Rafael de Cárdenas Ltd./Architecture at Large is a knowledgeable resource in the design and architecture industry, with wide-ranging projects, so is no surprise that it is featured in 2017 AD 100 List. This year, Architectural Digest reward Rafael de Cárdenas by adding his name to the list of the Daredevils, next to names such has Lorenzo Castillo, Martyin Lawrence and Kelly Wearstler.
Rafael de Cárdenas Ltd./Architecture at Large believes in the strategic over the thematic, the cosmopolitan over the typological, and the atmospheric over the static. Ever-focused on the contemporary, foccusing on the past while day-dreaming the future. Discover the group top work with Inspiration & Ideas!
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Guided by a keen historical interest and an attention to the complex movements of culture in the moment, Rafael de Cárdenas Ltd./Architecture at Large projects are characterized by imposing colors and peculiar textures. Parc Monceau is a Paris residential project, where the residents were Contemporary Chinese art lovers. The spaces were carefully curated around this art pieces.
Probably one of the interior designer‘s favourite projects, Au Pont Rouge, in St.Petersburg, is a commercial project that reflects amazingly the essence of the group. A big characteristic about Rafael de Cárdenas Ltd./Architecture at Large is the colorful use of the ceiling has a unique design element.
A restaurant design project, Asia de Cuba in NY, is a subtle mixture of the 90’s NY dining scene blending references to that decade’spostmodernism and Cuban Art Deco.
NIKE 45 is housed in a former auto repair shop in SOHO. Rafael de Cárdenas Ltd./Architecture at Large had to conjugate utility with aesthetics to turn this huge gym and sport office into a architectonic building with amazing interiores. The choice of colors was wisely made, for the relaxing spaces bright calm colors, and in the power areas where energy was necessary, strong motivating colors with big foco given to the lights..
Greenwich Village is a residentia project in NY, which was build with foco given to luxury and lightness, subtly blending with the surrounding art deco. Constrast points around the penthouse create a contemporary rich design, with the finish touch of the pattern ceiling, typicall Rafael de Cárdenas design that puted him on the 100 AD choices.
Rafael de Cárdenas Ltd./Architecture at Large turned Charles Restaurant NY in this unique magical space with localized atmospheres for each table. The bet was in creating intimacy, intrigue and nuance, through the composition and use of lighting, materials and space. A mesmerizing walpaper and polished nickel details blend in perfectly with the others elements, giving the space an interesting depht.
This residential project renovation in London, shows a softer side of the team, balacing contemporary classics with the home’s historic roots. The design evoces timeless luxury with soft yet bold elements.
FORD pointed out Rafael de Cárdenas Ltd./Architecture at Large to decorate the FordProject and FordModels floors, the first is a new gallery space designed for specific exhibitions. The Ford Models floor was designed based on the respect of the building’s history, enphasis is given to Art Deco, Gothic and Parisian themes.
Wooster Street Residence is home of a productive NY artist. In order to pay respect to the work of the artist, Rafael de Cárdenas Ltd./Architecture at Large created wide spaces showcasing the art pieces and maximized light expusore by adding huge window bays. Custome pieces such as a full-wall bookcase and 10 varieties of marble, give the space a textured and layered sense.
Gentle Monster flagship store’s design was inspired in the geometry of the elements, luxury and futuristic sense of asthetic. A sophisticated modern store concept with interactive elements, appealing to customer engagement.
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