A restaurant by Hong Kong-based group Maximal Concepts, the story draws from historical figure John Anthony, the first Chinese man to be naturalized as British in 1805. John Anthony embarked on a voyage from East to West arriving in Limehouse, the London docklands. The design draws on his journey, exploring the fusion of architectural styles & sustainable materiality to create a British tea hall turned Chinese canteen.
The restaurant is located in a basement with no natural light, so this was woven into the story and the main dining hall became an interpretation of the storehouses in the docks. The staircase entrance is made from white metal and backlit glass. The high-level arches inside the restaurant are backlit, allowing for shifting light through day and night.
Linehouse plays on the nostalgia of the Chinese canteen. The design explores materials John Anthony encountered on his journey: hand glazed tiles, natural and racked renders, reclaimed terracotta tiles from abandoned houses in China, hand dyed fabrics & hand woven wickers. At the heart of the venue is Maximal Concepts’ sustainable message, woven into every aspect of the interior and operations.
Alice & Fifth (Johannesburg, South Africa) designed by TristanPlessisStudio
The brief was to create a sumptuous and decadent space juxtaposed with a raw unrefined underground edge. Appealing to a broad local and international audience of business leaders, politicians and those seeking an adventurous night out in Johannesburg.
The largest challenge was the footprint and location of the site, the site was made up of mismatched rooms of different shapes and ceiling heights being the basement level, with no windows, this also informed the design. The challenges became the framework of the design and pushed us into creating interesting spaces out of very tricky ones.
Inspired by the opulent cabaret clubs of years gone by in cities like Paris and New York, brought into the contemporary world of African luxury, features like the wall paneling curving up into the ceiling are examples of these twists on the traditional aesthetic. The tunnel at the entrance serves as the transition from reality to fantasy, with different rooms and stages a journey is created within Alice and Fifth.
“The Portland urban landscape is particularly rich in architectural styles and greenscapes. We were inspired by the city’s surrounding natural beauty and abundant forest lands,” says @elkcollective founder Kelly Ogden, who recently refreshed the Hyatt House Portland/Downtown. Driven by a theme of “Northwest modernism,” the sundrenched lobby welcomes guests with a variety of seating styles and configurations spanning the space to differentiate the lounge, dining, and coworking areas from one another. To find out more, visit hospitalitydesign.com. 📸: @shaun_daley#hospitalitydesign#hdmag
Tinto Creative's work can be found across Vancouver at Bells & Whistles Bar, Revolver Coffee, and Clough Club (to name a few). Behind this Design Studio (@in_tinto) is Ricky Alvarez, whose newest project is the recently opened Sing Sing Bar in Mount Pleasant.
I love to photograph towel racks! 😂 ok, maybe not towel racks specifically, but I do love shooting product within the hospitality space. This photo was shot on assignment for Amba Products. It features one of their luxurious heated towel racks installed in the guest rooms of @yotel Hotel NYC #leslieparrottphotography#productphotography