Studio Aisslinger designed the 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin under the working title: Urban Jungle. The reason: half of the 149 rooms overlook the Berlin Zoo and the other half some of Berlin biggest landmarks. Using a warm design scheme with lots of natural colours, materials and custom furniture they have truly created a landmark.
Stairwells are in fashion these days. Agency Jouin Manku upped the ante with this insane structure in the centre of Brasserie Les Harras in Strasbourg. The brasserie is build inside a listed building and it has been made sure you can see this. The entire venue has the original wooden beams on show. Large organic shaped leather panels work as dividers and accent the wood and stone in the building brilliantly.
It’s the Annual Milan Design Week. With the biggest names in furniture, interiors, materials and brands showcasing what they got.
Unfortunately Can’t Be Satisfied couldn’t report at the show but luckily there are plenty of blogs and magazine that are so we can enjoy the show as well.
Below a selection to get your design on.
Designboom is covering the show and they also have this handy map when you arrive on their homepage during the Milan Design Week.
Recycling meets religion in this very eco-friendly cathedral. After the 2011 earthquake in New Zealand one of the Christchurch landmark cathedrals was badly damaged. Architect and 2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban was asked to come up with a temporary solution to help replace the landmark until a more permanent cathedral could be built.
His response: using 98 cardboard tubes and 8 shipping containers designed into an A frame. Colourful printed glass sits at the front of the cathedral creating a modern version of the classic stained glass windows. The structure is expected to exist for 50 years, long enough for a more permanent structure to be build.
The Jane in Antwerp is michelin star chef Sergio Hermans and Nick Bril new restaurant. Set in a former military chapel and designed by Piet Boon this new venue for the two top chefs really turned into something special.
The attention to detail is astounding: from custom designed glass in lead, neon skull lighting fixtures, a 150 light bulb chandelier, tattooed bar elements and much more this restaurant really mixes fine dining with a rock ‘n roll aesthetic. Via Yatzer
Pictures by Piet Boon