Caravan Fitzrovia - Restaurant, Bar and Roastery
Caravan Bankside - Restaurant, Bar and Roastery
The design of a dining, drinking, and take-out space in the re-purposed BBC1 Recording Studios of Great Portland Street, London
As creative director: all architectural and interior aspects
Proprietor and Co-designer: Laura Harper-Hinton
Construction design: Macaulay SInclair
Photographer: Issy Croker
A series of pink brick ‘lattice’ screens are the primary architectural element designed to organise this expansive 600sqft Central London site. The screens, influenced by the brick laying techniques used to create the building, divide whilst still retain a sense of the sites impressive scale, and allow light to permeate throughout. The warm clay-pink tones derived from the brick also form the basis of the restaurants palette, which provides warmth to this North facing site.
The result is a bold design, capturing the essence of the Caravan brand through its casual, laid back style and natural materials. But also a distinct scheme with a locally relevant design vocabulary, and an awareness of growing and progressing the Caravan portfolio of restaurant spaces.