On this corner site in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, we stripped out the dated 1970’s shopfront and reinstated the original timber and glass Art Deco Shopfront so as to give the building back some of its original integrity. Internally we worked with very tight spaces to incorporate a mezzanine level for additional dining area. We cranked the mezzanine so as to create a more dynamic space and then clad it in reclaimed shutters from Bali. This textured, colourful element works well to invite people upstairs and create an experience like no other.
Paul was lead designer & project architect for the scheme whilst working at BuckleyGrayYeoman in 2013. It was constructed and completed by STAC in 2014
Throughout this project STAC sought to recycle, up-cycle & reinvent materials throughout.
A container load of window shutters were reclaimed from Bali to clad the first floor mezzanine. Up-cycled glazed bricks were sourced from a recently demolished building & concrete lintels were placed on end to form the curved bar front.
These materials together with exposed Scottish stone, brick and original plaster were brought together to create a contemporary urban environment that is unique, responsible and most importantly embody the clients ideologies.