This project consists of designing a new pub located in Sapa. The typical mountain weather is an important aspect of the project. The idea stems from the conceptualized house plan of H.Mong: Each small corner has its distinctive function in the house but shares the common space. This evokes a generally warm and intimate vibe very suitable for a pub, especially in a cold town like Sapa.
The context of the town influences our design: Sapa is located in the province of Lao Cai, in northwestern Vietnam, near the border with China. This chain includes Vietnam’s highest mountain, Fan Si Pan. In addition, other mountains complete a very steep terrain.
In this project, the specific functions of each corner of the house are symbolized by the following elements:
wood is used for the corner of the fireplace.
Fabric is used for the sofa corner of friends.
The metal for the corner and water for the counter.
The mix of materials and colors highlights the project concept. For the Ninety pub, we proposed to install the bar and billiards table in the front right by the entrance of the pub. Further behind are two more intimate corners, perfect for chatting in a cozy atmosphere by the fireplace and lounging around in sofas upholstered in ethnic decorated fabric. When our architects design the Sapa pub, we also found that Paul Klee’s paintings matched the place so well in both color and form. So we decided to decorate the place with some of his prints.