The Architecture Bar is a portable steel framed bar that was primarily designed for the launch of the Architect IPA in 2016. The bar was designed by Glasgow based Architecture Practice Dress for the Weather in collaboration with Glasgow Institute of Architects, Drygate, Graphical House and Design Engineering Workshop.
Following from the practice’s Pub Typology research project that focused on the evolution of pub design. At the heart of the bars design lies three main themes, display, communication and experience. Made from five steel frames that can be bolted together in numerous configurations dependent on the installation requirements. Each piece is angled and trimmed from a rectangular form to highlight features of the bar and to ease use by bar staff. There is also space for display of products, bar fridges, storage, glass hanging and cash register. Shelves and chalk boards can be added once the frame is in place.
Dress for the Weather work in both Architecture and Public Art and aim to produce work that engages with and responds strongly to it’s context. Priding itself on being an open and inclusive practice, Dress for the Weather also encourage others to become engaged through walks, talks, workshops and education. Previous clients include Architecture + Design Scotland, NHS Lanarkshire, Glasgow School of Art and National Trust for Scotland.