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2010 INSTITUTE HONOR AWARDS FOR INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE RECIPIENT

Architecture

 

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Interior Architecture

 

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Regional & Urban Design

Craftsteak


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Notes of Interest

The architect’s ultimate goal for the restaurant project was to shape, within the one hundred year old shell of this previous National Biscuit Company bakery building, a simple yet texturally and spatially rich interior that integrates the context with the food service both functionally and metaphorically.

Inspired by chef and owner Tom Colicchio’s culinary approach of uncomplicated respect for the ingredient, all furnishings and fittings, such as the walnut and steel dining tables, were designed to celebrate their materials and the simple craftsmanship used to assemble them. In addition to this self-assigned goal, the architect also accommodated Colicchio’s desire for 225 total seats, 2000-bottle wine storage, and 3,000 square foot kitchen, contained within a 3,500 square foot first floor and a 4,500 square foot cellar.

Architect

Bentel & Bentel Architects

   

Owner

FoodCraft LLC

   

Location

New York City

ADDITIONAL CREDITS

Consultant

Alliance Food Equipment Corp.
Archetype Consultants Inc

   

Engineer

Koutsoubis, Alonso Associates, P.E., P.C.
AMA Consulting Engineers, P.C.

   

General Contractor

MG & Company

   

Photo Credit

© Eduard Hueber

   


JURY COMMENTS

It is the crafting of a room
from the ingredients found
in the original structure.

The strangely nostalgic
quality of the design is not
produced by replicating past
forms, but offers an original
weave of metal, glass, and
fabric into an oddly familiar
eating hall.

It very successfully takes a
large volume of space and
makes it comfortable. It is
lovingly crafted with
attention to detail which
brings the scale down by
humans for humans.


2010 INSTITUTE HONOR AWARDS FOR INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE JURY


Daniel H. Wheeler, FAIA (Chair)
Wheeler Kearns Architects, Inc.
Chicago

David H. Hart, FAIA
Utah Capitol Preservation Board
Salt Lake City

Audrey A. Matlock, AIA
Audrey Matlock, Architect
New York City

Audrey Stokes O'Hagan, AIA
Audrey O’Hagan Architect
Newton, Massachusetts

Clive R. Wilkinson, AIA, RIBA
Clive Wilkinson Architects
West Hollywood, California

 

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