Lounges from the 1960s inspire design of new bar The Wednesday Room

Canadian architecture and interior design firm McKinley Burkart has designed an intimate and nostalgic space for The Wednesday Room, with a quirky twist.  Described as “the lovechild of a sophisticated lounge from the 1960s and a house party at your eclectic uncle’s home”, The Wednesday Room’s design creates a laid-back yet upscale lounge atmosphere that encourages […]

New ‘super venues’ show how to create intimacy at scale

Having worked on two large Melbourne venues The Espy and Garden State Hotel, Nick Travers, director at Technē Architecture + Interior Design, tells ADR how to design multi-faceted, layered spaces at scale.  The secret of a successful large hospitality venue is making it feel intimate. While a typical bar and restaurant project might be anywhere […]

These neighbouring venues offer a transition from coffee to wine

Shanghai-based studio Linehouse has designed two adjoining venues, one offering coffee, the other wine, and breathed new life into the humblest of materials – rattan. The two venues, named Bird and Bitter are separated by an alleyway near Changshu Lu in Shanghai. Bitter focuses on daytime coffee and early evening aperitifs and Bird serves wine […]

Designing a vegan hotel suite

Food design studio Bompas & Parr has created the “world’s first” vegan guest suite for the Hilton London Bankside using only plant-based materials. No leather, wool or feathers are to be found in the hotel suite, which features a large bedroom, sitting area and bathroom, instead, a leather-alternative fabric called Piñatex has been used. Developed by […]

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