When you set off to do something different, to stand out from the ordinary, bring new life, new thoughts and ideas to a city through innovation and creativity you need teams, people, and great minds to collaborate and build with. The Cabonnay team has been working behind the scenes effortlessly to do something extraordinary, to challenge the status quo, and to reinvent an industry that has remained stale for far too long. We knew that it would take a collaborative effort of like minded individuals who understood our vision, listened to our hopes and desires, and transformed our ideas in to a building that met all compliances, was aesthetically pleasing, and communicated the unique vibe of Cabonnay to the public.
Market Square Architects were the ideal team. Meetings with Partner, Robert Harbeson were a breath of fresh air. His ability to transform our visions into designs elements that represented our brand, spoke our story through design, and met all codes and compliances was music to our ears! “It is fantastic to collaborate with a client that has such a clear vision for a project goal, and understands the role that architecture can play in that sensory experience. Cabonnay seeks to create an urban oasis of art, nature, and cuisine that will transport the visitor, and we are excited to meet the challenge of bringing that experience into the building.” a quote from Partner Robert Harbeson when asked about the 55 Bridge Street project. From the onset of our partnership with Market Square Architects we knew we were working with a team that possessed deep rooted care and attention to detail for their clients. He truly listed to our story and unearthed the essence of Cabonnay through his building designs.
Layers at Cabonnay - The Story Behind The Design From Market Square Architects
Changes in depth, and the creation of volumes as well as a variety in textures, color and materials highlight this scheme. This concept may be the most elegant in terms of the arrangement of forms. From the left side of the building, a simple cable rail at the ramp with a bright white aluminum open canopy creates a layer in front of the building through which one can see, and which creates a material contrast to the brick beyond and enables shadow lines to form depth and texture.
Between the first two sets of windows, we would propose a vertical open trellis a couple of feet off of the building. A shade ivy should do very well on this face, and all of the openings in the trellis and plants will again create shadow and movement on the building beyond. This form would break the plane of the building elevation, creating a layer of massing proud of the rectangular form beyond and beginning to break up the scale of the existing structure. The living plants as a wall tie to the deck garden, and harken to the idea of vineyard. A simple white aluminum canopy fascia provides a location for vertical signage, and creates another contrasting horizontal band at the center of the building where the greatest amount of glass is present.
To the right, below the roof deck, we propose removing the existing brick veneer, sealing and painting the block beyond a light grey. This creates four to five inches of depth at that location enabling the corner to be viewed as a separate volume. The change in depth also gives us room on the side street beyond on which we can layer wire mesh over a portion of the elevation to tie it to the front, and to create form, shadow and depth on the side elevation. Similarly, at the front, we would propose three wire mesh panels located almost four feet off of the building beyond. This creates a new plane beyond the building, enables another vertical element to break up the mass of the volume beyond, and provides shadow and texture in front of the brick. In each panel between the building and the mesh we would envision vertical banners in the Cabonnay red emblazoned with the words: Fresh, Oasis, Bliss. The movement of these vibrant fabrics beyond the mesh creating visual energy at the face of the building.
The Cabonnay journey has is far from over. We are entering into a new phase of design, build and deliver. We are excited to be aligned with the best in the state. The execution of this design build will compliment the sensory experience we cherish at Cabonnay. The movement through the space and careful consideration of our guest's moments and experiences is what will set this building apart and leave people with a moment to truly find their oasis.
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