Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Cobra Lily in Shanghai, China by hcreates interiors and design
March 8th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: hcreates interiors and design
Cobra Lily is a Pan-Asian restaurant and bar located in Shanghai’s popular Xintandi complex. Designed around a mysterious femme fatale, the design is a journey through her day and the places she hangs out.
The original early 1900’s decorative Chinese archways have been kept creating a secret alleyway. Opening into this alleyway you discover the bar and lounge area. A two-storey atrium complete with a floating DJ booth creates a dramatic entrance. Lounge and dining areas sprouting from this area to form intimate pockets of dining space. Upstairs diners nestled in the top of the atrium look down over the lounge and bar area. The bathrooms are positioned at the end of a long dark corridor with secret agent themes. Raw concrete mixed with sleek finishes create an upmarket urban chic in a relaxed setting.
hcreates is interior design and consulting studio based in Shanghai, designing projects across China and increasingly across Asia. hcreates works with like-minded clients to achieve spaces that are designed to enhance one’s environment, and leave people feeling stimulated and inspired. Well known in Shanghai for creating contemporary restaurant and bars, hcreates continues to develop a significant portfolio of office and health and wellness spaces too. hcreates design philosophy comes from an ingrained sense of kiwi ingenuity, innovation and practicality. Design should be simple, fun and clever.
Hannah is an interior designer with a passion for all things creative. Hailing from the South Island of New Zealand, Hannah completed a Bachelor of Architecture at the Victoria University of Wellington, and went on to work at one of New Zealand’s top architecture firms. Hannah moved to Shanghai in 2009 to broaden her horizons and now wherever she travels, different cultures and communities expand and influence her design ideas.
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