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Evolution Bar Revives an Arched 18th Century Romanian Basement

Posted By Tafline Laylin On June 7, 2012 @ 11:19 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Green renovation | No Comments



Romania, Bucharest, Sebastian Barlica, green design, green renovation, adaptive reuse, sustainable design, eco-design, brick, HI-MAC, Bucharest, 18th century building, Neo-Gothic

Above the Evolution Bar, Barlica has designed a new Mediterranean restaurant [5], pictures of which are on their way, while below, the designer thought it prudent to maintain the ambience of the brickwork and byzantine-like paintings. Albeit a bit run down, the building’s basement definitely has an old world charm that merely needed a little sprucing; the light green HI-MAC bar top [6] addition did the trick.

A durable material that is easily molded into fluid forms, HI-MAC is also easily repaired and hygienic, so it won’t be necessary to create further interventions for a while. This adds to the sustainability of an already gentle renovation project, which sees the original brick arches [7] and stone floor left virtually untouched. Tasked to transform a relatively small space into a comfortable social area, Barlica has used every inch very efficiently with space for bottles carved right into the countertop and other support suspended above the bar like a honeycomb.

+ Sebastian Barlica [3]

Via Contemporist [8]

images by Serban Boncicat and Ciprian Stoian


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/evolution-bar-revives-an-arched-18th-century-romanian-basement/evolution-bar-sebastian-barlica-2/?extend=1

[3] Sebastian Barlica's: http://sebastianbarlica.blogspot.com/

[4] Cafeneaua Veche area of Bucharest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucharest

[5] a new Mediterranean restaurant: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/listing/lallisse-mediterranean-wine-food/

[6] HI-MAC bar top: http://www.himacscountertops.com/

[7] original brick arches: http://inhabitat.com/amazing-brick-machine-rolls-out-roads-like-carpet/

[8] Contemporist: http://www.contemporist.com/2012/06/04/evolution-bar-by-sebastian-barlica/

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