Redsalt Bar, Darwin, NT
The client called for a revamp of image, the establishment of identity, and a zoning of the bar from the existing restaurant and lobby.
Qualities of light, textures and rhythms of the Territory directed the design, evoking a sense of place. The intonation between light and dark, the variations of luminosity help to create mystery and depth, referencing the experience of the bush. Projected images and variations in light sources establish a sense of time, the progression from day to night, within an otherwise isolated timezone. Repetition of material and surface suggest patterns of the landscape at all scales, from the vastness of country, to the markings on an insect.
Division of space became a solution to manage the awkwardness of the area and the proposed uses of the bar; from office extension and café during the day, to pre-dinner drinks venue, then tapas and wine bar at night.