Tag Archives: Bar

THE VOLKSHAUS BASEL

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Above: Bentwood stools arrayed in front of the bar.

Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron recently finished work restoring a classic 1925 building in the heart of the city. Volkshaus Basel, a onetime concert hall now bar, brasserie, and concert space, with a hotel coming soon. The world-renowned architects went to great lengths to restore the former grandeur of the space, which had been aesthetically compromised during a 1970s renovation. The architect’s stripped the building back to its original frame (the ceilings had been lowered during the renovation), and restored the original height of the rooms while preserving as much of the original detailing as possible. Using a black and white palette, the decidedly modern decor successfully restores an air of Swiss Old World glamor.

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Above: Thick hand blown LED pendants are a modern take on chandeliers.

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Above: Metal-topped dining tables. The architects chose materials such as metal, leather, and wood, which will gain a weathered patina over time.

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Above: A table setting with embossed leather cover.

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Above: The design of the chairs are based on the original Volkshaus chair model.

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Above: Wallpaper with seventeenth-century etchings are used in the antechambers of the restrooms and hark back to the early days of Basel, when this area was once a medieval manor.

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Above: On the wall, a mural provides a guide to all the Volkshaus ventures.

 

http://volkshaus-basel.ch/

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/blogs/daily/2012/06/volkshaus-basel-restaurant-switzerland

http://www.swissmade-architecture.com/?seite=Home

 

 

 

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OLD SHOPS

VESUVIO

It took James and Karla Murray over eight years to make a photo series about little shops in New York. By now one third of these shops are closed. Their book is filled with photos of these bankrupt stores that represent nothing more than a vague memory. (Above VESUVIO BAKERY – Soho, 2004).

KatysCandy

KATY’S CANDY STORE – In business from 1969 to 2007  – Brooklyn, 2004.         “I speak three languages: English, Spanish, and Motherfucker.” Katy Keyzer, the owner.

Ralphs

RALPH’S DISCOUNT CITY – In business from 1963 to 2007 – Manhattan, 2004.

ZIGZAG

ZIG ZAG RECORDS – Brooklyn, 2004.

MGDINER

M&G SOUL FOOD DINER – Harlem, 2006.

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CLAREMONT LIQUORS  – The Bronx, 2004.

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LENOX LOUNGE – Manhattan, 2004.

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FILM CENTER CAFE – Manhattan 2001.

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EMEY’S BICYCLES – Manhattan, 2003.

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SMITH’S BAR – In business since 1954 – Manhattan, 2004.

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IDEAL DINETTES – In business from 1953 to 2008 – Brooklyn, 2004.

IdealHosiery

IDEAL HOSIERY – Manhattan, 2004.

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BRITE LITE BARBER SHOP – Harlem, 2004.

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R & R SELF SERVICE – Brooklyn, 2006.

CLOVER700

CLOVER DELICATESSEN – In business since 1948 – Manhattan, 2004.

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STAR DECORATORS – Brooklyn, 2005.

OTTOMANELLI700

OTTOMANELLI & SONS – In business since 1935 – Manhattan, 2005.

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CHEYENNE DINER – In business from 1940 to 2008 – Manhattan, 2004.

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THE LOLLY POP CANDY STORE – Queens, 2003.

YONAH700

YONAH SHIMMEL KNISH BAKERY – In business since 1910 – Manhattan, 2004.

http://www.jamesandkarlamurray.com/JamesandKarlaMurrayPortfolio0213Update.html