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Prettyman's Atoll - planning a complete rebuild
Prettyman's Atoll
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Joined: Jan 14, 2016
Posts: 13
From: Pinole, California
Posted: 2018-02-10 1:53 pm   Permalink

A progress report on the redesign/rebuild of Prettyman's Atoll.

First, a few disclaimers:
• I'm teaching myself architectural modeling with Revit, so much about these early models will be unorthodox, clunky, silly, or just plain wrong. Feel free to point any such errors out to me, as I may not even know I've erred at this point.
• The neoclassical bust on a marble column will *not* be part of the room dιcor. That's a temporary stand-in for a standing tiki until such time that I figure out how to model a tiki in this software.
• The non-tiki bar stools are just place-holders. I'll be going with something more tiki-themed for the real deal.
• These early models are focusing on the overall structure, layout, and flow of the room, rather than than on the tiki and poly pop dιcor that will hopefully cover nearly every surface in the tiki room, so apologies if it looks tiki-sterile at this point.
• Last, with only a few exceptions, I haven't yet layered in mechanical, electrical, plumbing, or structural details. In this first round of planning, I'm focusing on the architectural aspects of the project.

Second, I'm hoping that folks with a better eye for design, architecture, history, entertaining, and the like may have feedback on this initial design. What would you change? What would you add? What would you lose? What do you think I'll regret if I follow through with it? What do you think I'll regret if I don't do it? What am I not even thinking about at this point?

Here's a 3D overview of the redesign so far:

Some of the main changes:
• The floor level is 16 inches lower than existing, so there will be steps down into the room from the main house and steps up to the areas on either side of the tiki room.
• I lengthened the bar by two feet, so the main surface of the bar is now 10 feet long.
• I added a hinged counter over the entry to the bar, bringing the length of the main surface of the bar to nearly 12 feet.
• I sketched in 5 shelves for bottle display and storage. Four of these are 9' 9" and one is 12 feet long. All are 16 inches from each other vertically.
• I added in a huge over-bar cabinet that will store my most commonly used glassware, mugs, and bowls, as well as audio equipment and speakers, and probably the electronics and switches for lights, sound and lighting effects, and other special effects. I may also install a touchscreen to access a database of less frequently made drink recipes .
• I've sketched in a generously sized booth (table is 3 x 6 feet) with under-seat storage that should handle much of our board game collection.
• The mini-fridge now fits neatly under the bar.

Here's a section looking from the wall behind the bar (first a thin section, then a full-depth section):

Here's a section looking from the house towards the bar (first a thin section, then a full-depth section):

Here's a section looking from the pool-side wall towards the room (first a thin section, then a full-depth section):

I still have no idea how I'll handle ice (a problem with my existing bar)--at the very least, I'd like a place where I can leave an amount of ice and not have it mostly melted when I need it 15 minutes later.

I'm not sure what back story I'll need to create to make it fit into a tiki bar, but I inherited an industrial fog machine that I'd love to hide under the front center of the bar (under the foot rest and hidden behind opaque fabric) and include among my bar's special effects (perhaps when a fog cutter is ordered?).

Let me know what you think, fellow Tiki-Centralers!

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