This Starbucks Clover Reserve Store is located at a beautiful site in the heart of Prague, near the Mustek metro station and opposite Prague City Hall.
Situated in a historical building, we set out to create a welcoming environment, with a rich bar framed by warm wooden walnut panels that feature prominently in this store, defining the bar as the central focus. Elsewhere in the store accents of copper and a repetition of wood from the bar establish a contemporary design language with industrial flourishes, presenting a coffee forward environment, giving customers a lively and elevated in-store experience. Corrugated copper around the Reserve area provides a spectacular end piece to the bar, projecting the theatre of coffee vibrantly through the store front glazing and out to the street. Artworks were installed in collaboration with artists from our market lending an artisan and hand crafted feel. These, in collaboration with the terrazzo flooring and modern furniture pieces present an updated take on the “Third Place”, enticing customers to linger.
2018 / Starbucks EMEA
This 35 square meter Starbucks store at Boulevard Haussmann has been designed uniquely for its sensational location, built on the 3rd floor balcony with a spectacular view of “La Coupole” in Galeries Lafayette. Crafted with French oak, French marble and Starbucks Espresso cups, the coffeehouse takes its inspiration from the world of fashion that defines Galeries Lafayette and combines this with the very core of Starbucks – coffee. The iconic Starbucks espresso cup was re-purposed as building material, to reflect the brand mission: “one person, one cup, one neighborhood.” 7,400 espresso cups were stacked to cover parts of the walls and build the counter, creating an abstract relief that mixes with other materials. We also took the opportunity with the cup walls to highlight personalization by overlaying 500 individual names onto the cup wall.
2014 / Starbucks EMEA
The Starbucks Kadikoy Carsi store is a five story cafe with a rooftop terrace located opposite the ferry that brings people back and forth between Asia and Europe.
The location of the store is in a bustling pedestrian area with a variety of modern and traditional stores. The dynamic of this location prompted us to rethink the ground floor design to enable an easy flow of customers while encouraging a direct connection between the interior and exterior.
Each floor offers a unique place, through a variety of seating options and the overall look and feel, that encourages customers to discover their favorite spot for a multiple occasions, whether to study, chat or just enjoy the view.
2015 / Starbucks EMEA
Myrtle Hall was conceived to be a mixed-use building and a flagship for sustainability on the Pratt campus. The building serves as an asset both to Pratt and the larger Clinton Hill community in Brooklyn.
For such a large building in a mostly residential neighborhood it was important to be conscientious about the building’s integrity with the surrounding context. There were many challenges, and zoning requirements played a role in the final form. However, breaking up the facade with different materials and working with the local vernacular helped to address the position of the building within the community. The brick wall is seen overlapping the glass curtain wall, which has sun shade devices as one of the many methods used to create a sustainable building.
The atrium creates transparency for the building, both at the scale of the community, by creating a visual connection from the campus side of the building to the street side, and it helps unify the interior spaces by creating a focal gathering point and bringing light into the building’s center. Uniting the program spaces together the vertical atrium space, or ‘ribbon’, extends through the full height of the building.
The work spaces were designed to maximize light, space and flexibility of adding and moving workstations and connections. Leaving the spaces with a more unfinished feeling allows for the users to adjust and add to the space as needed.
2008 / Completed 2010 / WASA - Studio A
Situated next to the A10 in the industrial Zuid-Oost area of Amsterdam, the HQ for G-Star RAW consolidated G-Star RAW’s disparate facilities into a single building that aims to stimulate interaction between various departments.
The 27,500m2 horizontal building - 140 metres long - consists of a creative nucleus containing the core departments of G-Star RAW, which are enveloped by a ring of offices, parking and support facilities. The distinction between the support activities and the creative core is heightened through contrasting materials - a monolithic solidity rendered in black concrete for the ring, while the creative core is visible through the glass façade. The lower part of the ring forms a plinth for parking and drop off; the plinth also provides a location for installations and events.
The main entrance is situated at the level of the plinth and is underneath a cantilevered glass box that houses G-Star’s showrooms. This end of the building, distinct from the inner workings of G-Star, is dedicated to visitors; however there is still exposure of these inner workings through controlled views and access.
Inside the creative core of the building, staggered floor plates and double height spaces promote a dynamic exchange between the different creative departments allowing for cross communication. The RAW-space, a flexible multi-use zone, either open to the outside or concealed behind sliding hangar-type doors, provides a space for work and production, parties, and fashion shows. Oriented towards the A10, the shifting façade and changing uses of the RAW-space, together with the various possible uses of the plinth, will create a constantly varying appearance reflecting the inner dynamism of G-Star RAW.
2011 / Completed 2013 / OMA
Kosuyulo Park is a Starbucks store in a residential section of Istanbul.
Working with an existing building that offered an inspirational starting point, the design of the store is contemporary with nods to a more traditional side of Turkish design. This is specifically represented in the pattern at the bar and walls, a pattern that is seen in steel panels around the streets of Istanbul. Other elements such as local marble and terrazzo, help to balance the design of the brand with an attention contextual references.
2015 / Starbucks EMEA
For Rotterdam's Timmerhuis, a new building for the city hall that accommodates municipal services, offices, and residential units, OMA conceived a modular building with repeated units gradually set back from the street as they rise into two irregular peaks.
The building's composition of smaller cells creates an impressive, complex form when viewed from Coolsingel, one of Rotterdam's main arteries, and allows for subtlety and adaptability as the new building meets the Stadstimmerhuis (a municipal building, from 1953), which surrounds it on two sides.
2011 / Completed 2015 / OMA
After 10 years of dramatic growth, this Manhattan based real estate finance firm had outgrown its Midtown offices and sought a larger, more flexible space.
Our approach combined tenets of both modern office and contemporary residential design, culminating in an efficient, yet comfortable open work environment. A combination of private offices, open-plan work areas, and meeting spaces, the core of this 20,000 sq ft office is wrapped in dark wood, covering the walls and turning to create a dramatic cantilevered soffit. In contrast to the warmth of the wood, understated perimeter glass wall systems create office fronts and meeting room walls, addressing the firm’s desired combination of transparency and privacy. Distinctive furnishings were individually selected to complement the architectural accents of the space-Italian walnut for the executive offices, aluminum and back painted glass for the open areas, and a unique 30’-0” live edge wood conference table specially commissioned for the boardroom.
2008 / WASA - Studio A
The Clock Tower Building located in Dumbo, Brooklyn is the architectural landmark of this resurgent residential area. The penthouse used to house mechanical equipment for the clocks and a water tower and was converted into a 12,000 sf triplex apartment commanding 360 degree views of Lower Manhattan, the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges and all of downtown Brooklyn.
The first level consists of an open plan living area including a custom kitchen. On each of the four walls is one 14-foot tall clock face that frame the spectacular views. The second level is the area for the bed rooms, two en-suite and on master suite with a tub positioned to look out onto Manhattan. Further up on the third floor is another open living area, this one smaller and more intimate. Finally on the fourth level is an indoor/outdoor terrace with more breath taking views.
A glass elevator is used to access levels one to three, with an open staircase that surrounds it, making it a focal point of the space.
2008 / Completed 2009 / WASA-Studio A
W Fort Lauderdale Hotel and Residences comprises one million square feet of interior space. Clodagh Design’s scope of work included the interior design of separate condominium and 350-key hotel towers and a four-story plinth of common amenity spaces and retail space.
The design captures the bling of the W brand with an overlay of the barefoot luxury of a beach-chic lifestyle. In addition, Clodagh designed 230 unique pieces of furniture and lighting to fill every space in the building as well as four club/bar venues to be operated by the Gerber Group’s After Midnight Palm.
2006 / Completed 2008 / Clodagh Design
Dramatic views and a modern industrial aesthetic are combined for the Fifth Avenue duplex headquarters of a successful hedge fund.
Soaring high ceilings and full height windows, with sweeping views of midtown, create a dramatic environment for the penthouse location. To maintain the sense of openness and the incredible panorama, full height glass comprises the majority of the partitions. While primarily used in its clear state, the glass is also frosted in certain locations, allowing light to penetrate, while still providing the desired privacy.
The space was conceived as a high-tech, yet refined, workplace. White walls, concrete flooring, and simple architectural details, such as floor and ceiling reveals, emphasize the effect and further establish the clean, concise simplicity of the design.
The millwork was inspired by the geometric lines of Donald Judd sculpture, with textured rift oak introducing a warm, rich material to offset the spare construction. The Executive Partner suite, occupying the key corner with the most spectacular vistas, is outfitted with sleek, sophisticated Mid-century furniture.
2005 / Groves & Co.
Designed to be both residence and workplace, this C-shaped house combines loft-like family spaces, with more discrete bedroom suites tucked into the courtyard-facing wings.
The tall, slender loft space accommodates living, dining and kitchen areas, and connects to an open-air green roof terrace on the second floor with a home office suite, with a private entrance, is located on the ground floor. A separate entrance at the house's side separates work and conference rooms from the residential areas. Simple finishing materials are used throughout: tinted concrete, asphalt floor tiles, and white oak floors, and vivid wall colors.
Completed 2004 / ERW Design
The young movie producer had purchased an untouched mid-century in Trousdale Estates area of Beverly Hills and decided he needed a designer to help turn the forlorn property into a home.
We made an effort to save what was working and therefore the pristine vintage kitchen was kept in tact, as well as a couple of bathrooms. And though we completed the remodel and decoration in 2000, this home is still constantly used as a location for film shoots, television advertising, and photo shoots. in 2012, LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE featured it as the quintessential Trousdale Estates property.
2000 / Sarah Walker Design Studio