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Antilope Cafe in Monterrey, Mexico by Mass Operations

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Article source: Mass Operations

How would Wes Anderson design a chapel for Coffee?

Antilope Café is a new coffee Brand in Mexico. The 80m2 space is located within the Arboleda Development in Monterrey México and it represents the brand´s first physical space where the marriage of Chiapas coffee beans and Dulcinea´s kitchen (a local restaurant by the same owners) takes place. The design came through a series of challenges. On one hand we needed to provide a fresh and unique space that could assimilate the identity and values of the Antilope brand, the quality of it´s coffee and food, on the other hand we needed to avoid having the space feel gender specific. We proposed to create an open and bright space suitable for the worshiping of coffee — A chapel for coffee.

Image Courtesy © Lorena Darquea

  • Architects: Mass Operations
  • Project: Antilope Cafe
  • Location: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • Photography: Lorena Darquea
  • Design: Mass Operations / Viviano Villarreal
  • Design Collaborators: Nelson Ontiveros
  • Constructed Area: 80m2
  • Year: 2018


Kitty Burns in Melbourne, Australia by Biasol

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Article source: Biasol

Nestled below Melbourne’s iconic Skipping Girl, Kitty Burns combines both the tranquility of Yarra Bend with the quirkiness that lies key to both Melbourne design and dining. The Kitty Burns project allowed Biasol: Design Studio to combine their experience in interior, product and branding design to create not only a unique space, but a unique character.

Image Courtesy © Ari Hatzis

  • Architects: Biasol
  • Project: Kitty Burns
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia (Abbotsford)
  • Photography: Ari Hatzis
  • Builder: RCON Shopfitters
  • Area: 360sqm
  • Completion: 04 December 2015


Chiryu Afterschool in Japan by MOUNT FUJI ARCHITECTS STUDIO

Monday, August 13th, 2018


Terakoya for Natural Science

Chiryu city in Aichi Prefecture was the 39th of the Fifty-three post-towns of Tokaido.

The site is along the old Tokaido Street where Honjin (officially appointed inn) was once positioned. It is fair to say that it is the center of the town in terms of local history. Based on such historical importance, a Chiryu-based global robot manufacturing company decided to purchase this ownerless land and make a facility for regional contribution.


  • Project: Chiryu Afterschool
  • Location: Chiryu, Japan
  • Photography: FUJITSUKA Mitsumasa
  • Principals-in-Charge: Masahiro Harada + MAO
  • Design Team: Yusuke Kakinoki, Takashi Takei
  • Structural Engineering: Jun Sato structural engineers
  • MEP: Yuken M&E Design Office
  • Buildings General Contractor: Obara Construction CO., LTD
  • Site Area: 997.76m2
  • Building Area: 536.80m2
  • Total Floor Area: 744.70m2
  • Number of Stories: 2 story
  • Project Year: 2016


Nocenco Cafe in Nghe An, Vietnam by VO TRONG NGHIA ARCHITECTS

Friday, August 10th, 2018


This renovation project includes a café on the last floor and the roof top of a 7th floor middle-rise concrete building located in the city center of Vinh city in the middle north of Vietnam.

From these levels one has a great view over the surrounding low-rise houses, towards the river, magnificent forest scape and various aged buildings.

The buildings in this area were damaged by the Vietnam War. Most of them were also renovated with colonial style façades inspired by European designs.

Nowadays, regardless of their height, some of the buildings still imitated this kind of the façade style.

Image Courtesy © Trieu Chien

  • Architects: VO TRONG NGHIA ARCHITECTS (Nguyen Tat Dat)
  • Project: Nocenco Cafe
  • Location: Vinh city, Nghe An, Vietnam
  • Photography: Trieu Chien
  • Software used: Revit, Autocad, 3dS Max
  • Design Team: To Quang Cam, Le Hoang Tuyet Ngoc, Takahito Yamada
  • Footprint: 438m2
  • GFA: 687 m2
  • Status: Built in 05.2018


Naiipa Art Complex in Bangkok, Thailand by Stu/D/O Architects

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Article source: stu/D/O Architects

Naiipa (Literally means ‘Deep in the Forest’) is a mixed use project consisted of an Art Gallery, Sound Recording Studio, Dance Studio, Restaurants, Coffee Shops, and Office Spaces. It is located on Sukhumvit 46, a small street that connects Rama 4 road to Phrakanong BTS Station on Sukhumvit road. The project is named after the concept of concealing the architecture in the forest as the vision of greenery is expanded by using reflective glass all around.

Upon arrival, visitors are greeted with the project’s main feature and driving force in design, a groups of large, pre-existing trees in its center. From the very beginning, the goal of Naiipa has been to create architecture that seamlessly co-exist with the trees, providing a peaceful and inspiring art community for both its occupants and visitors.

Image Courtesy © Pirak Anurakyawachon

  • Architects: Stu/D/O Architects
  • Project: Naiipa Art Complex
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: Pirak Anurakyawachon
  • Client: G’RIS 46
  • Team: Apichart Srirojanapinyo, Chanasit Cholasuek, Adrian Smiths, Chompunuch Vanichayanguranon, Pitchaya Kointarangkul
  • Landscape Architect: Field Landscape Studio
  • Lighting Designer: Siriluck Chinsaengchai
  • Identity Designer: KK Rakitawan


Swan Café in Cape Town, South Africa by Haldane Martin Iconic Design

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Article source: Haldane Martin Iconic Design

Haldane Martin has designed a new café for Cape Town: a traditional French crêperie called Swan Café, nestled in the hub of the bustling east city precinct. Elegant, feminine and atmospheric, the café brings to life the charm of Paris in a space that’s completely unique to the Mother City.

The blue swan logo at the core of the graphic identity is also the central interior design concept. Owner Jessica Rushmere has always identified with the swan. A graceful and majestic creature with mythological significance, these attributes play into the brand identity and the interior design, using the swan as an emblem and feminine oval shapes throughout.

Image Courtesy © Micky Hoyle

  • Architects: Haldane Martin Iconic Design
  • Project: Swan Café
  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Photography: Micky Hoyle
  • Software used: Rhino 3D & V-Ray


Yu Hotel – Urban Renewal in Shanghai, China by Shanghai Ben Zhe Architecture Design

Friday, July 27th, 2018

Article source: Shanghai Ben Zhe Architecture Design

The project is located on East Fuxing Road, Shanghai, China, which is next to Yu Garden, thus is named “Yu Hotel” to echo with Yu Garden. It was originally an old hostel/chess & card room. With the changes of times and urban renewal, the owner wanted to deconstruct the new meaning of B&B on the basis of reinforcing the existing structure.

The old hostel was comprised of four old buildings that were narrow, small with inadequate lighting on the inside. The key of the renovation project is spatial restructuring and bringing sunlight and nature to the interior space that used to be narrow and dark to begin with. After more than half a year, the designers have deconstructed and turned the old place into the complex whose interior is connected with the exterior with courtyard interspaced inbetween. It is comprised of waterfront landscaping, terrace, guest room, dining room, tea room and garden and so on, which enable it to combine the functionality and landscape of B&B together and devote particular care for fine details. And it shows the transition from the old to the new happened to the lanes and alleys in Shanghai over time through the interior and soft decoration on the basis of repairing the overall structure of the house as before.

Street view of the B&B, Image Courtesy © SCHRAN Architectural Photography

  • Architects: Shanghai Ben Zhe Architecture Design
  • Project: Yu Hotel – Urban Renewal
  • Location: 439 East Fuxing Road, Shanghai, China
  • Photography: SCHRAN Architectural Photography
  • Main Plan Architect: Jiang Huajian
  • Graphic Design: Benzhe Architecture Design
  • Building Area: 678㎡
  • Term of Designing: Apr 2017 – Jun 2017
  • Term of Construction Work: Jun 2017 – Feb 2018


Juraku Ro in Kyoto, Japan by GENETO

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Article source: GENETO

Located in Nishijin, Kyoto, JURAKU RO is a complex which holds apartment building and hotel. As the name indicates, this building is located in the site of Old Castle ‘JURAKU DAI’. Street in this area used to be lined with Machiya (Kyoto’s Old townhouse) where traditional waving industry flourished.

Building facade, Image Courtesy © GENETO

  • Architects: GENETO
  • Project: Juraku Ro
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Site Area: 253.81m2
  • Building Area: 146.25m2
  • Total Floor Area: 684.94m2(Ground floor : 135.64m2 / 1-3 floor : 140.60m2 / 4 floor : 120.77m2 Penthouse: 6.73m2)
  • Floor Number: Five-story building, One-story penthouse
  • Building Coverage Ratio: 57.63%(MAX: 60%)
  • Floor Area Ratio: 187.71%(MAX: 200%)
  • Height: 14910 mm
  • Eave Height: 14355 mm
  • Floor Height: 2700 mm
  • Ceiling Height: 2530 mm
  • Construction Period: 2016 October – 2017 April


Cafe with Books HoCoTo in Kobe, Japan by tai_tai STUDIO

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Article source: tai_tai STUDIO

This cafe is located in Higashinada_ku, Kobe City, Japan.

It seems that it used to be a candle shop in the past.

It remained vacant for several years after this store withdrew.

The former director of the library and the young lady of a bread milling company had found the place.

Naturally, they were thinking of making coffee, books and toast into a coffee shop.

Image Courtesy © c hisashi okamoto

  • Architects: tai_tai STUDIO
  • Project: Cafe with Books HoCoTo
  • Location: Higashinada_ku, Kobe City, Japan
  • Photography: c hisashi okamoto


Shiseido The Store in Tokyo, Japan by nendo

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Article source: nendo

The renovation project of the flagship store of Shiseido, the largest cosmetics company in Japan, started in 1872 as Japan’s first Western-style pharmacy in Ginza, Tokyo.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: nendo
  • Project: Shiseido The Store
  • Location: Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota, keta tamamura, Akihiro Yoshida
  • Software used: Solidworks


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