Adam Richards Architects tops floating Cheese Barge with patinated aluminium roof - architecture and design

Adam Richards Architects tops floating Cheese Barge with patinated aluminium roof



London architecture studio Adam Richards Architects has designed a boat informed by architect James Stirling's Venice bookshop for a floating cheese-focused restaurant in London.
Permanently moored in Paddington, the barge was commissioned by British Land as the home for The Cheese Bar restaurant.
Top: The floating Cheese Bar restaurant is moored in Paddington. Above: the design was informed by a James Stirling-designed bookshop
The Cheese Barge was built by Adam Richards Architects after a competition was held by the developer.
Its design takes cues from the area's local heritage, surrounding traditional canal boats and was directly informed by James Stirling's boat-informed Electa bookshop pavilion in Venice.
A green aluminium cowl wraps around the barge "There was something really nice about designing a boat that was based on a building that was based on a boat," Adam Richards told Dezeen.
"The barge creates a festive and sophisticated environment, whilst drawing on the heritage of narrow-boat design and local social history."
The restaurant's roof references tarpaulin
The restaurant was built within a 20-metre-long boat and has a rooftop deck above it.
Attached to the rear of the restaurant is a buoy-like structure that houses the kitchen, which is linked to the restaurant by an external bridge.

The exterior of the barge is characterised by its patinated aluminium-clad roof that wraps around the boat, referencing blue tarpaulin covers that are typic...
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