“It’s almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.”
– Bernard Williams
Architecture, Interior Design, and Lighting Design
At the top of the Hyatt Centric Buckhead, the design of the rooftop bar, Spaceman, elevates the cultural crossroads experience with a bird’s eye view of Atlanta’s skyline. The design concept focused on the flow of light and sound through a lens of wood textures, rich jeweled tones, and mirrored surfaces; all aimed at connecting the world traveler to the horizon.
When one steps out of the elevator to the roof level, a custom bronzed mirror art piece hints to what lies at the end of a familiar worn path across stenciled concrete floors. Upon arriving at the lobby, a host guides guests to one of two outdoor terraces, the lounge, or the bar. The south terrace lends itself to craft cocktails at sunset amid hand-painted tile archways, glowing lanterns, and Turkish rugs, while the north terrace offers cozy banquette seating beneath a pergola canopy, a grassy spot for a game of cornhole, and a multi-screen wall for game days. Whether perching on an ostrich leathered banquette in front of hand-tied macramé panels or leaning into a rich jewel-toned velvet chair beneath the thatch textured wood beam ceiling, the seating throughout the rooftop is designed to suit a variety of guests and encourages the flow from one space to another. At the crux of the rooftop is an expansive bar placed like a jewel in a glass box. The bar itself is anchored by two columns adorned in bronzed mirrors reflecting art bottles placed on glowing shelves, all framing a view of the evening sky. Above, an undulating sculpture against the backdrop of an artistically lit ceiling creates a beacon effect that can be seen from busy traffic on the highway below.
The design of this Buckhead rooftop bar invites guests to move from one space to another as if walking through the chatter of a nighttime market, sparking spontaneous conversations.