POPS, ARCADIA, OKLAHOMA
Nicholas Tamarin -- Interior Design, 12/1/2008 12:00:00 AM
"There's always a 'gimmick' on Route 66," says principal Rand Elliott of this bubbly roadside attraction located on the legendary highway. The pit stop pays homage to the gas-and-food stations of yesteryear with a 66-foot-high soda-bottle sculpture, encircled with LEDs that change color every evening. Inside the 5,500-square-foot burger-serving behemoth, some 12,000 regular-size soda bottles in every imaginable color line shelves along a floor-to-ceiling window wall. There's also a retail store, old-fashioned soda machines, and an outdoor patio. And all of this sits under the pop stand's second biggest statement: a cantilevered steel canopy extending 110 unsupported feet. Talk about sweet.
Clive Wilkinson Architects
project Paperfish, Los Angeles.
standout Shades of red and orange in the bar and dining areas evoke the colors of ornamental carp, which also lend this 8,000-square-foot multilevel restaurant its name.
Federico Delrosso Architects
project No Time, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
standout Irregularly spaced wood laths run up the walls and across the ceiling of the dining room, where printed panels feature time-related quotations from Charlie Chaplin, Albert Einstein, and Marcel Proust.
RSVP Architecture Studio
project Root Hill Café, Brooklyn, New York.
standout At 863 square feet, this diminutive restaurant features overhead panels made from three different eras of tin ceiling, all uncovered during demolition.