clients: Jupiter hospitality Pvt Ltd
location: Bengaluru, India
total area: 1127 Sqm / 12130 Sft
design and completion: 2021 – 2022
architects: Nilay Patalia Architects
design team: Yashas Nataraju, Nilay Patalia
steel design & construction: Subhadra Industries
interior contractor: design flow Interiors
electrical engineering: Babu Electrical
furniture: Loyora Design Inc
landscape: Neoroots Design
artwork: Saffronish arts
sound design: Home is theatre
acoustic Design: Octavox media LLP
lighting design: Epic AV
photographs: Shamanth Patil
House Of Commons, A very well-known restaurant brand in Bengaluru approached us to design a multi-functional space that would accommodate a premium lounge and dance floor along with a spacious restaurant of 300 covers to cater to the various age groups of people in one of the most developed areas in south Bengaluru.
“Terrace” – derived from its location on an existing commercial building overlooks the large rain trees towards the road and the sky above. The concept aimed to bring the outdoors in these elements of the green and the sky into the space that fits to the Bengaluru weather.
A steel structure encompasses the space dividing it into 3 zones – entrance seating area with a sweeping staircase leading to the mezzanine above towards the roadside, a central double volume courtyard space and a 30ft long bar counter.
To further create the impression of a more expansive, airier space, a large retractable roof sits above the double height courtyard, when open brings in ample natural light during the day and gives the effect o dining under the stars at night and when closed, it protects the space from the ever-unpredictable rains of Bengaluru.
The vitrified tile flooring of various patterns segregates the space into the different zones of seating. The furniture varies in design in each zone to create a variety of seating options, such as community tables for larger groups, seating around the tree, sofa seating, high tables along the road edge and highchairs in front of the bar counter. Metal chairs and sofas with brightly coloured cushions and fabric add pops of colour to the space.
The colour scheme of off-white walls with olive green for the steel structure, coloured cushions paired with wooden accents is a nod to the easy-going aesthetics of Terrace.
Various types of flora transform the space giving it a serene vibe of an alfresco dining.
As night descends the place transforms itself with the ambient lighting that softly highlights the landscape bringing another level of magic to the place with its warmth creating a sense of coziness to the space. Tying the whole scheme together and creating a link across sections is the art work on the walls that mimic nature both inside and outside adding to the cheerfulness of the space.
“In between the starry sky above and all the bustle below lies a tranquil place called Terrace, providing a brief recluse to all weary souls from the busy city. It’s a breath of fresh air surrounded by lush greenery and access to the open sky. One can bask in the delightful mood and rejuvenate themselves enjoying conversations over light music accompanied by delicious and visually aesthetic victuals.”
Located a floor just below the Terrace is a vibrant yet elegant space INDULGE, consists of Bar counter, plush lounge seating with a dance floor and stage for DJ and performances. The space is acoustically designed for the best sound performance that does not disturb the surroundings. The material palette comprises of a neutral floor palette, a coffered Wooden ceiling, Bright coloured upholstery, gold acoustic panels and lush green indoor plants. The lighting is done in such a way that allows the space to convert itself from a rich lounge atmosphere to a high-octane dance club.
“ Indulge seeks to refine the music experience in Bangalore by creating a true celebration of club culture, where It’s just you, the music, the cocktails, the gourmet treats, and hundreds of Bengalureans in one place. We believe in creating a trinity between your body, mind and soul into the sounds and vibration of life.”