6 New Eateries With Innovative Designs
Sustainable materials, algorithm-devised patterns, and sunsetlike lighting are some of the design-forward ingredients on the menu at these appealing new eateries.
New Bars and Restaurants with Delectable Design
Ginza Sicilia by Shigeru Ban Architects
For an Italian restaurant on the Shibaura Institute of Technology Toyosu campus, the Pritzker Award Prize–winning architect employs his signature simple medium, recycled cardboard tubes, for such elements as the ceiling, partitions, and chairbacks, along with Richlite, a sustainable material made from paper, for tables and counters.
Asterid by BA Collective
Inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall, a lyrical play of light and dark, solid and void emits from the restaurant’s LED-lit MDF feature wall patterned by computational algorithm, a mark of the firm formerly known as Belzberg Architects, while the tactility of the natural oak flooring, furniture, and screens contrast harmoniously with the site’s stainless-steel exterior.
Cupping Room by M.R. Studio
A café inside the statuesque Hong Kong Palace Museum—a Rocco Design Architects Associates building clad in curved golden aluminum panels—is anchored by a soaring tiled wall that nods to the double-eave hip roofs of the Forbidden City, its color chosen for the Chinese symbolism that associates black with water, a component essential for coffee making.
Beeer Park by Archihope
A black triangle in the shape of a former neighborhood church’s spire and graphic signage on the new aluminum facade followed by an OSB-clad interior with immersive holographic imagery turn an aging commercial building neglected under a torrent of new development into a vibrant all-day bar.
Cheese Bakery by Balbek Bureau
The former factory turned Kivsh coworking complex offers a place providing not only pastries but also a bomb shelter and a generator to charge phones during wartime. The restrained envelope of concrete flooring and unearthed original brick is also a neutral backdrop for rotating art exhibits and a children’s play area.
Agli Amici 1887 by Visual Display
In an atmospheric deep-blue lounge surveyed by a glowing light-art installation resembling the setting sun, a prep counter hand-troweled with metallic plaster becomes a stage where chefs prepare inventive Michelin–starred fare under the watchful gaze of diners ensconced in Patricia Urquiola’s cosseting Ruff armchairs.
These Global Eateries Offer a Feast for the Eyes
From pretty pastels to moody blues, an international quintet of new eateries shows the virtuoso use of color—and form— to orchestrate space.
A San Francisco Landmark Returns to its Roots Through a Thoughtful Renovation
Roy Hospitality’s renovation of Delfina, a San Francisco staple, keeps the soul of the landmark restaurant top of mind.
Archihope Envisions a BMW Experience Center in Chengdu, China
For the BMW Experience Center, Archihope was inspired by the carmaker’s global brand identity and the rivers integral to Chengdu’s history.
Bold Hues Set the Stage for This Bakery by Day, Club by Night
Bold colors play within Pastry Club Woda, a modern-day concept in a historic building that offers visitors a pastry shop by day and club by night.
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A Trio of Retro Homes Gets a Modern Reboot
In Belgium and Brazil, a trio of retro residential period pieces that encapsulate their time and place get a modern-day reboot that honor their histories.