SDM architects restores a steel barge in india, into a floating restaurant SDM architects restores a steel barge in india, into a floating restaurant
jul 19, 2016

SDM architects restores a steel barge in india, into a floating restaurant


SDM architects restores a steel barge in india, into a floating restaurant

 

 

 

SDM architects have renovated a simple floating steel barge into a luxury restaurant and bar. the firm drew upon their experience in steel construction work, by implementing their knowledge from past architectural projects into the form of a floating vessel. the project used wood from large dismantled ships in india to restore the 4,000 sq ft deck and 2,500 sq ft top floor. the boat was originally used in mumbai, india, and has now been transferred to the western state of goa, along the arabian sea.

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the barge allows the customer to stand just a little above the surface of the water

 

 

 

SDM architects divided the barge into three main sections; lower floor, deck, and top floor. the lower floor is used as a kitchen and pantry whilst the top floor is as evening lounge area. the dining area and bar is situated at mid-level underneath a small canopy which provides shade and shelter from sun and rain. the flat-bottomed boat, allows the customer to stand just a little above the surface of the water, which provides an unobstructed perspective of the panoramic views which reach out towards the horizon line.

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the flat-bottomed boat provides an unobstructed view of the sea

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view from the upper deck

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the construction process

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floor plan of floating barge

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initial plan for the restaurant

 

 

 

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edited by: hollie smith | designboom

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