Slow Food Nation, Spirits Pavilion

We designed an environment for sampling cocktails that embraces the "alchemical" transformation of agricultural sources into highly refined products.

  • Type Cultural
  • Location San Francisco, California
  • Date 2008

The boldly graphic architecture is part landscape and part atmospheric bar. Recalling of agricultural landscapes, each strip represents one of the base spirits: whiskey, brandy, rum, vodka, gin and tequila with the vertical portion presenting an image of the agricultural source. Paper parasols, reminiscent of cocktail umbrellas and clouds, infuse the space with a soft light effect that merges day with night. Boxes from recycled lumber display historical artifacts of cocktail culture and the contemporary creations of small producers.

Project Awards

  • 2015 AIA Nebraska Merit Award for Architectural Interiors
  • 2008 AIA San Francisco Special Achievement Award
Photography By Photography by Cesar Rubio
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