Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center
As part of the company’s tribute to Larry J. Cruz, LJC Group of Restaurant has planned with its interior designer Denise De Castro the construction of Lorenzo’s Way at Greenbelt 5. Omeng Esguerra’s faux kamagong panels served as an accent for the façade with fire bricks serving as one of the many interesting details used in the interiors.
Known in the hospitality business in developing good restaurants, Raintree Dev’t Corp. once again opened the first branch of Mr. Jones at Greenbelt 5. Designed by Noel Bernardo of EC Studio, the interiors of this 1950’s American diner indeed is once again cutting edge. Diagonal frames evoking a mid-century pattern, padded walls from Belgium, terrazzo flooring and replicas of 50s furnitures were used extensively in the interiors.
32nd and 5th Building, The Fort
Celebrated chefs Hans Schallenberg and Norbert Gandler envisioned the creation of a restaurant that will present the best culinary items from their school ISCAHM ( International School for Culinary Arts and Hotel Management ). After months of construction, finally Aubergine Restaurant has opened its doors for operations.Designed by Noel Bernardo of EC Studio, the interiors was created richly with various finishing materials such as anigre veneers, imported fabrics, art pieces from Sandra Gfeller, and various species of wood such as molave, ipil and narra for its countertops.
7431 Yakal Street, San Antonio Village, Makati
Carpaccio, italian which means an appetizer comprising of a very thin slice of raw beef served with vinaigrette - has introduced its interiors in the new building of Werdenberg International Inc. along busy Yakal Street in Makati.With the design commissioned to The Trezza Group, its principal interior designer Tessa Prieto-Valdes has made the fit-out of the interiors even more interesting. Oak veneers stained wengue and natural, faux pas for the dome ceilings, metallic italian tiles, and graphicote panels were nicely combined to create a good ambiance for this italian restaurant.
SPA Building, The Fort
With the design commissioned to Noel Bernardo of EC Studio, the owners of CAV collaborated with the owners Alexander Tan and David Ong to create this unique wine bar cum restaurant at the ground level of The Spa Building at The Fort.Using only simple materials such as clay bricks, pine wood paneling, plain cement, oak veneers and faux pas paint, EC Studio indeed was able to achieve its goal of constructing a functional and well-designed interiors. The restaurant offers the Enomatic Wine Machine which treats its clients the experience of tasting various types of wine while being served with good menus made by Chef Markus Gfeller.
7431 Yakal Street, San Antonio Village, Makati
As part of Werdenberg's expansion program, this second of the three (3) restaurants being constructed in their new building was completed just like a breeze - thanks to its owner Mr. Werner Berger and to the building's principal architect Vicente "Jun" Benito Jr.The interiors was formed and constructed out of using imported yellow pine which came directly from the hinterlands of Switzerland. Light stained pine wood, combined with antique accents such as cow bells, skis and other mementos has created a very light and inviting interiors for this restaurant.
High Street, The Fort
With known interior design firm Sonia Olivares & Associates ( SSOA) headed by Ms. Hannah Olivares taking the overall design post, owner Bistro Holdings Corporation represented by Engr. Dick Bodegon successfully opened this 800m2 restaurant at Fort’s High Street area. The restaurants’ new theme which is inspired by the movies and music of the 70’s and 80’s gives a freash and new setting for the interiors. Bead boards, acm panels, oak veneers, clay bricks and other types of finishing materials were dove-tiled to complement each other and hence form a wonderful bar cum restaurant.
3rd Level, Greenbelt 3, Makati
The LJC Group, very well known for pioneering theme restaurants and bars, once again created a new, if not the first of its kind Indian bar cum Restaurant at the 3rd level of Greenbelt 3 Ayala Center.
Arch. Noel Bernardo and his associate director Arch. Lito Vicencio of the Elite Concepts Group ensured that every space in the interiors is made only with the most intricate design and detail that complements the rich flavors of food that this restaurant serve.Vividly shown here is an accumulation of over a hundred types of finishing treatments such as the decorative monolith carving, entrance door handles in aluminum by Berde, Inc., machuca paving tiles flooring, a forty feet long mural depicting Bollywood movies, four posters yakal banquet seats, zebrano veneers for the false columns and drop ceilings, flamed and honed granite stones for the bars, terrazo countertops for the restrooms and visuals such as sishas, a sitar, Indian lamps, vases and other accessories to ensure a bollywood-ish dining experience.
As part of the expansion made by the LJC Group, its principal owner Mr. Larry Cruz opened up it’s the first LEB at the Serendra Commercial.Design was commissioned to architect Noel Bernardo of EC Studio. Famous for its eclectic use of materials, EC used local tanguile mouldings and river stones in rough finish to add texture to the walls, machuca tiles for the flooring, forged metal by Berde for the ceilings and a variety of other finishes for the counters and joineries.
Rockwell Power Plant Mall, Makati City
This newly renovated branch of Seattle’s Best Coffee gives way to the introduction of various palettes of colors and new materials to its modern interiors. Italian granite countertops combined with oak veneers and stone bricks gives warmth and a perfect ambiance to enjoy the good aroma of various coffee beans being served by the restaurant. Design was commissioned to Arch. Ronald Soriano of GSN + Partners.
With a partnership forged between owner Larry J. Cruz with the Araneta Group, the third branch of Café Havana now stands in the most bustling area of Cubao – the ground areas of the Gateway Mall.With design commissioned under the tutelage of Arch. Noel Bernardo of Elite Concepts Studio, the bar and restaurant now evokes an even more warm interiors as new details such as the glass mosaic tiles for the curved drop ceilings, machuca floor tiles, runo strips for the walls and a walnut stain for all the wood veneers and paneling were nicely specified and made.
SM Mall of Asia
Owner Larry J. Cruz’ first restaurant venture inside SM Mall paved way for the construction of these two (2) restaurants which is located side by side at the Entertainment Mall of SM Mall of Asia. Shown here are the Dining Area of Café Adriatico with its stained glass at the front counter and trellised-ceilings and the Bar Counter of Mojito Bay. Design was commissioned to architect Noel Bernardo of EC Studio.
Tomas Morato, Q.C.
Kimono Ken’s successful operations at the Bay Walk Area paved way for the construction of this second outlet at the busy Tomas Morato area.
Occupying two (2) storeys of dining space, design architects Gene Go and Albert Nepomuceno of GSN+Architecture was commissioned to undertake to design the interior fit-out of this Japanese restaurant.
Large glass windows to connect the landscaped exteriors from its modern interiors were used extensively throughout the design allowing natural lighting to blend harmoniously with the warm tones of varnishes and color pantones inside the restaurant.Project management was made by AMCON and Company headed by Mr. Alex Confiado and Arch. Jon Janaban.
Westgate Plaza, Filinvest, Alabang
Leading bar and restaurant group, The LJC Group, headed by its dynamic principal Mr. Larry Cruz, opened up a two-storey free-standing restaurant at the Westgate Plaza, Filinvest, Muntinlupa City.
A new approach on its interior was made and achieved by Arch. Noel Bernardo of Elite Concepts Studio through the use of specially-designed Machuca clay tiles for the flooring, Sapporo composite ceiling panels, imported glass mosaics tiles for drop ceilings and light stained cross-cut oak veneers as wall finish.
Tomas Morato St.
Kalye Juan, a bar cum restaurant along Sct. Rallos and Tomas Morato has just opened its first ever store in the metropolis. Serving basically specialty dishes from Pampanga, this store with its modern-eclectic interiors is open for 24 hours to serve its growing number of patrons.Designed by ID Eugene Fernandez, the open lay-out of the bar is being put in balance through the use of earthy palettes of colors, hanging dome lights and a lovely mural depicting the metropolis.
Quezon Ave. - Banaue
Faced with a growing demand for one-stop food shops in the busy Banaue, Quezon City district, Golden Arches Development Corporation commissioned the design work to AE MERGE headed by Arch. Philip Wong.This two-storey free-standing McDonald’s restaurant with drive-thru facility is situated on an 850 square meter lot at the corner of Banaue and Quezon Avenue Streets. Designers placed large “M” illuminated logos on all sides of the restaurant and used the McDonald’s new standard “color of success” on its façade to attract more customers.
Quirino Corner Taft Avenue
Building bonds with its customers and the communities it serves is critical to McDonald’s on-going success.
With this goal and a vision to be the nation’s best quick service restaurant, McDonald’s opened up another outlet wedged between the busy streets of Taft and Quirino Avenue in the city of Manila, and only a few steps from the LRT station serving these main avenues.
The design and planning of this two (2) storey with roof-deck free-standing building, which were completed within seventy-five (75) calendar days was commissioned to Arch. Ted Eribal of Nicolas Balce & Associates and managed by Arch. Nick David of Golden Arches Development Corporation.
‘Strata’ tiles in wood-woven patterns were used to add warmth to its interior and good contrast from the walls, which were treated using local rustic tiles accented by gaily colored wall papers.
World renowned food brand - McDonald’s continues to give its customers a glimpse into its very good future – bright indeed!
Bright interiors through the effective use photographic murals and a colorful palette of paints are now being used extensively to provide a warm experience while eating in its stores. Light colored homogenous granite tiles were used for the flooring, drop ceilings accented with recesses made to glow through modular halogens, hanging lamps, bar nooks and retro-modern chairs highlight the new corporate look of this food institution.
Design was commissioned to of Arch. Gene Go and Arch. Albert Nepomuceno of GSNp+Architecture.
KROKODILE Grillery has just opened up its 4th branch - bistro, grille cum restaurant at the 3rd level of the new Greenbelt 3 shopping mall.The designer, Mr. Eugene Fernandez, created an entirely fresh look through pistacchio-hued painted walls, matte-sterling white vaulted ceilings with specially-crafted hanging lamps to lit the dimmed place. The restaurant’s atmosphere was made warmer and cozier through walnut-stained wooden accent frontage and dado walls. A terrace at the end of the dining area provides an arresting focal point to its interiors and gives a great vista of the malls’ equally nice exteriors.
Tordesillas cor. H.V. Dela Costa Street, Makati City
Inspired by the trendy bars in New York, the principal owner of KFC has conceptualized the construction of the first Malcom’s Place, a bar cum restaurant in one of the busy streets of Makati. Shown below are the façade and the seating areas at the mezzanine level. Design was made by the team of KFC’s interior designers headed by Arch. Tina Bucton.
SM Megamall, Greenbelt 4 and Alabang Town Center
The great success of owner Bistro Holdings Corporation during the launch of its branch at Greenbelt 4 and the subsequent outlets that followed eventually paved way to open its largest branch so far this year at the ground level of SM Megamall.Designed by Arch. Ephraim Bonzon, the 750.00 sq.m. restaurant has an access both at the mall and the back entrance enabling customers to enjoy the perfect Italian dining setting which comes complete with its bar area, a gelato bar, a bakery and a huge function room adorned with mementos and wainscoted walls.
The second and the largest FISH & Co. restaurant is now open at the Shangri-La Mall. With a combined kitchen and dining area of 450m2, the new restaurant of Bistro Holdings Corporation uses the same but a much more enhanced detail of its Singaporean counterpart. The nautical theme is characterized through the use of vibrant colors of blues and yellows for the walls, made warm by accent wood veneers and ship-yard mementoes. Interior design of the store was commissioned to Mr. Markel Luna.
Joya Towers, Rockwell Power Plant Mall
Santis Delicatessen, the country’s premier supplier of high-quality food items such as cold cuts, cheeses, wine and meats opened up its new branch store at the Rockwell Power Plant Mall. With the interiors commissioned to The Trezza Group headed by its principal designer Ms. Tessa Prieto-Valdes, the interiors indeed glows with vibrant colors made homey through the use of wooden veneers and melamine panels.
Glorietta, SM Mall of Asia, Greenhills, Sherwood Taft Branches
Cebu based entrepreneur, Mr. Steve Benitez has disembarked the expansion and franchising of the south’s famous coffee shop here in Metro Manila. With the design commissioned to Arch. Ronald Soriano of GSN + Partners Architecture, the new interiors projected a warm reception to coffee drinkers through the use of walnut-stained oak veneers, earth-toned tiles and paint finishes, italian-made granite counter tops and colorful murals. Shown here are the completed interiors of its recently completed branch which is located at Sherwood Center, Taft Avenue, Manila.