UNICORN / NARWHAL
"Why not?" –
The owner, who is in an old friend of Jeff's, contacted bARC to assist in completing the conversion of the Satellite Bar and Restaurant in the Capital Hill neighborhood of Seattle into the Unicorn Bar and Restaurant.
bARC was then challenged with developing a design for the Narwhal in the 4000 square foot lower level space which had also been procured with the lease of the main floor bar. Previously an underutilized storage space, bARC repurposed this empty box into a 230 person bar, music venue and games room. The staircase, which connects the main floor and lower floor, became Narwhal's defining element by exposing a unique three-story interior space. Originally built as an auto dealership, the building features heavy timber construction. By revealing and enhancing the existing wood structure with minimal new structural intervention, bARC was able to capture this unconventional interior space.
Photographs - Alex Hayden