Garden Hotpot Restaurant, the restaurant that hides in the forest.

Garden Hotpot Restaurant, the restaurant that hides in the forest.

Giulia Guido · 7 months ago · Design

In the Chinese province of Sichuan is one of the most characteristic parts of the country, where cities with ancient history are framed by forests and breathtaking landscapes, almost untouched. One of these is the one near the city of Chengdu, where one of the most ambitious projects by MUDA Architects has found its home. It’s called the Garden Hotpot Restaurant and it’s a magical place, where you can dine surrounded by nature, almost hidden among the trees. 

The aim of the studio was to create a unique place, offering a memorable experience, but at the same time preserving the surrounding environment, with the least possible impact. 

The Garden Hotpot Restaurant is made of an anti-corrosion wooden platform, covered by another shelf that rests on 88 mm diameter columns, blending in with the branches of the trees. The peculiarity of the structure is that it has no walls or glass, remaining completely open. 

Discover more in our gallery. 

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garden hotpot restaurant | Collater.al
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garden hotpot restaurant | Collater.al
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garden hotpot restaurant | Collater.al
garden hotpot restaurant | Collater.al
garden hotpot restaurant | Collater.al
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The pop and colorful art of Andrea Zonzini aka Perry Colante

The pop and colorful art of Andrea Zonzini aka Perry Colante

Giulia Guido · 7 months ago · Design

With the right tools and the necessary creativity, illustration and graphics can be combined to create something unique, as in the case of Andrea Zonzini

Born in 1981, Andrea was born in Rimini and decided to start studying advertising graphics. Today he works in San Marino as a graphic designer and illustrator, but in addition to that, he submits his work to the general public of Instagram, where he is known by the name of Perry Colante

They are artworks that perfectly combine illustration and graphics, with a minimal construction of the image, without superfluous and misleading elements. A recurring feature, almost like a signature, are the colored backgrounds that create a strong and original contrast with the subjects, creating a pop and cheeky world. 

Andrea Zonzini will be able to snatch a smile from you with images that will hardly come out of your mind.  

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perrycolante andrew zonzini | Collater.al
perrycolante andrew zonzini | Collater.al
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perrycolante andrew zonzini | Collater.al
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perrycolante andrew zonzini | Collater.al
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Untitled Save, how would the great artists look today?

Untitled Save, how would the great artists look today?

Giulia Guido · 7 months ago · Design

We’ve seen a lot of profiles like this, but the more we find, the more we like them, so we’ll continue to propose them to you. Today’s name is Untitled Save, behind which hides a Portuguese graphic designer whose name remains unknown. 

Its peculiarity is to mix the world of today, of streetwear and hype with that of classical art. 

And so we see Van Gogh skating, Dali dressed as a hypster and La Gioconda ready for the evening. 

Enjoy!

Untitled Save | Collater.al
Untitled Save | Collater.al
Untitled Save | Collater.al
Untitled Save | Collater.al
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Untitled Save | Collater.al
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Untitled Save | Collater.al
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Untitled Save | Collater.al
Untitled Save | Collater.al
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Casa Pedregal, the residence designed by Luis Barragàn.

Casa Pedregal, the residence designed by Luis Barragàn.

Collater.al Contributors · 7 months ago · Design

The residence is located in a lava field in southern Mexico City. Casa Pedregal is the largest private residence designed by Luis Barragán, the most famous architect in the country. Built between 1947 and 1950, the house was the subject of publicity campaigns for the urban development of the El Pedregal area in Mexico City. A utopian solution initiated by the architect to alleviate the demand for housing in one of the fastest growing cities in the world.

Casa Pedregal la residenza progettata da Luis Barragàn | Collater.al

The house belonged to the Prieto family until the art collector and founder of a chain of restaurants César Cervantes bought it four years ago and did a thorough search to try to return the residence to its primitive state inspired by El Pedregal. 

Cervantes made a name for himself as an important collector of contemporary art, before deciding to sell all the works. He explains that towards the end of Barragán’s professional career, the architect built an average private residence every ten years, to give him as much attention as possible, and in fact results are visible.

The layout on different levels divides the public and private rooms, and the skilful use of light, both natural and artificial, ensures harmony between the environments. The house is characterized by pastel colors, the facades are pink and the interiors alternate between beige, blue and pink tiles. The internal floors are in parquet, while the external ones are in raw lava faux tile. From the house, you can also access an outdoor swimming pool and a very nice restaurant with an adjoining library.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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Louis Vuitton and Virgil Abloh’s pop-up store has opened

Louis Vuitton and Virgil Abloh’s pop-up store has opened

Giulia Guido · 7 months ago · Design

In New York, at 100 Rivington Street, the temporary store of Louis Vuitton and Virgil Abloh has opened, a perfect setting for the men’s autumn/winter 2019 collection. 

From someone like Virgil we could not expect a simple shop, in fact the whole space was conceived as an immersive experience that aims to discover the collection, but not only. Inside you can also find prints inspired by the city, patches that refer to the Maison, prints with flags that represent the different nationalities of the designers.

A special characteristic of the store – also called the residence – is that every internal and external surface, from the door to the jambs, from the floor to the ceiling, from the furniture to the ornaments, has been covered with a layer of neon green. Walking down the street it will be impossible not to notice it and not to get close. 

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