Janis

Colonia Roma
Mexico D.F., Mexico

Area / 520 m2
Architecture - Interior Design / em-estudio . Tónico Visual
Photography / Mara Sánchez Renero Labelle
Year / 2013

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Janis is a Club located in a house from the early 20th century in Colonia Roma. The inspiration for the design of the space comes from the character of Janis Joplin, seeking to create an environment that refers to the scene of bohemian rock in the seventies.

The intervention in the house, that can gather up to 700 people, consisted in “cleaning” all the finishes in the walls, leaving visible its “guts” made of brick and structural beams, and then painting them in black, which is the base color to the whole space: floors, walls and ceilings. The color palette is complemented by red, dark purple and gold, and details with brass and mirrors.

The access is through a lobby that has infinite mirror walls that frame the box office, leading to a stone staircase, surrounded by huge drapes, that leads to the main room an the VIP lounge.

The main room has an infinite light bulb ceiling with red and white glow that reacts to the beat of the music.

On the side is the long main bar, with a golden brass front and a counter bar made with eight intervened pianos.

Perpendicular to the bar is a large window facing the patio, where neon words that emerged from lyrics of Janis Joplin are floating in the space. In the main courtyard wall is a huge brass canvas with the image of the legendary singer.

In the basement of the house is the Joplin, the VIP room, decorated in Bohemian Chic style with fabrics on the walls and furniture with classic lines.

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Main Bar

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DJ Booth

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Janis Patio

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Joplin

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Foyer

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Bar

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Ticket / Infinite Mirror

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WC

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Ground Floor

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Top Floor