Fugazzi Basement | studio gram

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Fugazzi Basement | studio gram

Traditional Land Owners

South Australia

Interior Architecture
Built by Ben
Timothy Kaye
Project summary

“You know what a Fugazzi is? Fugazzi, it’s a fake. It’s a hazy, It’s a doozie, It’s fairy dust. It doesn’t exist. It never landed. It is in no matter. It’s not on the elemental chart. It’s not fucking real.”

Descending the stairs into the dimly-lit space, guests are transported to a rich underground lair, where the boundaries between reality and fantasy intertwine. As you take a seat at the bar, you’re consumed by a sense of intrigue, wondering what secrets this hidden basement may hold.

This is a place where reflective surfaces, sleek two-toned timber panelling, marble and geometric tile patterns are layered to evoke a sense of nostalgia that’s both decadent and indulgent, but it’s not real.

The extraordinary team at studio gram accomplished the seemingly impossible task of transforming our utility basement into a premium venue. From the outset, we faced a daunting challenge, but studio gram’s attentive listening and exceptional design vision exceeded our expectations. Their choice of finishes and expert guidance delivered an outcome beyond imagination.

Since opening, patrons have been captivated, often remarking on the otherworldly experience and timeless ambiance. We are overjoyed with the result and have full confidence that our venue will become an iconic destination in Adelaide.

Thank you studio gram, for turning our vision into a breathtaking reality.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Taku Kamikawa, Joinery

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