Interiors

CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL

Gensler

07 Jan 2012

When Choice Hotels International decided to develop a new look for their Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites brands, they asked Gensler to provide prototype designs that would have wide audience appeal, raise the perception of the brands, and appeal to franchisees. To meet these goals, Gensler tried an unusual approach, developing rendered design concepts as a first step.These initial designs, which

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HOTEL DEBRETT

Studio Gascoigne Limited

07 Jan 2012

Hotel DeBrett began life in 1841 as Auckland's first hotel, The Commercial Hotel. In 1959 it was extensively refurbished by Dominion Breweries and renamed Hotel DeBrett. It was given a facelift in the eighties before eventually becoming a backpackers, before becoming derelict then closing completely in the early nineties. BriefThe present owners Michelle Deery and John Courtney bought the hotel

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HOUSE

AVK Mimarlik

07 Jan 2012

In this three-story house the family and guest bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the second floor, while the living room, the kitchen and a restroom are on the first. Due to clients' request, the mezzanine floor consists of a family room, a play room, a kitchenette and a restroom, a bedroom and a bathroom with a hallway for the nanny, a laundry and storage room, the garage entrance, and of

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HACKNEY PICTUREHOUSE

Fletcher Priest Architects

06 Jan 2012

The brief was to transform the existing Ocean Music venue into the Hackney Picturehouse, with minimum intervention and maximum effect, to provide a venue comprising four cinema screens varying in size from 56 to 293 seats, a café area which opens onto Mare Street and the Town Hall square, two bars, a live music venue and an art gallery. This major investment in the heart of Hackney is a

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BOURDON ST

Candy & Candy

06 Jan 2012

The brief was to create a cool party venue combined with a dramatic yet functional bachelor pad. OVERVIEW When this Mayfair mews house was first discovered, the only hint that it was once the former studio of legendary photographer, Terence Donovan, was a blue plaque on its Grade-II listed facade. Inside it was forlorn and semi-derelict. The client's wish was to make it swing again as it had so

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