walk-in cocktail cloud surrounds visitors to bompas & parr's alcoholic architecture
 
walk-in cocktail cloud surrounds visitors to bompas & parr's alcoholic architecture walk-in cocktail cloud surrounds visitors to bompas & parr's alcoholic architecture
jul 10, 2015

walk-in cocktail cloud surrounds visitors to bompas & parr's alcoholic architecture

walk-in cocktail cloud surrounds visitors to bompas & parr’s alcoholic architecture
photo by garage CCC / courtesy of bompas & parr

 

 

 

on july 30th, 2015, bompas & parr opens ‘alcoholic architecture‘ at london’s borough market, an intoxicating weather system for the tongue where meteorology and mixology unite. a walk-in cloud of breathable cocktail surrounds visitors as a fully immersive alcohol environment that brings the world’s best drinks to architectural scale.

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the weather system for the tongue unites meteorology and mixology
photo by garage CCC

 

 

 

the vapor is composed of fine spirits and mixer at a ratio of 1:3 and realized through the use of powerful humidifiers that super-saturate the surrounding air. alcohol enters the bloodstream through the body’s mucus membranes: primarily the lungs but also the eyeballs. by breathing in the drink, alcohol bypasses the liver, allowing a person to consume 40 percent less to feel the same effect. sam bompas, director of bompas & parr, says ‘imagine disney meets de sade in barbarella’s castle by way of medieval times with flagons of ale!’

 

once inside, visitors can order cocktails from a menu that complements the tastes of the breathable beverage. bompas & parr has worked with respiratory scientists and chemists to calculate safe amounts of time that guests can remain inside the cloud.

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a walk-in cloud of breathable cocktail surrounds visitors
photo by garage CCC

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the fully immersive alcohol environment brings the world’s best drinks to architectural scale
photo by garage CCC

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the breathable vapor is composed of fine spirits and mixer
photo by sam bompas

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‘alcoholic architecture’ sits on the site of an ancient monastery
photo by ann charlott ommedal

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