SouthBound

Charlotte, NC

Recipe:

Demo walls out front to create a covered fun space

Expose raw interior finishes in dining room and bar

Prepare & serve solid Southern Cali Mex food

Good beer / Great tequila

 

Technical
notes:

The weather activates the architecture. Well, not actually the weather. Its typically the restaurant staff reacting to a brewing storm: “Close the Big Flip. The Little Flip is cool, Drop the Monster!” These well deserved nicknames go to three of the custom steel doors which shape the envelope of South Bound. Crafted in raw structural steel and glass, each of these behemoths are actuated uniquely by balance pivot or winch. This ever-changing envelope is integral to the line blurring experience of interior and exterior fun spaces.

 

Winner of 2018 AIA Charlotte Adaptive Reuse Award