ROOM SIXTY EIGHT
Conversion of an old victorian pub into a bar and restaurant, in a conservation area and Grade 2 listed building, on three floors.
The building has been stripped back and old elements revealed, such as traditional pattered plastered ceiling, fireplaces and mahogany flooring.
Treating the existing with respect Anarchitect has installed new elements gingerly sitting in the spaces describing new function.
An existing Victorian roof light has been removed and a structural glass floor installed creating a useable and dynamic roof terrace.
Dutch metal ceilings, Italian Terrazzo bars sit alongside plywood and flexible poured floors. A main glass sound to light bar changes colour as the evening and mood changes. Their Seamless recycled chairs adorn the roof terrace.
A light-wall installation explains its context, describing each elements of neighboring sites and locations.
A dynamic, contextual environment has been created, referring to its history, but never allowing the past to dictate to its current usage and needs.
Client: Antonio Motisi
Location: Heath Street, Hampstead, London
Design Team: Steve Jensen, Graham Russell, with Dee Palmer and Rob Excell