An ancient Jaipur palace property is transformed into a modern restaurant

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New Delhi-based multidisciplinary design practice Studio Lotus has transformed a portion of Jaipur’s lavish City Palace Museum into Baradari, a contemporary fine dining restaurant that pays homage to its rich architectural roots. Formerly used as a fairly nondescript palace cafe, the 14,000-square-foot property has been given a sumptuous revamp using traditional craftsmanship and artisanal techniques. The adaptive reuse project is not only a hybrid of centuries-old elements and modern aesthetics,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



An urban farm and restaurant flourishes in Utrechts circular pavilion

A new restaurant celebrating sustainability has opened in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Designed by Dutch architecture firm cezeped, The Green House is a “circular” pavilion that houses a restaurant, urban farm and meeting center. Created as part of an initiative by Strukton Ballast Nedam and Albron, the experimental and temporary venue follows eco-friendly principles and features modular components so that it can be dismantled and moved to a new location in the future.

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Beautiful bamboo archways add dramatic flair to a Xiamen restaurant

Our favorite Vietnamese architecture firm is nearing completion on a gorgeous bamboo restaurant in Xiamen, China. As reported in ArchDaily, Vo Trong Nghia Architects is close to finishing the Ting Xi Bamboo Restaurant, a striking building with capacity for 200 people. The sculptural restaurant champions the beauty and strength of bamboo, used in its 14 fan-shaped support columns.

Bamboo is a favorite material of Vo Trong Nghia Architects. The firm’s eco-friendly work is helping… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Modular Lego Lunch restaurant built from recycled shipping containers pops up in Lithuania

A modular fast food restaurant popped up in Siauliai, Lithuania, to provide a healthy communal space that can be easily replicated anywhere. Architecture firm Hermann Kamte & Associates designed the restaurant, named Lego Lunch, as an affordable, reconfigurable space built from recycled shipping containers.

Lego Lunch is a replicable structure that combines affordability and a low carbon footprint. The architects used recycled 20-foot shipping containers and combined them into a space… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Retractable restaurant addition provides flexible space that adapts to any weather

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China’s Largest Robot Restaurant is Crawling with WALL-E-Style Waiters

Robot theme restaurants are a hot topic in Japan and now China. Without completely replacing human work, the robots move around freely throughout the eatery’s 3,200 sq ft, following a black stripe with optical tracking sensors.

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Breezy Vietnamese restaurant shows off the beauty and strength of bamboo

Completed in 2016, the Kim Boi Bamboo Restaurant was built on the bones of a twelve-sided concrete structure that was abandoned and left unfinished for many years due to the economic crisis. The architects worked with the existing concrete columns and beams to build a bamboo bearing structure and connected it to the foundation and existing beams with metal pipes and iron pins.

The architects selected a type of solid bamboo, known as tầm vông (iron bamboo), to build the frame and covered… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

IKEA’s Space10 is creating on-site aquaponic farms for restaurant supply

Space10 and IKEA are teaming up to explore the future of food supply. Food supply issues are one of the major threats facing the world, and since IKEA is the seventh largest restaurant chain in the world, they are well positioned to help drive change. Last year saw the introduction of IKEA’s vegan meatball, now Space10 introduces “The Farm,” an IKEA-hack aquaponic garden that proves that food can be grown right inside the restaurant where it is served.

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