Moody raw materials bounce warm light at Stem bar by Sans-Arc Studio in Adelaide
Stem is a moody, romantic wine bar and restaurant located in Adelaide, Australia. Originally a mechanic workshop, most recently Caos Cafe, a budget friendly “pub”, the unoccupied space was transformed into a vivid venue by Sans-Arc Studio.
“The brief called for a moody, industrial space, aiming to house a number of functions – a wine cellar, bar, intimate dining spaces and a function room. The concept for the venue was aspirational, multi-faceted and aimed to create an elevated drinking and dining experience. The project has two conceptual underpinnings. Firstly to create an expansive yet intimate space; one that feels layered, deep and encourages exploration, but is full of small, unique moments – different experiences within the venue. Secondly, to use texture, sculptural forms and light to create drama within the space. The design contrasts light and dark, rough and smooth, channeling brutalism and using raw materials whilst framing soft plants and greenery. The space is dramatic, texturally rich, natural and phenomenologically considered. Green moments within a sculptural concrete jungle, gently speckled with natural light and intimate pockets to hide away in,” explains Sans-Arc Studio