Bold and Bright Hospitality Designs
Hospitality is back and the settings are brighter than ever.
Drinks & Co, Paris, by Saguez & Partners
A hybrid bar and liquor store in the 8th arrondissement is a veritable enchanted forest—albeit one rendered in an effervescent blue—with 20-inch-thick acoustic sound dampeners shaped into leaves descending from the ceiling and murals painted with the herbs that compose the libations offered on-site.
Lunar, Shanghai, by Sò Studio
The delicate scent of pressed tea bricks wafts through the contemporary eatery with a menu based on the 24 seasons of the Chinese lunisolar calendar, while its curved wooden canopy, natural boulders, gauzy bamboo curtains, and paneling with a hand-applied pale-peach pigment evoke a moonlit simplicity.
Rishon, Moscow, by Sundukovy Sisters
Inside the former Bakhmetevsky public bus garage, now the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, is a café that riffs on the 1926 building’s Constructivist architecture and unusual parallelogram floor plate via a mise en scène of industrial elements and slanted cylinders, cubes, and rectangles.
Esperanza, Los Angeles, by Gulla Jónsdóttir Architecture & Design
Inspired by the sand dunes of the restaurant’s Manhattan Beach location, concrete swoops to form the expressive tone of the white-hot destination, where a carved plaster wall, bevy of perforated-clay pendant fixtures, scallop shell–reminiscent stools, and bronze-backed bar shelving up the breezy-chic factor.
A Residential Complex Soars Over the Waterfront in Brooklyn
Two towers by three firms—OMA, Marmol Radziner, & Beyer Blinder Belle—add up to Eagle + West, a residential complex soaring over the Greenpoint waterfront.
A SoCal Home With Mid-century Influences and Bursts of Color
A classic mid-century hilltop house plays with color and material, resulting in a property that honors SoCal’s penchant for indoor-outdoor living.
Float Studio Transforms a SoHo Loft into an Airy Workplace for Sakara Life
For Sakara Life’s new SoHo, Manhattan workspace, Float Studio creates a light-filled loft, complete with residential accents to encourage collaboration.