I’m fully aware of how bad my pun game is right now, but Thilina Liyanage’s Beach bar looks absolutely ‘fin’credible! Designed to resemble a scaled-up model of a goldfish, the Beach Bar looks stunning from every angle. The fish’s hollow body serves as the bar + counter area, while the space right beneath the tail provides ample seating. Made with an underlying bamboo structure, the Beach Bar comes with a fish-scale-inspired golden fabric clad that gives the bar its fishy appearance from the outside, while providing partial shade on the inside during the day. Once the sun sets, though, the lamps on the inside help give the fish a distinct diffused warm glow, making it look like the goldfish is glowing – a sight that’s even more fascinating when viewed from the top!

The Beach Bar has a staircase entrance near the tail area, with multi-level seating, and a balcony located right at the mouth, giving you a stellar view of the ocean. Liyanage’s Beach Bar, sadly, exists just as a concept… although the designer has made his 3D model available for free to download… so you could potentially pop on your VR headset, make yourself a cocktail, and indulge in a virtual walkthrough!

Designer: Thilina Liyanage

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