Tobiano is a new world-class luxury golf destination located just outside Kamloops, BC. The developer envisioned an exhilarating, spectacular golfing experience and sought architecture that would support this grand vision. As one of the first public buildings to be constructed at the golf course, the 11,000 sq.ft. clubhouse was especially significant in establishing the architectural language, ambitions and identity of the entire resort.
The clubhouse is situated at the heart of the expansive golf course with breathtaking panoramic views of Kamloops Lake and surrounding mountains. A heavy masonry wall integrates with the landscape, emerging from the earth itself while creating a counterpoint to the timber frame elements of the structure. The butterfly roof design lifts dynamically upwards and outwards towards the vast scenic landscapes. Large window openings provide clear views merging the transition at the threshold between interior and exterior.
Outline, a London based design practice, created the interior for the Bangalore Express Indian Restaurant located opposite Waterloo Station in South London.
The client wanted a modern and fresh environment to serve their unique version of fast, Indian food. After discussions it became clear that what was required was a re-invention of a very British institution, the Indian curry house.
Previously a Thai restaurant, Outline’s response was to strip the space back to its basic shell of three separate areas. Great care was taken to frame the views through and between these spaces, so that they made a cohesive whole, while maintaining a sense of intimacy. The restaurant’s wall cladding has a linear pattern cut into it. This was done on site using a circular saw to cut shallow grooves. The cladding was then painted one solid colour, after which some of the shapes, created by the grooves, were painted in a strict palette of three contrasting colours. This allowed a composition of shapes and colours, which moves the customer’s eyes around and through the spaces in a controlled way. The inspiration for this wall cladding came from looking at the waste board building contractors put under sheet materials when cutting through them. This process leaves the under board with a series of random, shallow grooves.
Most of the furniture is constructed from fastclamp, galvanised steel tube and fixings, normally used in scaffolding. This gives the restaurant a purposeful, harder edge than the rest of the materials and introduces an urban aspect to the interior.
A series of double height booths runs the entire length of one side of the restaurant. Diners access the higher booths by a scaffold tube step ladder. A mock up of this arrangement was constructed on site to work out how the waiters would serve to the higher levels and review the experience for the customer. The high booths have proved to be a popular feature for the restaurant, while also providing a valuable 24 extra covers.
The table is designed to meet the many needs in private homes or small office spaces, where a combined table with many functions are required. It functions both as a dinning table and as working desk.
The Propeller table functions in principle in the same way as a folding table, with a main plate in the centre with free hanging plates on each side. The Propeller can expand without the assistance of supported reinforcements. When the free hanging plates are folded up, the frame follows with it, and the table takes a new long square form. The table is designed for 4 to 7 or even up to 10 persons.
Dutch architect Paul de Ruiter has sent us another completed project, this time it’s the Villa Röling,
a waterfront home in the town of Kudelstaart, Netherlands.
From Paul de Ruiter:
The clients of villa Röling are passionate art collectors. They love to be surrounded by works of art. Therefore their main wish regarding their new dwelling was that it would do greatest justice to their collection of paintings and sculptures. However, the location of their house, at the edge of the lake Westeinderplas, is so spendid that it was no option to make a closed volume which would have large wall surfaces for hanging on the paintings but would limit the view of the surroundings. The view of the lake and the garden should be maximal. Therefore we decided to design two contrasting volumes, a transparent glass volume overlooking the lake and the garden, and a floating´ wooden box on top of it for the works of art.
Lifeforms Studio have designed the Olive & Earth restaurant, which recently opened in London.
From the designers:
Taking elements from the developed meze & grill brand; Lifeforms have designed an 1800sq ft unit using an eclectic palette of modern materials and bright colours to demonstrate the traditional essences found within the Mediterranean region. The addition of focal features such as the Lifeforms bespoke designed tables, large playful wall graphics and garden balcony has resulted in a stylish and rich interior.