Rigolo Café / Terry & Terry Architecture

© Ethan Kaplan

Rigolo was designed to be a neighborhood cafe/bakery, combining a French-inspired menu with an inviting and warm dining space. The project involved remodeling an existing retail space of an existing 1950′s building.

Architect: Terry & Terry Architecture
Location: 3465 California Street, , USA
Engineer: Santos Urrutia Structural Engineers Inc.
Kitchen Layout: Robert Yick Co.
General Contractor: Roebuck Construction
Project Area: 2000 sqf
Project Year: 2005
Photographs: Ethan Kaplan

© Ethan Kaplan

The primary elements of our design include removing the low-lying drop ceiling to reveal the existing roof structure, which gives the space a lofty feel, inserting a slit skylight into the roof, allowing natural light to flood into the center of the space.  also designed a wood ribbon wall on the west side of the interior to connect the front and back entrances; the wall also functions as built-in seating for the dining tables.

© Ethan Kaplan
© Ethan Kaplan

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Cite: "Rigolo Café / Terry & Terry Architecture" 19 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=127028>