278 North Skinker
St. Louis, MO 63130
2009 American Institute of Architects St. Louis Award of Honor, Interiors Category
In collaboration with restaurateur Zöe Robinson, we designed and built Bobo Noodlehouse. This job encapsulates the depth and breadth of SPACE’s skills. Within 950 square feet and a budget of less than $300,000, we designed a sleek, contemporary restaurant, managed its construction and won an American Institute of Architects Award of Honor, the highest honor given by the AIA.
Bobo Noodlehouse beautifully integrates a full-service kitchen and comfortable seating for 32 in this modern design. The space is anchored by a “wood box” clad in laminated wood that is typically used for flooring, and it houses the kitchen, dishwashing and order counter. Taking advantage of the 16-foot ceilings, the mechanical systems were consolidated above the kitchen, giving the dining area an airy and open feel.
“One clear design idea can carry the day, as this project proves! Well-detailed and disciplined, this design reminds us of the importance of a single concept, carried through with restraint, in a manner both practical and seductive.”