big brewsky by nilay patalia architects attracts guests with curiosity
big brewsky by nilay patalia architects attracts guests with curiosity big brewsky by nilay patalia architects attracts guests with curiosity
jul 04, 2015

big brewsky by nilay patalia architects attracts guests with curiosity

big brewsky by nilay patalia architects attracts guests with curiosity
all images courtesy of clare arni




nilay patalia architects’ concept for bangalore, india-based bar ‘big brewsky’ is focused around a single word: curiosity. from the street, the space looks more like a fortress then a social gathering place, but that’s kind of the point. with a palette of exposed brick and concrete, one is only given a single clue — the sign — the rest is imagination.

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indoor and outdoor spaces are loosely defined




the plan is sub-divided into two large blocks, connected via a courtyard and elevated walkway. as visitors and beer-lovers enter, they catch small glimpses of what lies in the back yard. on further exploration, they walk smack into the center of the main plaza, from which they become completely immersed in the massive, open gathering space. all functions; restaurant, bar, and club all overlook the open area and pond, which glows a ethereal green at night. the essence of the building is further by subtle use of interior elements like furniture, curated artifacts, and lighting.

from above

‘big brewsky’

the two blocks are separated by a courtyard

eye-level façade details

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layered box forms

footbridge and waterway

night view across pond

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the bar transforms from day to night



project info:


client: brewsky hospitality ltd., bangalore
architects: nilay patalia architects
interior: anshu arora
landscape: rashmi attavar
structural consultant: deshpande & associates
MEP consultant: nival tech
contractor: pinnacle premium projects
site area: 1,623.25m2
built area: 1,365.27m2
year of completion: 2014
photography: clare arni



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edited by: nick brink | designboom 

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