Category Archives: Restaurants

A Mixed-Used “Cube”

This mixed-used building, completed in 2010, is the final phase of Birmingham’s (UK) Mailbox development complex. The facade of this 23-story building, which contains offices, a hotel, retail and restaurants, is intended to invoke the city’s industrial heritage though it looks like the architects might have been Tetris fans as well.

Via Arch Daily

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Images courtesy of MAKE

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Starbucks Built Out Of Shipping Containers

Starbucks has taken a unique approach in its Tukwila, Washington restaurant by constructing the building out of four retired shipping containers. This drive-thru only store is the only one (and planned) so far but its part of the companies initiative to make itself more sustainable and reduce its energy consumption. Using shipping containers as buildings is far from a new phenomenon but a first for this sort of thing.

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Electrolux Cube, Milan

Appliance company, Electrolux, built this 18-seat restaurant atop of Assicurazioni Generali building in Milan providing its guest spectacular views of Piazza Duomo. Equally as interesting as the design and its menu is the fact that it is actually a modular building making its rounds throughout Europe. Prior to Milan, it was hosted in Brussels and in April, it will be disassembled and relocated to Stockholm.

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Images Courtesy of Andrea Martiradonna

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