Rigolo was designed to function as a neighborhood cafe/bakery, combining a French-inspired menu with an inviting light-filled warm dining space. The project involved remodeling an existing retail space of a 1950’s building.
The primary elements of our design include: Removing the low-lying drop ceiling to reveal the existing roof structure, which gives the space a lofty feel. Inserting a strip skylight into the roof, allowing natural light to wash into the core of the space. Adding a wood ribbon wall on the west side of the interior to connect the front and back entrances, the wall also functions as built-in seating for the dining tables.