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3d renderings post

Over the past year we have completed a range of interior and exhibition projects. As part of the process, 3d renderings help to convey the concepts and sell the design to the client. Here’s a selection of what we’ve produced in the past 12 months, and for more have a look at our Design Projects section…

The Bagel Factory, Ireland

O’Briens Sandwich Cafe, Athlone, Ireland

Acuman Projects Office

o2 Head Office’s, Dublin, Ireland

Solvatio booth for TM Forum

Progress Software booth for TM Forum

Beauty Studio, Drogheda, Ireland

LA Creative, Dublin


We have been on-site in the Convention Centre in Dublin, working on the build of booths for both Siemens and Accanto Systems. After a few hectic days the exhibition is due to open tomorrow at lunch time, and we are ready for everything to be spic and span in time! Finished photo’s to follow soon, but in the meantime a few work-in-progress…



Inspiring London – Day 1 of 3!

Well, what can we say, London certainly didn’t let us down. It really is a fantastic vibrant city, and we came away with so much to think about! We had such a good time that I think it’s worth writing about for anyone else planning a trip…

Day 1

Firstly, our hotel, Hotel Indigo near Tower Hill, is part of a chain with a great urban boutique aesthetic, combining luxury finishes with exposed brick and colourful highlights. The location was ideal, as it made it possible to take off on foot to explore the city…and there were complimentary chocolate bars in the mini-bar, much to our delight!


We took a took of Tower Bridge, less than five minutes walk from our hotel, where there are great views up and down the river of architectural landmarks from “The Guerkin” to the Design Museum…


Walking through the Butler Wharf area towards the Design Museum we admired the apartments overhead with their criss-crossing balconies. We picked up a copy of The London Design Guide in the Design Museum, which is a great resource for exploring design outlets in the city, and is broken up into boroughs, with suggested walking routes. As we retraced our steps, stumbled upon The Vault bar, located right underneath the base of Tower Bridge. It had a great view under the bridge at the fast moving river!


We finished of the day at the Brixton Academy, where we saw the fantastic Explosions in the Sky. It was our first time at the venue and it really is spectacular.


Next post will cover day 2 of the trip!


Costa Coffee – Manchester

Love this atmospheric & retro cafe design … One of the recent winners in the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards in the  Café category was Costa Coffee, completed by Stiff & Trevillion Architects


London’s quirky places


In the run up to our trip to London, we’re doing some research into what to check out and have come across this great video…


A brief description of the project from creators Apostrophy’s;

In Bangkok Architect fair 2011, another Apostrophy’s favorable circumstances from our companion, Diamond Building Products Public Company, their product lines are ceramic, laminate, construction hardware and construction service in Thailand. Apostrophy’s role play for this project is “artist” for concept “Diamond Art – Diamond Lounge” 2011. Imagine you walking into an aesthetic place, where you can leisurely sit and sip some beverages ,surrounded by art pieces in gallery made from durably construction hardware products. Furthermore, these inspire the visitors to create their own master pieces, home.

We categorized Diamond Tile 2011 area for 3 main functions:

  • Create an 360º invitatory and friendly welcome approach for the visitors.
  • Bring out the atmosphere & space of “Sharing Lounge”. First, is between entrepreneur and clients, and then from clients to clients which leads to an interesting conversation or negotiation.
  • Valued added, inspire and display the construction hardware product like the art exhibition.

El Celler de Can Roca, Girona

After featuring on Masterchef last night, it’s jumped right to the top of my list of restaurants to visit. Opened in 2008, and designed by Sandra Trruella & Isabel Lopez Vilalta, this is a beautifully modern yet calming space, warm and inviting. A perfect backdrop to the 3 michelin star food being created.


Capanna Pizzeria, Athens

I came across this on Dezeen today, Greek architects K-studio have completed a rustic pizzeria modelled on an Italian courtyard in the centre of Athens.

A pallet made up of materials familiarly found in these spaces such as cement tiles, stucco plaster, travertine stone, blackened steel railings, and characteristic narrow wooden shutters, was used to clad the different spaces in the restaurant. The various vintage chairs add softness and a laid back feeling to the restaurant and the grey stucco plastered walls and ceiling help to enclose all of this in a textured, minimal envelope. The combination of purposefully designed elements, reclaimed materials and vintage furniture, presents an architecture that sits comfortably between the bespoke and the sourced, creating an exciting and sociable atmosphere.


Stay Creative!

A nice poster I came across on Pinterest today. Pinterest is a great site where you can share and explore creative ideas…


Some amazing photographs by Stephen Wilkes, where after taking hundreds of shots he blends thirty to fifty parts, creating seamless, surrealist scenes of New York City life.