INSIDE
Issue No. 11 // October 2011
THE OPERA GARNIER RESTAURANT BY ODBC
Behind the columns of the east facade of the Opera Garnier in Paris, the restaurant is located in a place where, when the building first opened, horse-drawn carriages would drop off ticket holders, arriving for a performance.

Creating a new space in the Opera Garnier meant Odile Decq Benoit Cornette Architectes Urbanistes needed to follow strict guidelines concerning the historical character of the monument: in order to ensure the possibility of completely removing the project without damage to the existing structure, we were not allowed to touch any of the walls, the pillars, or the ceiling.

DARLING POINT BY CHRISTOPHER POLLY ARCHITECT
The penthouse apartment is located in a harbourside eastern suburb of Sydney within the Easthaven building originally designed by Ancher Mortlock & Murray in the late 50s, with views of Sydney Harbour to the north and Double Bay and Point Piper to the east.

BERLIN PENTHOUSE BY LECAROLIMITED
As the result of an invited competition during the spring of 2010, Lecarolimited was commissioned to remodel the penthouse of a German apartment building, spread over two floors, situated beside an inner-city football ground, on a small but active street in the middle of a large gallery district.
ROCA LONDON GALLERY BY ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
Zaha Hadid Architects, have designed the new Roca London Gallery located in the well-known Chelsea Harbour district near King's Road. Roca is a leading global bathroom brand, which through its renowned Innovation Lab, is dedicated to developing cutting edge, technologically advanced products.
KONOHA BY TOYO ITO
From the algorithm of the double helix, there arises a unique form of Nature. Toyo Ito has been inspired by this particular shape to design furniture that facilitates the connection among people and that allows free use of spaces.
HYDE PARK TOWNHOUSE BY SHH
Interior Designer Susan Knof of London-based architects and designers SHH has created a new home for private clients in Hyde Park, London, which combines understated elegance with practical and flexible spaces for real family usage, set within a classic, white stucco Victorian townhouse.
CAFÉ LIBERTY BY SHH
Architects and designers SHH have revamped Café Liberty, the 60-cover, second floor restaurant at London's iconic Liberty department store on Regent Street, which was originally constructed in 1924 using the timbers of two ships (HMS Impregnable and HMS Hindustan).
WELCOME TO INSIDE!
In this issue, we are pleased to announce the long-list for the WAN Retail Interiors Awards. Take a look at the fabulous projects selected from almost 90 entries from all over globe. Judging will take place on the 3rd November in London, and the results will be published in the next issue of INSIDE. Good luck to all our entrants!

The largest and most prestigious international competition within the Interiors + Design awards is now open for entries - the WAN Interior Design Awards 2011. Meet judge, Wayne Hemingway MBE, Designer, founder of Red or Dead, writer for architectural and housing publications, and TV design commentator as he talks to Amy about Hemingway Design and his project to redesign the MacDonald's uniform for the 2012 Olympics.

Our international reporter Stacey Sheppard also rounds up Helsinki Design Week as Finland's capital city prepares for its year-long reign as World Design Capital 2012, and finally you can check out our featured projects including the charming Café Liberty and stunning new restaurant at the Opera Garnier in Paris.

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HELSINKI DESIGN WEEK
As Finland's capital city ramps up the preparations for its year-long reign as World Design Capital 2012, Stacey Sheppard jetted off to Helsinki Design Week to find out what all the fuss is about.

Design Weeks have become a very popular occurrence in recent years and there are now over 80 cities that host their own annual celebrations of design in all its guises.

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