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Hospitality Architecture

6.9

McDonald’s Coolsingel 44 / Mei architects and planners

McDonald’s invited Mei architects and planners to design a new pavilion on this spot with a character in keeping with the (renewed) Coolsingel and the rich historical surroundings. After a very fast construction time of two months a spectaculair new pavilion now shines in the heart of Rotterdam. Use of perforated screens are an adaptable and durable way of creating a distinctive visual identity or dramatic design element...

Tea House in Hutong / ArchStudio

Chinese firm ArchStudio transforms a Qing Dynasty-era structure into a tea house that blends new and old. Curving glass walls enclose bamboo-planted courtyards in this tea house, which occupies a formerly derelict building complex in one Beijing's ancient neighbourhoods...
7.5

Cella Bar / FCC Arquitectura + Paulo Lobo

The Cella Bar in Madalena, Portugal was designed by FCC Arquitectura, together with interior designer Paulo Lobo. The bar was built using the bones of an existing building that had been abandoned several years before. The architects renovated the building and expanded it, making it perfect to the creation of a bar...
7.2

Son La Restaurant / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Son La Restaurant by Vo Trong Nghia Architects, The Restaurant is designed with main natural local materials such as stone, bamboo, “vot” to 8 separate blocks with different height with open view to natural garden restaurant, to meet demand to be cool in summer but warm in winter...
6.7

Fogo Natural Park Venue / OTO arquitectos

The project for Fogo Island Natural Park Headquarters appears with the aim of conciliate the population with the new park management within the context of a potential World Heritage Site. From this attitude of making architecture from the place, and with, and for, the population who will inhabit it, OTO Arquitectos team integrates the construction in the landscape through the use of local materials and with an intelligent discretion...
7.1

Wild Turkey Bourbon Visitor Center / De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

This 9,140-square-foot structure welcomes visitors to the 400-acre Wild Turkey Distillery. Designed by Louisville-based De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop, the building riffs on the iconic peaked-roof building form. Sited to minimize heat gain through the stained cedar rainscreen cladding, as well as to preserve the natural habitat of a population of, appropriately, wild turkeys, the building sits on a bluff overlooking the Kentucky River...
6.9

Serpentine Sackler Gallery Magazine Restaurant / Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid’s striking design for this gallery restaurant combines futuristic and organic elements, including stiletto-like columns and glass walls that look out onto Kensington Gardens. Creating a fully enclosed structure that achieves lightness through its materials and dynamic geometries...
6.7

Fuel Station + McDonalds / Giorgi Khmaladze Architects

Designed by Georgian architect Giorgi Khmaladze, a contemporary fuel station and a McDonald’s restaurant with an indoor garden opened recently to the public. The project is located in one of the newly urbanized parts of the seaside city of Batumi, Georgia. It includes also recreational spaces and a reflective pool...
7.2

Charles Smith Wines Tasting Room & World Headquarters / Olson Kundig Architects

Charles Smith Wines Tasting Room and World Headquarters , by Olson Kundig Architects (Walla Walla, Wash.): Olson Kundig took a 1917 Johnson Auto Electric building and outfitted it with a tasting room, offices, and retail store, including flexible spaces, such as a large unit that the firm calls the "armadillo."...
6.8

Third Wave Kiosk Torquay / Tony Hobba Architects

A kiosk overlooking Torquay back beach has been recognised as one of the best-looking examples of its type. The Third Wave Kiosk, designed by Tony Hobba Architects, won Best Café Design at this year’s Eat-Drink-Design Awards. It was built through the Great Ocean Road Coastal Committee’s Tourism Facilities Project and opened last December. Judges said the design by the Bellbrae firm translated the stereotypical Australian beach kiosk into an architectural icon...
7.1

Starbucks Tukwila, Washington / Global Store Development In-House Architects

Starbucks “Reclamation Drive-Thru” in Tukwila, Washington, has opened a drive-thru location built out of recycled shipping containers. The store opened in December in Tukwila, Wash., and features four shipping containers. Three of the containers are 40 feet long and one is 20 feet long...

Les Grandes Tables de L’ile Seguin / 1024 architecture

The studio 1024 architects from Paris have created a temporary building on the Seine isle of Île Seguin, which is actually too beautiful to be demolished. Still, Les Grandes Tables is a placeholder, while architect Jean Nouvel turns an old car factory into a museum within the scope of a large-scale project...