Without an engaging and appealing ambience, any budding restaurant or bar will have a hard time drawing patrons in – and that’s what the designers of these successful establishments had in mind when coming up with these truly original spaces. This diverse collection is an excellent cross-section of some of the most cutting-edge wining-and-dining hotspots in the world. With the impulses of creativity given free reign, these designs have inevitably been excellent testing grounds for studying different trends in architectural language, use of materials and volume design. Each project in this choice selection is lavishly illustrated with full-colour photos, floor plans and sketches and first-hand, expert commentary from the designing studios themselves.
Jacobo Krauel, renowned architecture critic and expert, he is the author of the seminal book, Sustainable Architecture: Low-Tech Houses, as well as over a dozen titles focusing on the latest trends and applications in today"s architecture. He currently resides in Barcelona, where he is researching the work of Gaudí.
•Dozens of innovative ideas for Bars & Restaurants
•Glamorous photos, gripping design ideas
453 colour illustrations & 181 b/w plans & drawings