Refurbishment of bar.

After the success of Thirst, Oxford, the site for the second bar, situated in the heart of Soho, was in need of total refurbishment. Not wishing to explicitly copy the Oxford bar, a strong spatial and experiential familiarity was kept whilst responding to its very different location. Major remodelling of the shop front and entrances created framed views of the vibrant street beyond, resulting in a clear and calm gallery like space for the ground floor bar. This contrasts with the basement’s more intense and clubby dance area and its adjacent vaulted den of tables and chairs.

Date: 2002-2003
Floor area: 100m sq
Publications: Class Jan 2003