Stacked shipping containers form Stow-Away London hotel and wine bar

Design studio Doone Silver Kerr turned a stack of used shipping containers into a hotel and wine bar with a geometric facade of welded fins that function as sunshades. The Stow-Away Hotel in Waterloo is made from end-of-life shipping containers that have been used “countless times previously” according to the practice. At five storeys high, […]

SuperLimão creates sunken taproom and beer garden for Brazilian brewery

Gabion walls, laminated wood and concrete were used to form this cave-like beer hall in southeastern Brazil, which was designed by SuperLimão Studio to minimise energy usage. Toca do Urso – the Portuguese term for “bear lair” – is located in Ribeirão Preto, a city in southeastern Brazil with a hot climate. The project entailed […]

Hoggs & Lamb recreates features of ancient Babylon in Sydney restaurant

Recessed arches, free-standing stone plinths and hanging rooftop plants are designed to recall the ancient ruins of Babylon inside a restaurant and bar in Sydney. The restaurant, which takes its name from the city of Babylon, is located on the rooftop floor of Westfield shopping centre. Hogg & Lamb designed it with numerous arches and niches from travertine and natural […]

IKEA mattresses used to build pop-up bar at Chart fair in Copenhagen

A bar made out of old IKEA mattresses has won the architecture prize at Chart 2019, ahead of structures built from latex, salt, paper and jute fabric. Sultan is one of five food and drinks kiosks built by young Danish architects and students for an exhibition at Chart, an art and design fair that took place […]

Pétanque is played inside Boulebar restaurants by Bornstein Lyckefors

Architecture studio Bornstein Lyckefors has designed a series of restaurants in Sweden and Denmark that centre around a terrain for playing pétanque. Gothenburg-based Bornstein Lyckefors has created the interiors for six Boulebar venues, in the cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg, Örebro and Copenhagen. Bornstein Lyckefors has designed six Boulebar venues Each one has its own design […]

Montreal wine bar Vinvinvin by Ménard Dworkind takes cues from bottle labels

Deep purple tiles, geometric patterns and wine bottles repurposed as lamps feature inside this bar in Montreal, designed by local architecture studio Ménard Dworkind. The Vinvinvin bar in Montreal was designed by local firm Ménard Dworkind to feature a bold mix of colour, pattern and texture. “They were looking for something loud, something with a […]

Geometric lights, tropical wood and greenery accent Elda bar in San Francisco

Caribbean funk and traditional Mexican architecture provided Californian studio ROY with the design cues for this cocktail lounge and eatery in San Francisco. Sisters Emily and Hannah Collins of ROY completed Elda in San Francisco’s Mission Dolores neighbourhood. It serves Latin American and Caribbean fare, which the duo sought to fuse with designs evocative of […]

Bryan O’Sullivan Studio includes pink snug in The Berkeley Bar & Terrace

Female faces peer out from a pink-hued wall mural that features inside this bar, which Bryan O’Sullivan Studio has created in west London hotel The Berkeley. The bar is set within five-star Knightsbridge hotel The Berkeley and has been decked out in a selection of warm colours and materials that Bryan O’Sullivan Studio hopes will […]

Carpenter + Mason fuses Japanese and industrial elements for Brooklyn Kura sake bar

A colourful geometric wall provides a strong contrast to this otherwise stark sake bar and brewery in Brooklyn’s Industry City, designed by local studio Carpenter + Mason. Brooklyn Kura is the brainchild of Brian Polen and Brandon Doughan, and marks New York’s first bar and brewery for sake –  the traditional Japanese alcoholic beverage made […]

Alexander & Co creates sunny interiors for Brisbane’s Burleigh Heads Pavilion

White-painted walls and pastel furnishings help create a “sun-drenched” aesthetic inside this beachside pavilion in Brisbane, which Alexander & Co has converted into two eateries. Nestled on the sandy shoreline of Brisbane’s Gold Coast, the Burleigh Heads Pavilion was originally erected in 1987 to accompany a community swimming pool. It now accommodates an à-la-carte restaurant […]

Ménard Dworkind embrace Chinatown kitsch for Miss Wong brasserie in Montreal

Architecture firm Ménard Dworkind has created a microcosm of Chinatown at this a colossal pan-Asian restaurant and bar in Montreal’s Laval suburb. When local designer Guillaume Ménard was approached to convert the former Moomba mega-club into a Chinese beer garden, he tapped architect David Dworkind to partner on the project. The collaboration spurred the founding […]

Graham Baba designs moody Deep Dive speakeasy at Amazon’s Seattle headquarters

US studio Graham Baba Architects took cues from speakeasies and adventure novels to create a dimly lit bar in Seattle filled with oddities and nature-inspired decor, such as dried plants and taxidermy. Deep Dive bar is located at Amazon Spheres, a trio of greenery-filled, glass domes at the retail company’s downtown Seattle campus. The bar occupies a small […]

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