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Over in Lisbon, cool new restaurants seem to be sprouting up in the dozens! Most recently is SushiCafé Avenida, designed by Miguel Saraiva & Associados. The architects explained that “the restaurant transmits a modern and distinguishing concept” with it’s pure white color palette, undulating walls, and innovative lighting strategy. The entrance of the space appears to be small from the street, in order to give people passing a glimpse of the stunning sushi bar. After the sushi bar, the restaurant opens up into a large lounge and dining area where an elevated DJ booth is built into the curved wall, designed to be unobtrusive and discreet. In coordination with the beats that the DJ is throwing down, the walls are back lit with innovative LED technology which allows colorful light to pump through the restaurant along with the tunes!
(Photography: FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura | architectural photography)
We’ve all seen Singapore’s gorgeous Marina Bay Sands, known for their massive rooftop infinity pool, well, the stylish new establishment has just been outfitted with Rasapura Masters food court, designed by FARM Studio. The food court falls under the umbrella of Koufu’s chain of eateries titled Masters, and FARM says they “were tasked to create an Asian dining space befitting these masters.”
The contemporary styled food court has a warm ambiance, with deep undertones of gray and brown, mixed with colors you’d find on a squash, olive, and watermelon. Table tops vary from dark wood, to high gloss white, and are heavily scattered throughout the space for those peak hours during meal time when the restaurant sees high amounts of traffic.
FARM designed the space as an open layout which is divided into “islands,” counters where each of the master chefs are at work creating mouth watering dishes. The wavy ceiling is a design element which helps define these “islands” with a series of yellowish-green panels that undulate above the individual counters.
Elsewhere, the design details and other features reflect the atmosphere of eating street food and Asian cuisine. Different types of traditional floor tiles, ironmongery details, furniture and traditional glass pendant lamps are used and mixed throughout the space in a non-traditional sense to create unique pockets of eating corners and spaces. The resultant of these is a tactile and ever-changing spatial experience! The Rasapura Masters restaurant is a must visit while staying at the various beautiful hotels in Singapore.
BK Architects has built a slick new noodle bar on the streets of Kfar-Sabba in Israel. The idea behind the intricate design of Zozobra was to make the space open and social. The exposed kitchen became a dominant design feature, as a massive white geometrically faceted shell covers the top. Visitors gain the experience of having a peek of whats going on behind house, while they dine in a social atmosphere on long “family” style tables.
White glossy Cylindrical lights stream down from the ceiling creating an effect that almost appears to be rain falling from the sky, while massive projectors shoot motion graphics onto the walls of the restaurant. The dramatic lighting effects mixed with the reflective materials are a stellar recipe for and exciting space!
(Photography: BK Architects)