The beautiful restaurant that you see now wasn’t always as friendly and attractive as it is now. It once was a dark and shady pizza parlor. In 2009, a team of architects formed by Barbara Bestor (Principal), Cathy Johnson (Project Architect), John Colter (Senior Designer), Urban Organics Landscape Design, Nicholas Tan and Gordon Polon Engineering worked at this project and managed to turn the place into a contemporary pizza restaurant that looks nothing like the old one.
In order to achieve this look, the architects had to strip down all the layers that have applied on the walls and to expose the original structure.The exterior also got new skylights and cuts into the structure that bring natural light inside. The restaurant opens up to the street, welcoming costumers.
On the inside, the background elements are wrapped in different materials. For example, the walls are covered with plywood, the ceilings are wrapped in kraft paper and the counters are in marble. The interior is also filled with custom furniture and strong primary colors that create a very friendly atmosphere. Moreover, there is also a mini garden split by a huge glass sliding wall.
The restaurant is extremely child friendly so it would be the perfect place to have dinner with the whole family. It’s a perfect example of how you can transform an old and dark place into a contemporary and friendly place, and this can be applied for private areas as well.