Thanks to Habitus Living for featuring our work at Full Circle By Expat Roasters. Full article: https://www.habitusliving.com/architecture/full-circle-cafe-bali-xo-interior-architecture
Thanks to Indesignlive for featuring our latest project: Full Circle By Expat. Roasters in Ubud Bali.
Thank you to Inside and Australian Design Review for featuring X+O in the Practice Spotlight. A great honour.
Full article: https://www.australiandesignreview.com/architecture/people-architecture/practice-spotlight-x-o/
Our project for Expat Roasters is featured in the latest issue of Artichoke. Thanks Cassie Hansen for the write up!
Our talented interior designer Tahlia, presents the thinking behind the concept for the new Thynk showroom, unveiled last month.
X+O was featured in the latest issue of 'inside' magazine's Design Wall. Thank you to Niche Media.
We are blown away with @NewYorkTimes ‘new approach to digital storytelling through augmented reality’. A recent feature in the NYT app, readers are invited to augment one of David Bowie’s costumes into their living rooms using their phone camera- nothing else needed! Of course we were compelled to try immediately- and presto- The Kansai Yamamoto black-and-white striped patent leather jumpsuit for Bowie’s Aladdin Sane tour is sitting in our office. We have zoomed in, zoomed out walked around it and tried to touch it. An incredible outcome of a collaboration with NYT and the Brooklyn Museum who’s current exhibition ‘David Bowie Is’, which includes the costume. The app really does give those of us who can’t make it to NY a taste of the artist that was. A great example of immersive story telling across multiple platforms- digital and exhibition.
You have seen the construction pics of our latest Ubud project. Now here's what it will look like!
Located on the ground floor of a newly opened hotel in Ubud, Bali, the food and beverage offer was to deliver its own identity. This allows it to be a stand alone offer that could attract hotel guests and Ubud tourists alike.
X+O drew inspiration from the famed rice fields and monkey forest surrounding the hotel. The space was broken into zones and the topography of the undulating rice fields was mimicked. X+O created customer profiles for the various users of the space from the time poor, to those who would be lingering. This defined the how the space was laid out and where the level changes were strategically placed to channel customers through the areas. A central espresso bar became the communal space where individuals and the curious could learn about various coffee brewing processes- the heart of the space. Dubbed the ‘rice field seats’, a tiered amphitheater style of seating encouraged groups to perch themselves above and look down into the espresso bar. Cushioned banquette seats both indoor and outdoor, encourage customers to stay and play.
Due to open mid 2018.
Concept by X+O. Project delivery in collaboration with A+A Architecture, Jakarta.
Our latest project located on the ground floor of a newly opened hotel in Ubud, Bali. It includes a restaurant, espresso bar and whiskey bar with a separate identity from the hotel. Its currently under construction and due to open mid 2018.