• Location: Zeba Centre, Mathuradas Mill Compound,,
Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra,
• Use: Bar, Restaurant, Performance Space, Commercial.
• The lounge will be used as a music venue within a complex
of sound recording studios in a converted warehouse and
incorporates a restaurant, bar and live music stage.
• Client: Blue Frog Media Pvt. Ltd.
• Completion: October2006- November 2007 [Completed]
• Budget: £0.9 Million
• Area: 1,000 sqm
Build By SERIE ARCHITECTS
• DesignTeam: Chris Lee, Kapil Gupta,
Tomas Ruis Osborne, SantoshThorat,
Purva Jamdade, Suril Patel, Dharmesh
Thakker, Niti Gourisaria,Vrinda Seksaria
and Udayan Mazumdar.
• Acoustic Design: Munroe Acoustics (UK)
• Lighting Design:AbhayWadhwa
• General Contractors: Zigma Enterprises
• Project Managers: Masters Management
• Branches : London, Mumbai, Singapore
• The amalgamation of stage and dining seating arrangements
generates the open seating booth layout of the Blue frog lounge
• The Blue Frog Lounge combines a performance space, dining
space, dance floor, and recording studios within a renovated
factory space in the heart of Mumbai.
• The strategies of hybridisation of the 90s,
more often resulted in the smooth blending
of one tectonic surface with another.
• Accompanying this tendency is the belief
that the formal procedure of blending will
result in the cross-breeding of programme.
Futuristic: Organic: Cellular
• The deep structure that was employed is of a
cellular organization composed of circles of
varying sizes in plan approximating a horse-
• The differential extrusions of these circles
encapsulated at different levels as tiered
cylindrical seating booths, allow the eye level
of diners and standing patrons to be
distributed across staggered levels that
increase in height away from the stage.
Design Resembling Blue Frog
• What really sets the mood in BlueFrog is the backlit
structure in which the booths are placed like pods.
• Each table has the distinctive shape of a lily pad, so
that when you look across the entire room, it resembles
just the kind of pond you would expect to find frogs in.
• The lighting from within the intermediate structure
shifts from blue to red, but it is the blue that gives the
appearance of water flowing between the tables.
• During a performance, when the house lights are
dimmed, it looks as if the guests are out in the middle of
a pond glinting under the moonlight. In this way, Serie
has created an atmosphere that transports the listeners
out of a typical lounge setting and into a dreamy
landscape where light and music play on the
The culture that reigns at the Blue Frog is music.
The empty central area can be used as additional space for standing
visitors or as an extension to the stage.
•Bottle Installation in Bumped Style.
•3 Platforms on Bar Counter.
•Bar CounterAnd Food Service Area lie in on line.
Ceiling & Floor
• The ceilings of the single- slop roofs are acoustically treated to be
completely absorptive and clad with 4 layers of Rockwool and foam.
• Given the age of the warehouse, the construction of the club involved
considerable renovations to the roof and glazing of the north light
• The poured concrete finish floor is terraced by infilling at different levels
to create the cylindrical steps that increase in height away from the
• “The effective lighting solutions fills a room
with a dim glow or a vibrant glare”.
• The whole nodal structure of the seating act as
one big light fixture—tying the whole space
• The narrow-beam RGB LED illuminaires
incorporated into the booth set-up create
intensive patches of bright light and what
appear to be darker spaces in between.
• This adds an element of drama to the seating
area, whereby the lighting is generally very low
level and glare-free.
•RGB LEDs offer a color change option.
•Blue illumination sets a low key, cool
party atmosphere in tune with the
•White illumination adds elegance to
more intimate dining situations.
•Red illumination sparks energy and
intensifies a performance
•This flexible, theatrical scheme turns
traditional stage lighting upside-down
as it brings the focus onto the audience
as well as the performers.
•The rest of the space thrives on
darkness and shadow.
• Another challenge was controlling the acoustics
within the lounge.
• The positive acoustic qualities of the massive load
bearing walls of the warehouse worked to the project’s
• Along the perimeter of the lounge,The bumped
textured, plasterboard wall panelling helps disperse
& absorb sound waves and is also layered with
Rockwool to absorb low frequencies.
• Not only do the bumps help with the sound, they also
add another amphibious element to the room as they
resemble the bumpy skin of a toad.
•The different sized cylindrical booths seat
between 4 and 10 people and are arranged
around an open centre that can either double up
as a potential 360 degree stage or accommodate
standing patrons, bringing them closer to the
main stage to create an intimate viewing
•The structure is designed according
Organisation cell composed of circles of various
sizes with a configuration, in plan, a horseshoe.
Cylindrical Booth Seatings
• Cellular organisation space …
Seating space section
•Cylindrical dining booths in the main performance area are carved
from an undulating expanse of stepped wood frame, the surface of
which is topped with translucent acrylic glass and illuminated from
beneath with LED’s. The result is a web of color-changing semicircles
that delineate the individual dining areas .
•They utilized a 19mm-thick block board, which is two sheets of
plywood with blocks in between to maximize space for the backlit
acrylic resin surface by minimizing the thickness of the walls .
•This material was easy enough to bend into the circular shape of the
booths, but remains structurally sound.
•The plywood was then covered in a mahogany fluting to give it a
dark and classy look.
•One of the layers of plywood is stripped off and the exposed
wooden blocks are scoured to allow the sheet to bend to the
•The scoured block board panels are placed in position, before a
layer of plywood is re-laminated onto the exposed surface. The
resultant curved panel is very rigid and structurally stable.
•Govind Menon 37
•Bhavika Khandekar 27
•Prathamesh Belose 04
•Sanjana Das 07
•Prakshal Shah 65