Jonathan Davidson Architects

The Circle Media Club was conceived as a neutral and timeless backdrop that can be modified over time through use of varying displays, lighting and projections.

There are clearly defined spaces for the three main areas of bar, lounge and restaurant, which are independent but also part of a much larger space. In this context the ceiling becomes the primary method of both defining individual space and providing continuity between spaces through the use of backlit fabric panels set out in bays corresponding to the existing structural grid.

A limited number of elements and palette of materials reduces the visual ‘noise’ associated with bars and restaurants. Natural slate and timber, are used for the floor finishes and are extended to cover the bar and counter, giving a textural quality that is in contrast to the translucent surfaces in the ceiling and walls, which are internally illuminated to provide a delicate, diffuse glow that acts as a defining feature of the space.