When we started our work over the bar project, all we had from the initial data was a small facility in Rubinstein Street and the name 'ARCHITECT'.
The goal was to create an intimate, very special and personal space, while using a fairly simple visual code.
From the very beginning we decided that actually the only place for hosting our guests will be represented by a massive bar that would occupy almost the entire hall, being its focus of attraction. This bar with a natural-stone counter top forms the backbone of the entire space like an antique stylobate. In contrast to the dead-hearted antiquity, a minimalistic diode lantern hovers above the counter top, as if opposing the new to the old and creating a subtle, graphic accent.
Owing to the minimal scope of direct light and the use of concealed lighting, we managed to create a very intimate and private atmosphere in the hall. There is something sacral about the combination of the dimmed light and the rough surface of the stone counter top illuminated in the accentuated manner. Such atmosphere allows to focus on the people, communication and everyone's thoughts and to take a break from the visual mess that we see around us most of the day.