Name: Olio
Location: St Louis, MO
Designer: Unknown

A converted 1930's filling station, Olio is half of a dual project located in St Louis. Utilizing the existing structure, windows, and garage door the space has just enough grittiness and authenticity offset by industrial lighting and an inviting warmth. 

As a small space, the scale of the bar emphasizes the casual atmosphere. Reclaimed tiles, exposed wall finishes, and utilitarian & industrial lighting strongly root the stations past. 

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Name: Pi
Location: St Louis, MO

Located in downtown St Louis, Pi brings warmth to a large space through the use of materials and space planning.

The use of reclaimed, rough wood throughout the space creates a united space while also adding warmth to an otherwise overly large footprint.

Utilizing ceiling drops and vertical breaks, they managed to break up the space into smaller more manageable portions that allow multiple group types.

I love how they tied the space into the agricultural roots of the area by the use of the barn wood and steel, giving a nod to local barns.

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