So I recently was putting together my portfolio for a job interview and was reacquainted with my thesis. It’s pretty crazy how much my style has changed. Our thesis was finding an existing real life floorplan with a specified number of square feet (I don’t remember the number) and remodel it however we would like. Of course there were certain requirements and whatnot but it was pretty much free game to create whatever we wanted. I got a floorplan from an existing restaurant in Denver, CO and I decided to recreate it into a restaurant/lounge called… Wait for it… “Sultra featuring Indigo Lounge.” Yup!
So the whole idea behind the name and concept of my restaurant/lounge was that the restaurant would be the Fire element and the lounge would be the Water element. Check out the craziness here:
The entrance is at the round point to the left. Then if you decide to eat dinner at Sultra, you will be walking through a tunnel with fire or monitors with fire videos- I don’t remember. If you decide to go to Indigo Lounge then you walk through a tunnel with water through plexiglass.
Yes, that would be a Swarovski crystal chandelier that costs over $100,000. No big deal.
Sultra was a sushi joint or maybe Asian fusion. I can’t fully remember. So there is the traditional floor seating. With red string curtains. Oh yea.
This is the main bar that connects the two spaces. To the right, you see this white tufted looking wall. Those are the curved walls that divide the space. They also create some sort of sound absorbency.
This is the lounge area complete with circular lounge seating, a dj booth and a fancy mosaic dance floor. Oh wait, don’t forget about that crystal ball looking fixture. I believe that is another Swarovski crystal gem.
This is the exterior of the building. Adding some climbing ivy and topiaries with some change in the hard materials was pretty much all I did.
I wish I could show you the 3D video I made. The background music was “Ooh La La” by Goldfrapp. Oh how times have changed.