Everyman Maida Vale, by Fusion Design and Architecture
New cinema Everyman Maida Vale opened at the end of 2011 in the site of a former restaurant. Sited over two levels, it features a 110-seat main screen and a 40-seat second screen, along with a 40-cover bar with a full kitchen. The design blends classic theatre touches such as red carpets and rich velvets with more industrial finishes such as reclaimed timber and mild steel.
Dishoom Chowpatty Beach by Dishoom
Dishoom Chowpatty Beach opened at a temporary site on London’s South Bank as part of the celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain, as an offshoot of permanent Covent Garden Indian restaurant Dishoom. The design, which was developed by Dishoom and Honest Entertainment, uses the concept of Jugaad, Hindi for make do and reuse, and features oil drums for stools, railway sleepers as bench seating, a bar made from recycled plastic bottles and a wall made from tightly-rolled newspapers.
Kismet, for The Park Hotel, Hyderabad, India, by Blacksheep
Kismet is a multi-functional nightclub space set within new hotel The Park Hyderabad, which was designed by architect SOM. The 1,150m2 space has been designed to reference the local jewellery industry and features metallics, gem shades and iridescent materials. Hexagonal lighting units in the ceiling are inspired by local Nizam jewellery designs.
Fasano Las Piedras Hotel, by Isay Weinfeld
Fasano Las Piedras is a hospitality complex in Punta del Este, Uruguay, which features private houses, hotel bungalows and amenities including a spa, an equestrian centre and polo fields. The design uses a home and studio erected by the site’s previous owner and made from rocks found in the area.