Hidden in the underground of the Madrilenian neighborhood Barrio de Las Letras (today a neuralgic point of the city), under a refurbished palace of the eighteenth century, we find two vaulted spaces built in brick. It is in this provocative and secret location, where the Bala Perdida (Lost Bullet) Club is located.
There were two main design premises to consider and follow. On one hand, the singularity of the existing space, being two subterranean dark vaults built in brick, as antique caves or cellars. On the other hand, the proposed venue, a night club that should have the versatility to work as a snack and cocktail bar, where a fast mutation would happen during the night and the general scenery would quickly switch from a warm atmosphere into a lysergic dance floor.
This need of transformation and the clandestine atmosphere made us think of a space with a close relation to mystery where we could not omit the magic and the optical illusions. There were two key elements in this project. First of all, the mirrors, which we placed on both ends of the vaults, producing the optical illusion known as endless mirror, that creates the sensation of endless tunnels. Another highlight is the changing lighting. At the axis of the two vaults we proposed two longitudinal dynamic led lamps casted among the suspended acoustic panels that change speed and color depending on the different scenes at the venue. Also, the drink-bar works as a lamp itself, providing a warm fire toned light that serves as a basis for the playful lights in the surfaces of the vaults.