Brownstone Bar / Kokaistudios

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Chongqing, China
  • Architects: Kokaistudios
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  130
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Charlie Xia

Text description provided by the architects. The ‘Brownstone’ is a cocktail lounge located in the Surpass Court of Yonjia Lu 570, emerging epicenter of Shanghai night life. It was developed as a prototype for a venue of new concept in co-operation with ‘Blue Horizon Hospitality Group’ (Blue Frog). 

Brownstone Bar / Kokaistudios - Image 9 of 12
© Charlie Xia

The project combines a simple and efficient layout, partly suggested by the limited dimensions of the venue, with the complex and redundant interplay of textures and custom-made elements concurring to define the sophisticated atmosphere and the strong identity of the place, a one-of-a-kind experience lousily inspired, in the intentions of the client, to the decadent turn-of-the-Century French ‘Salons’.

Brownstone Bar / Kokaistudios - Table, Chair, Beam
© Charlie Xia

The bar is divided in a central part, developed around the bar counter and a fully equipped dj booth, furnished with wooden finished built-in counters and high seats, and two lounge areas around it, raised platforms finished in dark wood and furnished with low armchairs and sofas. 

Brownstone Bar / Kokaistudios - Shelving
© Charlie Xia

Raw natural materials, wood or stone floor finishes and red bricks walls, are combined with precious custom-made surfaces used as highlights: modular metallic open ceiling, translucent metal and acrylic back-lit lattice panels screening the windows at the background and the bar shelves. The ‘peacock feather’ is a recurrent theme in both the design of the screens’ pattern and the loose furniture color palette.

Brownstone Bar / Kokaistudios - Table
© Charlie Xia

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Address:Yongjia Road, Wanzhou, Chongqing, China

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Cite: "Brownstone Bar / Kokaistudios" 15 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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