Beach n Brew - a luxurious "indoor" beach shack
We often contemplate conjuring atmospheres encountered at a certain location by introducing elements that our brain associates with that particular setting. Recreating experiences deviating from the geographical context is often not completely credible however Beach n Brew shatters this notion by literally bringing the beach indoors. The design evolved with the intent to craft an analogy to the nautical theme, paying ode to the client's fascination for the ambience of the beachside, since he was born and brought up in the landlocked state of Haryana. So the design evolution commenced conceiving an environment completely alien to the context of Chandigarh, transporting the visitor to the beachside, literally bringing the outdoors inside.
The boat is the pivotal point in the design of the 6125 square feet area microbrewery, located in the happening Sector 26 in Chandigarh with a seating capacity of up to 180. It bears the strongest connotation to the coastal vibe. The aura and décor aim to coalesce the grandeur of a luxury boat and the chaotic shore side bustling with energy and exuding carefree fun. A chord is struck between the ambience of a restaurant and the beach theme. A lot of components with a strong recall value of a beach, like the circulation path designed like a jetty, and acoustic as well as visual effects introduced similar to that of a beach, offer a holistic, immersive and impacting experience to the visitor.
The dialogue initiated by the variety of intriguing spaces is effortless. Whether it is seating on one of the small boats or the large boat; under the greens of a bamboo kiosk or on colder days basking in the open to sky winter sun. In a layout restricted in width, the design emphasizes "less is bore" by creating multiple visual foci stimulating the eyesight of the visitor while simultaneously offering places of refuge for observation of the seashore buzzing with activity.
The extensively longitudinal layout enables strong visual connectivity throughout the volume while aiding the true interpretation of the seashore's linear narrative. The complete space is divided into different zones, the boundaries of which blur into each other. Distinct ceiling designs and art in the version of wall graffiti, animal-inspired light fixtures and nautical accessories coupled with sailing references set the tone for the interiors visually segregating the space from its immediate urban environment.
A captivating entrance, with a voluminous foyer enveloped in a tunnel adorned with large incandescent bulbs set against the black lacquered glass with water flowing beneath an acrylic floor instantly, transforms the temperament of the visitor. This segmental circular transition space is a mood-pump encouraging one to revisit and create memories. The zone immediately beyond the tunnel embodies the sea-side chaotic culture, represented by bright colourful building facades reminiscent of old French coastal towns. A part of the dining area is submerged in a bed of sand while another part is elevated on a plane of water. The bubble wall on the bar counter is an extrapolation of the aquatic theme.
Bubbles are known to scientifically induce calm and attract the human eye, with the wall made up of acrylic creating a dynamic surface that introduces motion, with the bubbles emphasizing the visual of brewing champagne. An open food truck, exposed brewery tanks, blue-tinted bubble walls with glossy furniture accents seal the vibe of a beach teeming with youthful zest and energy.
The second zone revolves around the large in-situ boat that is spotlit by the natural light entering through the retractable roof. Biophilic design becomes the guiding principle here as this zone channels the calmness of the expansive sea allowing the user to interact with nature while extensive use of natural elements like water, sand, rope and wood bring the user closer to the beach ambience. The retractable roof structure is built using MS frames and high quality insulated fibre sheet that rests on a truss and steel section system. The duality of this roof is weather dependent and acts as a morphing space, flooding the interiors with natural light. The artificial surf pool concept creates waves and imparts an ambient noise of ocean sounds, offering a holistic and immersive experience for the visitor. Colourful surfboards atop the raised seating area bring pop and vibrancy in the muted material palette of whites, sandy hues, and blue.
The floor plan is kept unusual with meandering paths guiding the visitor towards myriad pockets, guided by the concept of a jetty taking an organic path with each pocket-forming their ambience, but finally meeting a visually break-point. The jetty ends with the third zone, a sunken seating area. Starfishes, surfboards, fishing net inspired wall hangings are included as additional features sparking interest and introducing informality to the design. In the end, the visceral services and other utility areas are kept above the kitchen on the upper level.
Like finding seashells on the seashore will never fail to create curiosity, establishing an instant connection between the visitor and the habitat; the microbrewery, Beach n Brew, crafts an unforgettable encounter that casts a strong impression on the visitor's memory. Offering multiple options of seating styles, each portraying a distinct visual vocabulary enables the customer to concoct fresh memories and times each time they visit. A popular destination for food and parties, Beach n Brew has become synonymous with a culinary experience unparalleled and unique across the states of Punjab and Haryana.
• Project Name – Beach N brew
• Location – chandigarh ,india
• Design team- Anusha sharma, Ramandeep Rathour
• Principal Architects – Ar.Badrinath and Prerna kaleru
• Consultants :
• Electrical Consultants – The luminars
• Lighting – Brainwave
• HVAC – Diakin
• Plumbing – Behera & Associates
• Fire Fighting-
• Kitchen consultant-
• PMC –Salil (Alpine interior)
• Flooring – Lafarge Nuvaco (stamp concrete)
• Furniture – Max growth Infra (Vinay Setia)
• Automated light – KNN Group
• Grapghity Artist – Mr Hanish
• Water work – Heritage (Mr Devinder)
• Paint /texture – Asian Paints
• Sanitary Fittings – TOTO
• Veneers – Turakhia
• Laminate – Merino
• Retractable Roofing –
• Wall cladding – Flex stone
• HVAC – Diakin
• Sound System –
• Ceiling Fabric – Stretch ceiling
• Wall cladding – Pine Panelling
• Granite – Steel Grey
• Flooring – Jhonson&Jhonson, other brands