Frameweb's Top 15 of 2015: Hospitality

Frameweb's best hospitality projects of 2015 span from North Carolina to Barcelona and Paris to Bangkok. Scroll down to see the countdown of the top hotel and restaurant buildings slash interiors from around the world.


The Roast Room by Molen x Studio Modijefsky

AMSTERDAM – An ode to meat, The Roast Room is chef Michiel Deenik’s new temple, just spitting distance from Visaandeschelde, his original venture in Amsterdam South.


Mama Shelter by Thierry Gaugain

LOS ANGELES – French boutique hotel chain Mama Shelter has opened its first American location with rooftop views of Sunset Strip. This is a design-focused getaway that has Gallic roots, with an interior realised by French designer Thierry Gaugain.


Durham Hotel by Commune Design

DURHAM – LA-based design studio Commune heads east to makeover a retro bank in the North Carolina city of Durham.


Les Baines Douches by Denis Montel/RDAI

PARIS – Les Bains Douches was one of the more glamorous Parisian nightclubs in the 1980s and 1990s. David Bowie and Iman partied there, while David Guetta spun the decks and Yves Saint Laurent hosted afterparties following his catwalk shows. Converting the building, which was once a spa, into a hotel and restaurant that would evoke its hedonic past required a dream team of sorts. Owner Jean-Pierre Marois enlisted Vincent Bastie to transform the architecture, Tristan Auer to design the hotel, and Denis Montel/RDAI to work his magic on the restaurant and bar.


Les Bains by Joachim Sauter and ART+COM

PARIS – Legendary nightclub of yesteryear – Les Bains – is revived as a hotel, restaurant and club with a rotating memento of its party scene past.

– TEN –

We Are Juice by Federico Masotto

PARIS – When architect Federico Masotto set out to refurbish the interior of a high-end juice bar in the heart of the French capital, he took the raw ingredients of the delicious juices on the menu as his point of departure.

– NINE –

Ham on Wheels by External Reference Architects

BARCELONA – Premium fast food on the streets of Barcelona has a new player in town in the form of Ham on Wheels by External Reference Architects.


TUVE Hotel by Design Systems

HONG KONG – Design Systems brings a slice of Swedish tranquility to hotel guests amidst a bustling city centre.


Baltic Palace Hotel by Piotr Michalewicz and Mateuz Tanski

POBIEROWO – A hotel inspired by a harmonious wave brings a contemporary edge to a small coastal resort town in north western Poland.

– SIX –

Odette restaurant by Universal Design Studio

SINGAPORE – Named as a tribute to chef Julien Royer's grandmother, the Odette restaurant interior becomes a visual extension to the Singapore National Art Gallery's historic architecture.

– FIVE –

Yue restaurant by Panorama

CHENGDU – Traditional Chinese landscape paintings serve as inspiration for Panorama’s multi-perspective restaurant interior.

– FOUR –

Tetchan by Kengo Kuma and Associates

KICHIJŌJI – The interior design of Tetchan – a yakitori bar just outside Tokyo – is atypical for Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, who is known for his use of traditional carpentry and natural materials, such as bamboo. Spread over two floors, the 30-sqm eatery illustrates the antithesis of Kuma’s prevailing palette.


Yeeels restaurant by Rodolphe Parente x Benjamin Liatoud

PARIS – In the heart of the city of lights, Yeeels restaurant opens its doors to show mirrored screens and reflective brass details for a glamourous ambiance.

– TWO –

Torafuku Modern Asian Eatery by Scott and Scott Architects

VANCOUVER – Chefs and co-founders of Le Tigre food truck – Clement Chan and Steve Kuan – upgraded their business on wheels with a permanent home base in Chinatown.

– ONE –

Hasme by Onion

BANGKOK – Hashme’s name has nothing to do with the food served or with the eatery’s location in Bangkok. It’s the owner’s invitation to guests – to share and tag as many photos of the restaurant as possible.

– TOP 15 OF 2015 –

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