The Architects’ Journal
Thursday 15 January 2004

PROJECT: Thirst OX1 – Refit of Oxford bar

“Following an initial fit-out by heostudio in 1991, Thirst OX1 was in need of a fast-track, but durable, refit. The bar’s popularity and high volume of customers had given rise to a constant schedule of repair and redecoration, but the end of the line had come.
Heostudio had been looking for an application for fibre cement panels for some time. As well as being stable, strong and unstainable, the panels can be pre-cut very accurately and drilled, meaning that once they have been carefully surveyed they can be installed quickly with no finishing work required. The steel, mirrors and timber panelling were also developed as claddings and fabricated off-site. The fit-out was executed in just four days.”