>> Monday, August 16, 2010
When I worked for the hospitality design firm in Memphis, this image was tacked to the side of my workstation for 2 years.
The little dome spaces in the back are the restrooms.
What I like most about this space is the shoestring budget that in no way, shape, or form limited the level of design. The architects used skylight domes to achieve the bubbled ceiling look, which are backlit with LEDs. The LEDs probably ate 80% of their budget, but the space would not have made Architectural Record (or my pin up space) without them.
I have yet to go back to Diva at night. Boston is so small and messes up your perception of distance so much, that asking a group of people to go to a bar in Davis Square, a whopping 5 miles from the city center, is like suggesting we all drive to Chicago for the night.
Architect: Hansy Better Barraza and Anthony Piermarini
Source: Architectural Record