Part Time Lover diner by Sans-Arc Studio is modern and bold while respecting historical context

Part Time Lover diner by Sans-Arc Studio is modern and bold while respecting historical context

Part Time Lover is an all-day-diner, an oasis from the hustle and bustle of Adelaide. The project was designed by Sans-Arc Studio.

“The project embraces custom design and manufacturing throughout; five and eight meter long custom linear pendant lights illuminate the bar and banquette seating. Fixed and loose furniture has been adjusted to cope with a fall of 200mm across the space – meaning each seat has its place within the room. The curves, whilst playing to an aesthetic, create flow and movement through the space, making operation and visiting a smooth experience. The operable boundary windows connect the building to its context, immersing the customer in greenery, historic buildings, and soft, warm light. The project embraces and works with its historical context, maintaining the existing Mintaro slate flooring and using the stone boundary wall as banquette seating. The material selections subtly contrast and complement these materials, hand-selected blonde WRC timber, brown terrazzo, white concrete and muted green tiles. The aesthetic is modern and bold, but sympathetic to its surrounds. The division of space and management of traffic flow is unique to Part Time Lover. There are three pathways across the room, one for staff, one easy route on the southern end of the site, and one through the middle. This walkway through the middle is key, the U-shaped counter is a focal point, a moment of theatre where a bartender shakes a cocktail. It is also pinch point within the space, discouraging you from cutting through, but catching people, encouraging them to push and interact with those clustered around that spot,” explains Sans-Arc Studio

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Custom linear pendant & concrete bar
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Muted green tiles on bar
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Waiter station
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Brown terrazzo
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Terrace
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Exterior