Shamih Shah's bold Manhattan apartment not only graced the cover of the 2018 Spring @intdeshomes issue but also took home a Best of Year award for midsize apartment! The moody two-bedroom abode plays to the designer's signature style, mixing complementary shades of gray and cream on the walls, and unique fixtures and decor. One of the most notable features is in the media room, where a twisting, earthy sculpture by Dana Barnes rises from floor to ceiling.
📷: Manolo Yllera | @sandow
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A vibrant installation by Daniel Buren is captured by celebrated photographer Candida Höfer in upcoming exhibition at @seankellyny. Known for her rigorously composed, large-scale color “portraits” of architectural interiors, her meticulous and meditative works capture the essence of the space. “Candida Höfer: In Mexico” is on view from February 2 through March 16. To discover more must-see exhibitions, head to Galeriemag.com
With nearly 20 conference halls and the ability to accommodate 1,500 people, the China Railway Qingdao World Expo City Conference Center is literally big enough to drive a train through. Inspired by the nearby Yellow Sea, the entire structure flows like a streamlined wave, one that troughs before cresting again at the adjoining Westin hotel, also designed by Tengyuan Design.
In the center’s ceramic-tiled lobby, fiberglass-reinforced gypsum board is CNC-cut into an abstract school of fish surrounding a column and then swirls upward, in solid form, to the ceiling, and outward, to wrap the staircase enclosure. There, portholelike openings are fitted with transparent vinyl film. Overhead, an aluminum canopy is also CNC-cut, aptly resembling a fishing net.
📷: Wang Kai | @sandow
Developed for the trade by the trade, @therugcompany introduces TRC LAB and its new hand-tufted range. Opening the doors to unlimited possibility and ideal for projects where time, scale and precision are of the essence, you can choose a design from one of the collections or create your own entirely from scratch.
White-barked birch is a quintessential element of this Russian region’s poetry, paintings, and folklore, and now, the symbol of openness and simplicity is also central to a new restaurant bearing its name. Birch, located in St. Petersburg, was founded by four young chefs seeking a modern, relaxed environment to serve affordable yet refined fare. @da_architects co-founder Anna Lvovskaya utilized everyday elements in unexpected ways to create a modern, elegant space featuring polished concrete offset by bright oiled ash tables and trims. The result is an eatery that is minimal, but also warm and comfortable.
📷: @svmelnikoff | @sandow
The design of the buzzy Baisheng Garden of Excellence Club draws heavily fr on its location–a bustling city along China's Pearl River Delta. He YongMing, design director for Daosheng Design, conceived an edgy interior that channels regional influences, like rolling mountains, Chinese cursive, and the exuberant choreography of the local Lingnan-style dragon dance. Canted concrete panels, encircle the space, evoking a gorge carved by a river. Unfurling near the ceiling is a ribbon of woven-bamboo matting that suggests the jagged curlicue of a pencil shaving.
📷: Peng Yu Xian | @sandow
The southern coastal town of Estepona, Spain, is strewn with tasty, traditional tapas bars. But a new culinary venture is embracing global trends alongside prototypical Andalusian dishes. Martín Lejarraga to transforms a former produce market into a gourmet food hall, the @mercado_san_luis.
Channelling the industrial mien of Brooklyn, New York, and Manhattan’s meatpacking district, ceramic tile sheathes sidewalls and the floor, the latter in a terrazzo-like pattern. Lejarraga preserved the original concrete beams in the cavernous, 9,600-square-foot space but painted them black to reinforce their presence, while enormous circular steel chandeliers punctuated by bare Edison bulbs define seating areas below. To similar effect, sound-absorbing panels boasting tropical- or geometric-print cotton fan out over the central bar.
📷: @david_frutos_foto_arquitectura | @sandow
Jaffa’s creative neighborhood, a warren of cobblestone streets with a bustling local market and artists’ studios, has a newly transformed showstopping hotel. What was a French 19th-century hospital is now @thejaffahotel thanks to a sensitive restoration and the addition of a new building by Interior Design Hall of Fame member @johnpawson. Over the course of 13 years, and with the help of area craftsmen, the neo-Roman building was painstakingly restored and renewed, now hosting 40 hotel rooms, as well as the Chapel, a stunning triple-height bar/lounge fashioned from a deconsecrated actual chapel, and two ground-level restaurants, which spill out to an oak tree–shaded central courtyard with pool. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📷: @amitgeronphotographer | @sandow