Spice & Barley Riverside, Bangkok Gastro Lounge, Enter Projects Interior, Building Photos
Spice & Barley Bangkok
20 Nov 2020
Spice & Barley Riverside, Bangkok
Design: Enter Projects
Location: Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Charoennakorn Road, Thonburi – overlooking the Chao Priya River, Bangkok, Thailand, South East Asia
Photos by William Barrington-Binns
Gastro Lounge serving South East Asian Cuisine by Celebrity Chef Sam Leong, paired with exclusive craft beers imported from Belgium
Size: 300 sqm space with 30m high glass façade & ceilings.
The Spice & Barley at Riverside in Bangkok installation was completed by Enter Projects Asia. Minor International were clear on their brief: to introduce innovation and eco-awareness, giving the new brand a local context – to an International design standard.
The initial concept centered around the adventures of three sisters, May, Zaza & Fei who were born in Sichuan decades earlier. As they explored the story in more depth, a design narrative was formed, connecting the past & present in a complex web of free flowing, statuesque rattan structures, as intoxicating as the characters themselves.
In their signature style, fusing 3D digital technology with traditional arts & crafts, the Enter Projects team sought to incorporate natural, renewable rattan into the 30-metre-high space. By generating free-flowing liquid geometries, to mimic beer as it’s poured into a glass, the design aesthetic gives a strong nod to Spice & Barleys anchorage as a craft Belgium Beer destination.
The sweeping rattan columns flawlessly frame the backdrop of the three sisters, a dual nod to the Sichuan cuisine which ingeniously complements the beer offering. Whilst the form itself is visually awe-inspiring, the gold painted rattan also serves to hide the beer pipes, air-conditioning and other related services, paying homage to the belief that “form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union”.
The site overlooks the Chao Priya River and the natural rattan structures act as twin towers, referencing the high rise towers in the backdrop. The vast geometries flood the ceiling in an uninterrupted balustrade of twists and turns which bounce the light and become a beacon from far away.
In keeping with the original brief, the design sensibilities at Spice and Barley are intrinsically Asian Fusion, a phenomenal marriage of ideas, creating a space in which you innately sense that the Client and Architect have understood one another perfectly.
Spice & Barley Bangkok Riverside – Building Information
CLIENT: Minor International
ARCHITECTS: Enter Projects Asia
CONSTRUCTION & INSTALLATION: Project Rattan
PHOTOGRAPHY: William Barrington-Binns at https://www.wbbandco.com
Spice & Barley Bangkok Riverside Building images / information received 201120
Phone: +66 2 431 9100
Address: Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel, 257 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Samre, Thon Buri, Bangkok 10600, Thailand, South East Asia
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