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Rigolo Café / Terry & Terry Architecture

  • Architects: Terry & Terry Architecture
  • Location: 3465 California Street, San Francisco California, USA
  • Architect: Terry & Terry Architecture
  • Engineer: Santos Urrutia Structural Engineers Inc.
  • Kitchen Layout: Robert Yick Co.
  • General Contractor: Roebuck Construction
  • Area: 2000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2005
  • Photographs: Ethan Kaplan

© Ethan Kaplan © Ethan Kaplan © Ethan Kaplan

From the architect. 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.

© 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. Terry & Terry Architecture 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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