Architects: Paul Burnham Architect
Location: Perth, Australia
Client: Clancy's Fish Pub
Area: 400.0 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Jody D'Arcy
From the architect. Joe and John Fisher operate two Clancy's Fish Pubs in Perth, both noted for their whimsical interiors and lively family atmosphere.
The new Clancy's Fish Bar at City Beach is the renovation of a ten year old restaurant space within a stand alone beach front pavilion near Perth, Western Australia. The existing building is located directly on the white sand dunes of the popular and pristine City Beach overlooking the wide beach and clear blue of the Indian Ocean.
The design intent was to achieve the most significant and dramatic transformation of a sprawling and undistinguished space into a cheerful and family friendly pub environment suited to it's beachside location.
The clients requested an unrestrained and memorable interior celebrating colour and playfulness.
The large space was stripped out and the vast raking ceiling painted in a dark charcoal, providing a background to the twelve lavish fabric chandeliers. The new lights are suspended from the ceiling by a frivolous chord of vibrant fabrics, suggestive of the colour and brightness of summer beach towels.
The original concrete floor was painted over with children’s games, patterns and mermaids. All new furniture was designed or selected according to it's ability to contribute to the festival of colour. Multicoloured slatted timber chairs contribute to the lighthearted beach shack character.