Detail in Contemporary Bar and Restaurant Design (1Cédérom)
Drew Plunkett, Olga Reid
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Bars and restaurants need to be assertive. Customers tend not to visit them to satisfy basic appetites for food or drink but for the social opportunities. Their interiors need to occupy the imagination of their customers and to whet the appetite for a return visit. The design that gets the formula right will do as much to prolong the life of the business as the products on offer.
This book includes a wide range of international projects and for each one there is a descriptive text, color photographs, floor plans, sections and construction, and decorative details. A bonus CD-ROM contains all the drawings as printed in the book, in both EPS and DWG (generic CAD) formats.
Detailing of joints and junctions is appropriately reﬁned. Short lengths of tubes are slid within abutting lengths to provide rigid bridging and alignment and are tightened in position with ‘allen key’ joints. The lining through of joints brings visible order to the installation. A canopy of copper pipes establishes the conduit motif over the entrance. Hanging copper letters spell out the name and the red wooden doors harmonize with the metal. TOP The canopy of copper pipes signals the principal elements of the interior.
30 Bars + Cafes BOTTOM Red walls and curtains against the ochre wall are inspired by perceptions of Spain. Dark chairs contrast with the lighter models in the ‘Scandinavian’ room but the green glass light ﬁttings suggest the Northern palette. TOP The ‘Spanish’ red spills into the entrance space, painted on the otherwise raw grey plaster. BOTTOM LEFT 1 Entrance 2 Arrival bar 3 ‘Spanish’ room 4 ‘Scandinavian’ room 5 Bar servery 1 3 2 5 BOTTOM RIGHT Light coloured plywood on ﬂoor, walls and ceiling, light coloured furniture and the blue/grey walls deﬁne ‘Scandinavian’ territory.
OPPOSITE RIGHT Leaning wall detail 1 Translucent fabric on steel tube frame 2 Solid wood 3 Plyboo ﬂooring 4 Plywood 5 Folded steel table 6 Steel plate 7 Bolt 8 Timber blocking 104 Bars + Cafes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 LEAN WALL TABLE PLAN, NOT TO SCALE DETAIL, SCALE 1:7. 5 Recess 105 YELLOW SUBMARINE, MUNICH TULP When dealing with an awkward space, it is generally considered wise to make a virtue of its shortcomings. If a physical restriction cannot be eliminated, it is more productive to see it as a stimulus that can prompt the imagination to explore unfamiliar territory.
Brick construction lends itself easily to, and prescribes dimensions for, the perforated pattern making. A smooth white, steel-framed serpentine wall sits lightly on the brick rectangles, creating a central atrium, the upper part of which has a plan quite different from the lower. It also screens the existing concrete walls but is pierced with variously sized rectangular openings that frame views of the restaurant from the entrance level. The sides of the single, centrally located stair that connects the three levels are clad in horizontal timber strips that match the layering and colour of the brickwork but the quality of detailing and execution of junctions throughout the interior is such that all elements clearly retain their visual autonomy.
MIDDLE 3 Wall display 4 High table 5 Tables 6 Bench seating 7 Preparation area 8 Servery counters 9 Fresh produce storage 10 Stairs to WCs 11 Storage The ingredients behind the tinted acrylic appear to ﬂoat on their own juices. OPPOSITE TOP The tinted acrylic counter front and bulkhead reservoirs contain colour graded artiﬁcial fruits and vegetables. The dominant colour is the pinkish red, found also in the bench seat and the chillies that point to the stairs. BOTTOM Plan 1 Entrance 2 Produce display containers 96 Bars + Cafes Images of ingredients sit slightly proud of the wall behind the bench seating.