HOSPITALITY

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Set at the foot of Mount Etna in Sicily, Catania is steeped in legend, mythology, and religion. A lava-stone elephant, ...
Summer getaways make indoor-outdoor hospitality a breeze 1. Firm: Campos Costa Architects Project: Ozadi Tavira Hotel, Portugal Location: Portugal Standout: Capping a rehabbed 1973 ...

6 Eye-Catching Restaurants

For imaginative restaurant designs, watch this space.

1. Designer: Hacin + Associates

Project: Glass House.

Site: Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Standout: Harking back to the era when glass was manufactured nearby, there’s a nostalgia to the photomurals, which mix with the green tones of a grandmother’s kitchen.

Drago Ristorante. Photography by Benny Chan/Fotoworks.

2. Designer: Felderman Keatinge & Associates.

Project: Drago Ristorante.

Site: Los Angeles.

Standout: The stripes of a mural, printed on linen, represent the energy of motion, as befits a location inside the Petersen Automotive Museum by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.

STK Toronto. Photography by Nikolas Koenig.

3. Designer: DesignAgency.

Project: STK Toronto.

Site: Toronto, Canada.

Standout: Painted reinforced gypsum forms arches that sweep across the ceiling as well as down structural columns clad in porcelain tile that looks like marble. 

Hikari Yakitori Bar. Photography by Luis Beltrán.

4. Designer: Masquespacio.

Project: Hikari Yakitori Bar.

Site: Valencia, Spain.

Standout: Re-creating the visual cacophony of Tokyo’s neon signs, acrylic panels sandwiching LED strips mix with traditional Japanese-style lanterns. 

Olio Kensington Street. Photography by Brett Boardman.

5. Designer: Laboratory for Visionary Architecture.

Project: Olio Kensington Street.

Site: Chippendale, Australia.

Standout: The ceiling canopy is painted in a green approximating the shade of extra-virgin olive oil, a key ingredient in the establishment’s Sicilian cuisine. 

Skirt Beirut. Photography by Stephan Julliard.

6. Designer: MariaGroup.

Project: Skirt Beirut.

Site: Lebanon.

Standout: Mismatched Danish mid-century chairs bring variety to a pair of identical communal tables topped in cast concrete.


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