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LIGHTING DETAILS

Cycle crank sets and chains developed as light fixtures.

WALL MURAL

Fans of truck engines used as bold wall murals.

THE LOUNGE

View of the lounge with the face murals dominating the space.

CLOSE UP

Seating space with the lighting details

COLOUR PALLETE

A combination of black metal accessories, brown furniture and red brick cladded wall dictates the space. The bold black accessories act as prominent features among the warm colours.

CREATIVE BULBS

Old filament bulbs with dimmers were used to establish a soothing environment.

FEEL THE SPACE

The space portrays a hard demeanour with machinery fittings.

THE FACE MURALS

Crafted from metal washers, the face murals work as an interesting décor element.

THE DOOR

The entrance door of the bar resembles a submarine.

THE CEILING

Hollow M.S pipes of varying sizes were put together with punctured metal sheets to form a grid pattern on the ceiling.

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Showcase 28 Feb 2019

Pitchers Café bar designed by Architecture Basics blends waste with glamour creating a unique yet modern space

Located in the vibrant city of Indore, Pitchers Café bar incorporates junk, scrap and waste into design. The space earlier comprised of two different commercial spaces which have now been combined to deliver something unique for the city and its people. Architecture Basics uses waste to create a space that balances a medley of texture, material, colour and patterns.

The Café is a mix of design entities and installations procured from numerous local scrap yards around Indore. The principal materials used in the bar were junk metal, automobile parts and waste wood. The concept of the Café was driven by the use of waste as a tool to utilise the availability of such alternate resources. Old wrecked truck engines are often broken down in scrap yards to source out washers, bolts, gears, pipes and other gadgets at minimal rates. These were fitted into the bar rendering a messy and hardy character to the space.

LIGHTING DETAILS

Cycle crank sets and chains developed as light fixtures.

WALL MURAL

Fans of truck engines used as bold wall murals.

Why metal scraps?

The automobile sector is huge in India and heavy vehicles like trucks are their lifelines. Numerous scrap yards are spread around the city that sell the dismantled parts of heavy vehicles. Hence, metal scraps were easily available and reasonably priced.

THE LOUNGE

View of the lounge with the face murals dominating the space.

CLOSE UP

Seating space with the lighting details

‘The concept of the Café was driven by the use of waste as a tool to use  the availability of such alternate resources’.

The metallic faces speak

The ‘face murals’ on the wall were created using metal washers. The perforated metallic effect of the faces stands out amidst the red textured brick. A Plaster of Paris (POP) cast was moulded in the form of a human face. Using the mould the metal washers were welded together to construct the mural. When viewed from a distance the perforated metallic faces throw a speckled effect on the brick wall underneath.

COLOUR PALLETE

A combination of black metal accessories, brown furniture and red brick cladded wall dictates the space. The bold black accessories act as prominent features among the warm colours.

CREATIVE BULBS

Old filament bulbs with dimmers were used to establish a soothing environment.

   

Fans of truck engines have been used in the wall murals and to demarcate the smoking zone in the bar. Gear boxes have been used for murals on the columns of the structure.

FEEL THE SPACE

The space portrays a hard demeanour with machinery fittings.

THE FACE MURALS

Crafted from metal washers, the face murals work as an interesting décor element.

‘The perforated metallic effect of the faces stands out amidst the red textured brick.’

The art of lighting

Most of the fixtures were constructed with metal scrap. Square hollow pipes were reused and arranged to resemble the machinery. These were further developed as lights above the bar. Cycle cranksets were used to create ceiling lights over another space. The light bulbs were fitted within the cranksets suspended from the ceiling using the bicycle chain. The bar door resembles a submarine door wherein all the spare engine parts and scraps are arranged together.

THE DOOR

The entrance door of the bar resembles a submarine.

THE CEILING

Hollow M.S pipes of varying sizes were put together with punctured metal sheets to form a grid pattern on the ceiling.

The need to conserve resources has given impetus to the concepts of upcycling, recycling and repurposing in today’s creative climate. In case of Pitchers, the scrap, junk and waste have been used as distinct design elements and as a result, the overall cost of the project has been controlled effectively.   

To know more about upcoming projects by Architecture Basics, visit www.architecturebasics.in.