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Room service: Inside the Ace Hotel Sydney by Flack Studio
News of the hotel arrives as many Australians continue to endure lockdowns, while international travel has been a no-go for almost two years. But as the state of New South Wales now moves swiftly to open its borders, and the city of Sydney prepares to once again unfurl its glittering splendours, overseas tourists won’t be […]
September 30, 2021
Reutov Design punctuates a New York cafe with lashings of one soothing hue
“Among the endless movement of millions of people and cars, you often want to get in touch with nature,” Dmitry says of his New York experience. “Here is an oasis in the midst of a raging stream. We have created a cafe in which it will be comfortable not only to relax, but also to […]
June 15, 2021
A 1960s London post office is now a swinging sushi restaurant
“The post office was built in the 1960s and our design pays tribute to London’s modernist heritage of that era,” explains Alexy Kos and Che Huang, co-founders of Child Studio. “Our aim was to rediscover and celebrate the unique history of this building and the neighbourhood.” Maido sushi restaurant in London by Child Studio The […]
June 8, 2021
Masquespacio rolls-out new brand identity for Bun burger restaurant
In Milan, this flexibility led to existing architectural archways and exposed bricks becoming defining features of the space. At the second Bun restaurant to open under Masquespacio’s vision, located in Turin, three existing windows informed the decision to expand the colour palette and split the interior into three clearly defined sections. “The idea to play […]
June 1, 2021
Baja Club Hotel delivers desert chic on Mexico’s west coast
Overlooking the famed Malecón promenade in the historic heart of La Paz, Mexico, the Baja Club’s springtime opening is a welcome ray of sunshine on the global travel horizon. Located on the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico’s northwest, the Grupo Habita-owned venue occupies an early 20th century hacienda, reborn at the hands of design firms Max von Werz Arquitectos and Jaune Architecture. The designer destination now stands as a glorious example of adaptive reuse, comprising 32 guest rooms and suites, a pool and spa, restaurant, and a rooftop bar that’s already a smash-hit. “After all, this wouldn’t be a Grupo Habita project if it didn’t have the hippest sundowner joint in town,” quips Grupo Habita co-founders Carlos Couturier and Moisés Micha.
May 5, 2021
Spanish rose: Pukkel restaurant in Huesca by Masquespacio
When professional footballers Jorge Pulido and Mikel Rico decided to broaden their business portfolio to include the Pukkel restaurant in Huesca, their home-ground city in Spain’s north-east, the duo turned to the inimitable stylings of Valencia-based creative consultancy Masquespacio for an unforgettable fit-out.
April 26, 2021
Gold ‘n’ arches: Bun burger restaurant in Milan by Masquespacio
Few creative studios expertly juggle high-octane colour quite like Spanish design practice Masquespacio. The latest project to come from the dynamic designers – an upbeat restaurant in Milan belonging to the Bun burger chain – is testament to such seemingly effortless skill, spearheaded by practice co-founders Christophe Penasse and Ana Hernández.
March 16, 2021
Ever wanted to live at a luxury resort in the Maldives? Now you can…
Have you ever arrived at the last day of your holiday, slumped yourself over a suitcase, and announced to anyone who’s listening: “I wish I could live here?” Well, if you’ve been luxuriating at one of Soneva’s glamorous properties in the Maldives – now you can. The world-class resort group welcomes guests (and non-guests) from all over the globe to become full-time residents under the Soneva Villa Ownership Scheme.
March 4, 2021
Neon nights: Kink restaurant and bar in Berlin
Occupying a 19th century brewery site, the Pfefferberg project in Berlin is testament to Germany’s reputation for spearheading avant-garde concepts. The innovative venture, conceived in 1990, was sparked by the desire of local residents to converge in the same arena where social, cultural and commercial activities take place. Today, more than thirty years after the project broke ground, it’s one of the city's most fashionable spots.
February 17, 2021
Skinny mini: The pencil thin hotel proposed for Sydney’s skyline
Crunch the numbers of Sydney’s latest cloud-reaching tower proposal and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve read it all wrong. Planning documents submitted to City of Sydney council, which are being exhibited until February 2, illustrate the $35.6 million Pencil Tower Hotel at only six metres wide, 110 metres tall and with 33 levels of hotel rooms. 173 of them, to be exact. Each totalling around 13 square metres in size.
February 2, 2021