Knowledge Bar and Social Room

Interior Architecture- Small Scale (<5,000 sf)

Project Narrative

Nestled within the historic 1913 wrapper of the former Covington YMCA, Knowledge Bar and Social Room is a seamless fusion of heritage and contemporary elegance. Steeped in a rich history, this space beckons visitors into an atmosphere that transcends time, inviting them to partake in an experience that is simultaneously rooted in tradition and ablaze with modern vitality.
At the heart of this enchanting chamber lies the bar, a nightlight of its own, casting a soft glow that serves as both a beacon and a symbolic epicenter. Its purpose extends beyond the art of mixology; it is a conduit that activates the very essence of the suite-style hotel above.
Every detail within this meticulously curated space is designed to evoke a sense of belonging and to stimulate intellectual discourse. The bar itself is a testament to craftsmanship, with its meticulous layering of materials and balance between form and function. Knowledge stands as an embodiment of the convergence of old-world charm and contemporary flair.
Ascending to the suite-style hotel above, the lobby floor is activated by the pulse of the bar below. The transition is seamless, orchestrated by the architectural grace of an internal lightwell, which carries the vivacity of the social room upwards by illuminating the suites above with active lighting.
Knowledge transcends its physical boundaries, inviting all who enter to partake in a singular experience that transcends the ordinary, leaving an indelible mark on the soul.


Project Details

Submission Category

Interior Architecture- Small Scale (<5,000 sf)

Date of Completion

March, 2023