Barrio North

Anarchitect, London, 2008


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Looking back at the curved canopy bar 

Kaye Alexander     Download Original

  • Looking back at the curved canopy bar    
  • Plywood bar    
  • The caravan     
  • View towards entrance    
  • Caged artwork    
  • Bar seating    
  • Pixel wall made from customised tiles    
  • The open frontage of Barrio North on to Essex Road    
  • Plan    
  • Plan    
  • SectionA-A    
  • SectionB-B    
  • Front elevation    
  • Section A-A and B-B    
  • Front view render    
  • Existing sections and elevation    
  • Existing plan    
  • Rear view render    
  • Bar view render    
  • Facade detail    

Hispanic-inspired bar interior featuring a found caravan that is sliced and dissected to provide benches and features lightboxes for windows

Structural works include opening up of the facade by removing the cellar from the front and the relocation of the male toilets. These actions pushed the services to the rear of the space and the patrons to the front.


  • Begun: Sep 2007
  • Completed: Jan 2008
  • Floor area: 151m2
  • Sector: Sports and leisure
  • Total cost: £80,000
  • Tender date: Jun 2007
  • Procurement: Small Works
  • Address: 45 Essex Road, London, N1 2SF, United Kingdom

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