Architectural hot spots from around the world — new places to shop, eat and drink — are always exciting to visit because of the products they offer, but often few stop to admire or appreciate the way each establishment is thoughtfully designed and structured. Surely the designers of the buildings in the Architecture Now! Eat Shop Drink book kept consumers in mind when creating stimulating spaces to attract and accommodate. The coffee table book of course features some big names: readers are able to see how director David Lynch imagined the subterranean Paris nightclub Silencio, the inspiration behind Gary Card’s design of London’s Late Night Chameleon Café, and what designer Tom Dixon conjured up for the Tazmania Ballroom in Hong Kong. Edited by Philip Jodidio, the Architecture Now! Eat Shop Drink series appeals to anyone whose interests include the aforementioned activities of eating, shopping and drinking. Not to mention design fanatics and travel enthusiasts, as many of the establishments are found around the world including Japan, Finland and Brazil — all bound in a 416 page flexicover book. Peruse through the Gallery below and pick up a copy for $40.
Philip Jodidio's 416-page tome of the places in which we consume