PUNKRAFT is a craft beer bar just around the corner of a historic pedestrian street in Podol, the Kyiv downtown. This basement spot, packed with craft beer fans these days, used to host a cocktail bar. Our task was to change the schematic layout of the premises, keeping its kitchen and toilet facilities location, to equip cold room for beer kegs storage and completely redesign the interior including the entrance and guest zones. Stylistically we inspired by the industrial aesthetics of beer equipment and the philosophy of the craft brewing movement itself such as freedom, punk, experiments and custom production. This concept pushed us to use materials such as stainless steel, cold rolled metal, concrete and neon light to create a special rebellious atmosphere in the bar area. Softer and tactile materials have been used in the main guests' areas to provide comfort and a more chamber atmosphere. This was achieved by using oak wood, textile upholstery of sofas and seats and warm muted light. In addition, we have retained the original historical building brick arches only slightly restored and protecting masonry in these halls.
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