Project: The Urban Silhouette
Location: Sec – 56, Gurugram
Area: 1400 sq.ft.
Design Team: Ar. Archishmaan, Sweety Chauhan
7 Heaven is a bar and restaurant project with approximately 170m2, inserted on the ground floor of
a market complex building, located in Noida. The functional program includes a bar area, with
seating and service counters; a customer area, with seating and a dance area; customer sanitary
facilities; and technical areas with restricted access, such as the kitchen, pantry, and storage.
The initial idea of the proposal was to insert the technical program in the secondary areas of the
space, without natural light and close to the existing patios, in order to enable the installation of the
technical equipment for air conditioning and ventilation. As regards the positioning of the bar, was
considered a solution facing the entrance, which faces directly onto the restaurant’s main façade,
serving both as a waiting and customer service area.
Through this arrangement, the “core” of the space, which is large and with a generous ceiling height,
remained free for the use of customers. Given the geometry of the lot itself, two rooms with distinct
environments were created, aiming for a greater diversity of use. The first one, adjacent to the main
façade, is characterized by the strong entry of natural light and clear visibility to the public
thoroughfare since the previously opaque shutters have been replaced by shop-window type
openings. A fixed L-shaped sofa was designed along the bordering walls, which combines with
individual tables that can be freely grouped; next to the exterior openings, a two-person table have
been placed for more intimate use. The washbasin was placed in the annexed volume.
As far as the ambiance sought for the project, the intention was to create a space inspired by the
artistic period of the 1920s specifically in an Art Deco style juxtaposing with the modern and
contemporary design elements if the 2020’s, thereby celebrating 100 years of fabulous designing.