2024 | Professional

NY Architectural Design Awards Silver Winner Winner

LUXE

Entrant Company

engine,inc.

Category

Interior Design - Lounges & Bars

Client's Name

JHBridge,Inc.

Country / Region

Japan

Set in the heart of Shinjuku Kabukicho, Japan's largest entertainment district, this lounge bar aims to blend the allure of glamour with an undertone of decadence. Designed to be an oasis of calm amidst the bustling chaos, it seeks to provide a sanctuary for those weary from the daily grind, offering solace and tranquility.



The inspiration for this space stems from its unique location within a bustling pleasure district. By contrasting the exterior noise with interior silence, the design creates a high-end lounge atmosphere. A strategic lighting and design plan ensures that the illumination levels are kept moderate, allowing for privacy among guests without the distraction of others. The concept originated from the idea of utilizing low-light conditions to segregate materials into zones, maximizing their impact and contributing to the overall inspiration.



Key design elements are built around the themes of 'glamour' and 'decadence,' achieved through material choices and lighting techniques. The design eschews base lighting in favor of indirect lighting, neon, and shimmering metal paneling to maximize the effects of light. The contrast between inorganic and organic materials further accentuates a sense of decadence.



Colorful artificial flowers are strategically placed throughout the space to add vibrancy against the inorganic backdrop, enhancing the lounge's visual appeal.



The lounge aspires to make a social and environmental impact by being a secluded, quiet space amidst the noisy throngs, providing a healing environment for people exhausted by their daily lives. This design encapsulates the essence of a high-end lounge, offering a space where the vibrancy and noise of the outside world are beautifully contrasted with the serene and decadent atmosphere within, creating an urban refuge for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Credits

engine,Inc.
Takahiro Todoroki
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