plajer & franz studio | Barlounge 808
The term ” lounge” was established in the sixties in America and was the given theme for the project “barlounge 808″ in Berlin mitte. Situated on a corner, the 250 square meter space is wedge-shaped. Floor to ceiling windows run a length of 40 meters, fronting two streets and meeting in a glass curve at the s treet corner. The airy drapes allow those inside to watch the action filing by outside, while projecting seductive glimpses of partying silhouettes to passersby.
The windows all open back to provide a seamless transition to the terrace so that in summer tables and chairs spill out onto the sidewalk. The bar lounge 808 is devided up into two areas, with a cafe/bar in the front serving food and drinks from midday, and a cocktail lounge. Design elements like the aquarium, light coves and costum furniture determine the rel axed atmosphere in this space. Speakers and air conditioning are invisibly integrated in the wooden wall paneling.Location: Berlin, Germany Architect: plajer & franz studio
Surface area: 250 m²
Year of completio: 2002
Photos: Fritz Busam