'Untitled' Speakeasy Chicago

Professional work under DMAC Architecture Scope: 18,000 S.F. Bar and Lounge Design Principal: Dwayne MacEwen Project Architect: Jeremy Nye Designer: Ben Fry Located in Chicago's River North neighborhood, 'Untitled' is a restaurant and lounge evoking a timeless experience. The speakeasy concept allows patrons 'in the know 'to pass through oversized and unmarked doors only to encounter a fork in the road. A ground level storefront may appear to be the object of destination, however the lights, sounds, and aromas directed from the downward staircase act as a guide to entertainment. Artfully placed operable doors allow for a variety of experiences depending on the evenings function. DMAC worked with the more than 18,000 square feet to generate maximum flexibility in the design. Whether you are looking for a quiet dinner or to be the centerpiece of the event, Untitled offers a dynamic range of spatial settings with the ability to act as one large venue or several small intimate rooms. Furthering the experience DMAC used a tasteful tradition of restored furniture and finishes that contrasts with leading edge audio/video equipment. Much like the operable nature of the surrounding environment, tv and projection screens are concealed within oversized mirrors allowing the space to commit to a true prohibition experience or open to the needs of a contemporary venue. (Photography provided by Jeremy Nye)

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