Monthly archives for September, 2011

13 September, 2011 | Hospitality

Translating Design

Now that the proverbial dust has settled (construction related dust that is), we figured it might be a good time to update you on one of our projects: Parisi Café. A few weeks ago we teased you with a few photographs of the space while it was under construction. So the obvious follow up is to show you what it all looks like completed, right? Right.

But before we do that, it might be kind of fun to take a look at a few of the renderings Helix designer Andrea Regnier created as inspiration for how the space transformed from conceptual sketches, to brick and mortar (and by that we mean gyp-board and plaster).

Renderings like the images above not only served as a communication tool with the Paris Brothers (client), they also helped to guide aesthetic and construction decisions throughout the entire process. At this point it’s probably time to share the results of all that construction and drawing coordination. Take a look below.

Parisi Cafe resides within Union Station, and is just around 1,000 sf. Owned by the Paris Brothers, designed by us (Helix!) and constructed by Centric Projects. Let us know what you think on our Facebook page, and when you go to grab a coffee at the cafe, let them know you love their new space.