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.
– FIFTEEN –
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.
– FOURTEEN –
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.
– THIRTEEN –
DURHAM – LA-based design studio Commune heads east to makeover a retro bank in the North Carolina city of Durham.
– TWELVE –
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.
– ELEVEN –
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 –
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 –
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.
– EIGHT –
HONG KONG – Design Systems brings a slice of Swedish tranquility to hotel guests amidst a bustling city centre.
– SEVEN –
POBIEROWO – A hotel inspired by a harmonious wave brings a contemporary edge to a small coastal resort town in north western Poland.
– SIX –
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 –
CHENGDU – Traditional Chinese landscape paintings serve as inspiration for Panorama’s multi-perspective restaurant interior.
– FOUR –
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.
– THREE –
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 –
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 –
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.