Electrical Pawn Store / Accent Design Group
Textual content description offered by the architects. Electrical Pawn Store takes delivery as an f&b bar at the back of the H-Lodge, studying the traces of the restaurant that was as soon as there. It initiatives to the within the motion, gentle, and pace of the vehicles on the second of November bridge, producing a theatrical play of reflections.
The mission takes its inspiration from the 70’s Chinatown of New York —replicating its darkish and dystopian vibe—while staying true to the essence of UAE’s tradition. Consequently, the metropolitan surroundings shaping the bar is characterised by an after-dark eating really feel, retro chairs, and pink neon interiors the place good music and unique delicacies may merge to create a holistic sensory expertise. We envisioned creating a brand new nightlife ambiance unfolding a brand new technology of Asian bars by way of a venue that fuses counter-culture and underground music. The restrictions and prospects of the tenant house have been one thing we deeply embraced within the design course of, as we seemed deep into its left-over textures, components, and recollections as inspiring motives.
The 300 sqm house is interpreted as an city object orbiting round a central piazza, the place totally different streets intersect. On the coronary heart of the piazza sits a sculptural fragmented bar, shaped by 4 bridge concrete beams, standing majestically on the ground. Sincere, the hovering cover reveals its construction and displays by way of its mirrors the totally different gentle colours, unveiling the three-dimensionality of the house. The customer feels the structural stress by peeking by way of the void of the architectonic mirror, seeing metal I-beams, stress cables, and a yellow crane bolted into the again wall. Including to the honesty of this palimpsest, pumps and brackets render the ceiling a multi-layered canvas.
By way of its totally different remedies, the ground acts as a navigation map between one avenue and the opposite. Guided by neon indicators, the guests expertise distinctive adventures whereas discovering glimpses of the occasions which might be but to unfold. From one finish, the alleyway with its avenue furnishings culminates at an elusive stainless reflective façade, making a dreamy ambiance.
Wagon seating, a few seating, a standard eating space, and a metallic amphitheater, generate synthetic topographies with explicit encounters. Embraced by a state of “vacancy”, the green-enclosed valentine room initiatives casual occasions which usually occur within the leftover corners of town. On the identical avenue, pop-up museums with distinctive colours seem randomly to the left and proper. As an illustration, the vinyl museum exposes a high-quality choice of vinyl and initiatives by way of the glass blocks an amalgam of various colours and emotions. The house acts as an autobiography, the place every design determination takes inspiration from meals, music, and cocktails, telling the story of the shopper, the DJ, the chef, and the architect.
Lastly, tough supplies comparable to concrete, perforated metallic sheets, glass blocks, GI metallic, neon lighting, brick pavement, water, and mirrors create a playful imaginative surroundings. Mimicking town of Dubai, the phenomenon generated by Electrical Pawn Store, modifications our notion of actuality by the second, making the customer marvel if their expertise is actual or a mere phantasm.