Costa Nueva


Arquitectos: SAVVY Studio
Ubicación: San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, Mexico
Año Proyecto: 2010
Fotografías: Cortesía de SAVVY Studio

Análisis — Costa Nueva es un restaurante de comida de mar, fundado por la obsesión de sus propietarios de tener los ingredientes más frescos recién traídos del Pacífico. Su locación exige una presentación impecable, así como una personalidad que represente su oferta gastronómica: una reinterpretación de lo mejor de la costa mexicana y la cocina internacional, a través de una visión fresca y actual.


Conceptualización — Situar la imagen de Costa Nueva dentro de la época progresista y moderna de México de los años 50. Altos valores estéticos derivados del boom artístico que sufrió nuestro país, y que lo situó entre la élite de un panorama mundial caracterizado por grandes músicos, pintores, artistas plásticos y arquitectos. “Tan Lejos y Tan Cerca del Mar” enfatiza la frescura característica de los ingredientes que conforman su oferta gastronómica y del estilo de vida que su ambientación propone.


Identidad — Desarrollo de un lenguaje cordial y relajado, acorde a un pequeño restaurante situado en alguna playa mexicana, en contraste con una imagen visual contemporánea, elementos decorativos de época y un nombre que lo explica todo de una forma fresca y atractiva



Contemporany Russian House

Olga Freyman took a challenge to create an interior for a house which at that moment has looked like a boring concrete box. The owner wasn’t happy with the minimalist approach so he asked Olga to re-think the space and add ‘warmth’ into its interior. Olga decided to add more textures to enrich the interior by adding wood and stone. This resulted into a beautiful house overlooking the forest. Textures played a crucial role in forming comfort and chic interior

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Olga Freyman

Air raid Bunker in Berlin


Conversion and extension of an Air raid Bunker in Berlin for the Collection of contemporary art and living spaces was designed by Realarchitektur for the art collector Christian Boros and his family.

A 5 storey bunker in the centre of Berlin has been refurbished and converted to house the contemporary art collection of Christian Boros. The World War Two building houses approximately 3000m² of exhibition space. Temporary exhibitions in close cooperation with the artists were planned. A 500m² extension at roof level provides living space for the art collector and his family.

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Farmhouse Transformation


An old farmhouse in Italy was transformed by Paola Navone into a unique ‘rural loft’. The large rectangular space is interrupted by a dividing wall, thus separated the living room and dining room from the private area. The original structure remained almost unchanged: large wooden pillars supporting the roof beams were left, like the exposed brick walls and window openings.

The first intervention of Paola Navone was to illuminate the entire area with a strong, clean, white color thus creating a modern effect and giving a sense of spaciousness. Furniture and objects seem to be accidentally collected and placed, but nevertheless they coexist harmoniously.

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The Felix Nussbaum Haus Extended

The Felix Nussbaum Haus originally designed by Daniel Libeskind in 1998, was his first completed project. The new Libeskind extension opened in May 2011 and provides an entrance hall with museum shop as well as learning center on the upper floor.
Attached to the Kunstgeschichtliche Museum and connected to the FNH by a glass bridge it transforms the existing buildings into a cohesive complex with the new extension acting as a gateway. As a part of the transformation, the 2,000 square meter lower floor of the KGM has been redesigned to include a flexible lecture hall and event space, caterings facilities, cloak rooms and restrooms for both buildings.

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Höst Urban Restaurant

Norm Architects and Danish designhouse Menu have joined forces with Copenhagen restaurateurs Cofoco, to create a distinctly urban restaurant with obvious romantic and rural references. Höst is an embodiment of the clash between romanticism and modernity. A space of multiple stories intertwining and correlating to form an inspirational and aesthetic universe for all senses.

An obvious and reoccurring characteristic of both concept and cooperation is the juxtaposition of elements. Höst is rustic gone simplistic. Rural gone urban. Past gone contemporary. The classic virtues of Nordic cooking have found its contemporary counterpart at Höst. In the kitchen traditional ingredients are combined with the visions characterizing New Nordic Cuisine. And in the restaurant loads of green plants, woolen blankets and the warmth of used wooden planks soften and complement the tight no-nonsense architectural aesthetic so distinct for Norm. Furthermore, Norm has ventured into sustainable interior design by implementing details such as cut-up Euro-pallets, vintage lamps and even windows from an old hospital.

The juxtapositions found throughout Höst and New Norm Dinnerware serve as the foundation for a symbiotic relation that comes to define what is “New Nordic”: A timeless aesthetic rooted in traditions and driven forward by visions.

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Norm Architects


Sam Spratt Ilustrations

Sam is a 23 year-old New York-based artist who graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010 with a BFA in illustration. He immediately began work as Gawker Media’s first-ever staffed illustrator where, over the course of 9 months, he created hundreds of on-demand illustrations and editorial packages that brought art to the world of tech-journalism and the media giant.

 Since then, celebrities and corporations from every corner of the world now come to Sam for their every creative need. The versatility of his work isn’t just evident in his portfolio, but also through his clients with magazine covers for Game Informer, editorial illustrations for MSNBC, promotional and advertising imagery for Rovio and the Angry Birds franchise, conceptual art for the game industry, merchandise for Warner Bros., cover art and branding for the music industry with labels and artists like EMI and Miike Snow, as well as personally commissioned artwork and covers for Actor/Comedian/Musician, Donald Glover (Childish Gambino), private portraiture for Fortune 500 CEOs, medical illustrations for The American Association of Cancer Research, illustrations for some of the world’s most renowned photographers–even including a 55 foot long painting on a tour bus, with book covers, websites, logos, and so much more in between.

His imagery runs the gamut from fine-art portraiture, to fantastical creatures and surrealism, to classical treatments of web and pop culture, and is deeply integrated into the beat of The Internet. Tens of thousands of people follow his social media presence devoutly as he generates viral illustrations on a regular basis–seen and shared by millions of people. His work has caught the attention of the public but also art critics as well as mainstream publications with interviews in places like MaximThe Daily Dot, and MTV. His technique is built off of oil-painting training in classical/Baroque methods and translated to the fast-paced digital world.