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Campari vanguard


Brutalism meets Bedouin at Frank’s Café and Campari Bar, the latest output from the clan that brought us Angel of the North and Blind Light

Twenty-one-year-old Cambridge architecture graduate Paloma – daughter of Antony Gormley – and her friend Lettice designed and built the temporary structure on the rooftop of a multi-storey car park in Peckham, London.

Made from used scaffolding, PVC tarpaulin and ratchet straps, the eatery benefits from commanding views of the cityscape, vibrant inhabitants, and occasional sonic sculptures to boot. Paloma, who was plucked from obscurity by commercial gallery owner Hannah Barry, reminisces of a ‘girl-heavy construction team’ given unbridled access to her family’s ageing Volvo. Astragal recommends the grilled ox heart (£3.50) washed down with a ‘Byceclete’ (£4.00), a cocktail of Campari and wine.


Readers' comments (2)

  • Lettice Drake was the designer and project manager of the job. Paloma was only one of many who helped Lettice. Enough with the celeb-obsession already

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  • Altfuturepeckham

    I'm affraid one will always be in danger of "celeb-obsession" when dealing with "Celebart" and her cousin "Celebtecture". I'm sure Lettice Drake will eventually occupy her well earned place in the pantheon of "Celebtehture" judging by the exposure this project has received.

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