Enter Projects Asia

Enter Projects Asia Melds Technology and Tradition in This Craft-Beer Gastro Lounge

2021 Best of Year winner for Hospitality – Bar & Lounge

Evoking amber lager being poured into a tall glass, the striking golden columns that billow up to the 98-foot-high ceiling in this craft-beer gastro lounge are the result of fusing 3D digital technology with traditional Thai methods of weaving natural rattan, a sustainable material ideal for creating such free-flowing geometries. Enter Projects Asia designed the gilded structures to not only reference the panorama of high-rise buildings and glittering temples that surrounds the 3,230-square-foot glass-walled space, which overlooks the Choa Priya River, but also reflect light to become glowing beacons visible from afar. And while the sculptural towers are an aesthetic tour de force, they are practical, too: The gold-painted rattan hides beer pipes, air-conditioning ducts, and other related services, paying homage to the belief that, in design director Patrick Keane’s words, “form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.”

Enter Projects Asia
Enter Projects Asia: Patrick Keane; Tomas Guevarra; Azul Paklain; Archana Ramesh; Supinya Colin