Temperance Hotel continues our investigation into the reinterpretation of the "traditional pub". The conventional layout is born and reinforced from the existing remnant structural columns and beams which have been fully exposed and added to.
We repositioned the central staircase to improve vertical integration between ground and first floors and also interrupt the linearity of the bar. We warmly refer to it in our office as the "Manolo" staircase (after Manolo Blahnik) and it is our ode to the overtly fashionable Chapel Street.
What first seems a conventional spatial design is overlaid with "lacery" of an unusual intertwining palette of steel and bronze mesh, hand made lighting and "Spiegeltent" inspired mirrored tiling.
Collectively this defines and identifies a "public quilt" of spaces ranging from intimate seating nooks to larger collective spaces. In this way Temperance is "governed" to a discipline of progressive design reasoning