Pink Moon Saloon, Adelaide, Australia, bar and restaurant design, timber building, wooden houses, locally sourced wood, Australian wood, natural light, inner courtyard

The twin structures house a bar at the front and a restaurant at the back, with a quiet sun-filled courtyard in the middle. Locally sourced Australian wood such as Spotted Gum, Tasmanian Oak and Ironbark dominates the architecture, replicating the way traditional huts are made. The architects combined timber and stone to accentuate the natural feel of the space, limiting the use of steel and other artificial materials as much as possible.

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 Pink Moon Saloon, Adelaide, Australia, bar and restaurant design, timber building, wooden houses, locally sourced wood, Australian wood, natural light, inner courtyard

The designers embraced the limitations of the narrow plot by separating the bar area and the restaurant into two volumes. The street-facing front houses the bar, with the restaurant located deeper into the plot. In order to introduce as much natural light as possible, they then formed a small courtyard in the middle. A wall of stools flows through from the bar to the courtyard o the restaurant and dining area, strengthening the common narrative.

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Photos by David Sievers