Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
TAPS CLUB in HCMC, VIETNAM by SICART & SMITH ARCHITECTS
November 6th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: SICART & SMITH ARCHITECTS
Taps Club is a new concept of beer club in HCMC which raise up the definition of what a beer club could be, combined with a fine restaurant.Located in the third district of HCMC (147 Truong Dinh), the club / restaurant aim to host the emerging middle Vietnamese class.Food – Fun – Friends are the main motto.
Located in an existing large metallic structure of 900m2, SICART & SMITH ARCHITECTS with Tra Mi Lam Van and Hai Dong (project architects) have developed an industrial chic design.The project is composed of the main entertainment room, a VIP corner, a stage to host DJ and Live music, a large show kitchen and a long bar counter where the display is quite unique in Vietnam.
The beer kegs are stored behind the bar in a dedicated cold room which allowed clearance in the bar.4 pipes from this cold room are running in the main area to distribute exclusive fresh draft beer on 4 tables in the middle of the main room where the guest can pour its own beer.This feature has been emphasizing in the design by highlighting the pipe course.
In the design nearly everything is costume made. The VIP and bar walls are made with perforated rusted metal sheet with back light illumination. The chairs are designed to provide rotation and comfort.The tables are smartly covered by homogenous ceramic tiles to facilitate the cleaning and the maintenance. Women toilet has been particularly cared to provide a make-up area and socialise sofa for chat and selfie.
The ceiling is composed with “clouds” (metal mesh) and “veil” (suspended fabric) both shot by RGB lighting to create various atmospheres. Lighting and ceiling ambiance has been particularly designed to ensure the mood can be adapted, following the progress of the night and the party.
Taps club is dedicated to be franchise, so the architects have taking care this in their creation to ensure that the project can become a series for cost and production.
SICART & SMITH ARCHITECTS Co.Ltd, is a 100% foreign owned company registered since 2010 under the Laws of Vietnam. Previously known under the name Less Is More Design, the Company is lead by Franck Sicart and Julien Smith – Foreign French International Architects in Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
We are a multi-disciplinary design consultant engaged in Architecture, Interior Design, Furniture and Product Design. We define ourselves as a “Boutique Design Firm” deeply dedicated to our clients, with a strong need understanding. Our projects vary from Master Planning, High Rise building, Resort, Hotel, Residential area, Private Villa, Bar & Restaurant and Public Building to Interior Design, Shop and Retail.
Our design style can be defined as a Contemporary Tropical-Modern design with a touch of tradition and local identity. Sustainable design, green architecture, eco-environmental friendly design is for us a priority, that we aim to integrate in all our projects by providing an efficient and low consumption building.
Thanks to a strong team of Architects, we are able to handover, in-house, full design services for high standard projects, with advanced design capabilities. Our strategic alliance with landscapers, graphic designers allowed us to extend our range of services by integrated in the project brand identity, landscape design. With office located in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), we aim to cover the entire Vietnam and South East Asia.
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