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, San Francisco California, 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
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.