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CLAD concept of the week: A heartstopping cocktail bar suspended over a canyon

Mexican studio Tall Arquitectos are the team behind this week’s concept of the week: A cantilevered cocktail bar and restaurant suspended terrifyingly over Mexico’s Copper Canyon.

The design imagines a building called Biré Bitori extending far out from the rock face, overhanging a sheer drop below. The restaurant would feature a glass floor, providing a heartstopping view down to the bottom of the canyon.

Above the restaurant level, the studio have also envisioned an open-air observation deck and pool which offer panoramic views of the landscape, including a huge waterfall.

The spectacular Copper Canyon, located in the northwestern state of Chihuahua, is 600 km (372m) in length. It is a well-known adventure holiday destination, with popular activities including hiking, biking and horseback riding.

While Tall Arquitectos’ proposal is just a concept at this stage, several similarly scary projects have been built for real.

Peruvian tour operator Natura Vive offers courageous guests the opportunity to climb 1,312ft up a cliff face to sleep in a transparent hanging bedroom; Hunan's Shiniuzhai National Geological Park features a glass-bottomed bridge crossing a 180m deep chasm; and Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies has opened a suspended glass platform hovering high above the Columbia Glacier.

Meanwhile, an outdoor glass slide 1,000ft above the ground will soon link the 70th and 69th floors of LA’s Bank Tower.

CLAD concept  architecture  design  Tall Arquitectos  Mexico  Copper Canyon 
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Mexican studio Tall Arquitectos are the team behind this week’s concept of the week: A cantilevered cocktail bar and restaurant suspended terrifyingly over Mexico’s Copper Canyon. The design imagines a building called Biré Bitori extending far out from the rock face, overhanging a sheer drop below. The restaurant would feature a glass floor, providing a heartstopping view down to the bottom of the canyon. Above the restaurant level, the studio
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