Locale "the pub cafe"
An "Open house" these two words form the overall inspiration for the project. The entire space has been designed to provide open and clutter free yet private spaces. a huge emphasis has been laid in terms of design to provide a non-imposing, youthful and colourful spaces. Locale, is inspired by youth, it feels a free spirited place with a lot of funk elements. Being a corner building in a busy marketplace it had to stand out as an inviting facade.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Locale: the pub cafe has been designed to provide a casual and youthful space. Designed to provide open unambiguous spaces which open up to the outdoors on the upper level. The space is divided in two floors wherein the lower level has been designed as a semi-formal space with specific emphasis laid on to performance area for live bands. The central performance area is a double height area visible from the upper level as well. The upper level has been designed as an open air balcony with surrounding of natural plants to provide a homely feel to the space.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The restaurant opens into the central double height area which is also the live performance area. The bar counter is provided at the diagonal end from the entrance. The lower level is divided into four specific spaces, namely performance area in the centre which is a double height space, bar counter occupying the diagonally opposite the entrance, gaming zone on the left side of the bar and a cosy sitting area. on the other side of the bar with a staircase leading to the upper level. The upper level is a open balcony with seating and is treated as such. Flanked with natural plants all around the upper level has a library corner and a small serving bar.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
the project was started in November 2015 and opened on 31 December 2015. it is located in Saket, PVR complex, New Delhi, India.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
the first thing to bring together a unified space between two levels was to de-clutter the central space completely and provide an unambiguous feel to the space. breaking down all the external walls on the upper level and create space for planters on the outside surface was yet another challenge here.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
locale has been built up in all locally available materials the lower level is done in wooden flooring with leather sofas and chairs, the upper level has been done with red brick floor and cane furniture. all wood paneling is done raw cut wood without sanding. GI pipes have been used for the shelving fixture of the library.
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We visited a lot of college campuses to understand the youth of today, we interviewed a few students in these colleges to understand the kind of space they would like to visit as a pub cafe. the concept of a open house was derived from our talks with these students. a few words
the main challenge in terms of realization of the project was to understand the new free spirited youth. integration of both the upper and lower level into a unified space and yet have a very varied feel for both the space was yet another challenge here.
TEAM MEMBERS (6) :
Devesh Bhatia, Parag Anand, Pratyay chakrabarti, Megha Bhambani, Prince and Dipankar