This iconic bar was created by gouging out a cavernous space from several retail units. We played about with light, scale, space and materials to create an environment which was both exciting and comfortable. The customer progresses through a series of tight and then voluminous spaces creating drama and tension. A long concrete bar ties the various spaces together and bespoke lighting and furniture completes the atmosphere. Natural light is allowed to leak in around the edge of the heavy walnut ceiling causing it to appear to hover over the huge bar volume. This is a highly successful bar and restaurant.
This was an RIBA Award Winner