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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


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


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.


Cafe Coutume, Paris

Now wouldn’t it have been great if all schools we are as colourful and inviting as this! You’d never go home :)

This design was created by Australian firm Smith & Trace

Skype offices, Stockholm

I really like Skype’s bright minimal office with splashes of solid colour. Not as quirky as some of the Google offices but I prefer this aesthetic…

Saw this while browsing on Frame Magazine‘s website – A pop-up shoe stand in London’s Selfridge’s shop used simple building blocks to not only display shoes, but to invite visitors of all ages to play with the design. The brightly coloured blocks (10 cm by 10 cm) are loose, allowing guests to move them and create patterns. A total of 424 white squares were arranged in heights from 5 to 120 cm high. A simple but effective and fun shoe display!

A colleague stumbled upon these lovely products from Bodie & Fou whilst researching for an upcoming restaurant fit-out…Have a look at the distressed wood wallpaper too!