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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2006 awards -> Blow: Urban Lounge & Glass Blowing Studio



Entry number: UB06014
Project Name: Blow: Urban Lounge & Glass Blowing Studio
Building Type: Urban Lounge and Tavern
Completion Date: Estimated 2007
Architect: RAFI Architecture

Design team:
Interior Designer: Fielden & Partners

Design Approach/Narrative: Visitors to the tavern and gallery can view the glassblowers at work through a fire-protective glass wall separating the functions. The gallery utilizes an existing 1940's storefront: the glassblowing studio and tavern is new construction. An appropriate fire separation segregates the tavern from the gallery. The 2.5 million dollar project is located in an older segment of downtown Las Vegas consisting almost entirely of single-story buildings, and is to be developed between existing structures. The open courtyard entrance brings relief to the block-long street-face. The free-form interior shapes of the tavern also reflect the freedom and art of glass-blowing within the juxtaposition of the rigid urban grid in downtown Las Vegas.

Challenges: Fire-safety between workshop and tavern area open to the public.

Regional Significance: Upscale Urban lounge and gallery in historic downtown Las Vegas.
Area: 9,000 Square Feet.

Material in ASL Library: Form Core Boards, Project Description Form, Exteriors Photos, Location Map, Site Plan, Floor Plan, and Interior Photos






These images are low-resolution reproductions of the images provided for the AIA Nevada Design Awards. All materials should be considered copyrighted and may not be reproduced or used without permission.

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