Architects, the Bühelwirt in South Tyrol intelligently preserves its initial 1910 iteration in a seamless integration with a new addition.

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Masquespacio brings its glossy sushi vision to Valencia’s busiest high street

Valencia – The fourth location of sushi chain Kento is now open in Valencia. Local design duo Masquespacio have found a material formula to make each shop familiar, yet new.

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This Basque restaurant has three Michelin stars and a complex geometrical challenge

Lasarte-Oria, Spain – Spanish studio Mecanismo faced time and topography challenges to renovate Martín Berasategui’s eponymous Gipuzkoa restaurant – but the team succeeded. 

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If dry-cleaning shops become attractive, will it help revive the market for the service?

Montreal – A Montreal dry-cleaning shop designed by Ivy Studio upends all expectations of the spatial typology to create a desirable destination in the dipping market.

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Cat cafés aren’t just about Insta-likes: they’re designed to provide health benefits, too

Guangzhou – Meow Restaurant, a new cat café in Guangzhou, was designed by E Studio with attention to human and feline welfare.

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Forget AI-generated scores – this is the human touch your hotel’s soundscape needs

Vals, Italy – The human touches in the bespoke sound installation inside the sauna area of Silena, a hotel in South Tyrol, challenge the use of tech in the medium.

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In Cape Verde, a former colonial house turns into a hotel for trekking fans

São Vicente, Cape Verde – Eloisa Ramos and Moreno Castellano designed a hotel for hikers on the Cape Verdean island of São Vicente.

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Inspired by The Nanny, this Sydney restaurant does 90s nostalgia – sans gimmicks

Sydney – For the interiors of C.C. Babcoq, Australian studio Tom Mark Henry brought a character from the American sitcom to life without creating an overly-niche space.