5,000 sq. ft.
Embracing the growing craft beer movement our client decided to ‘pair’ his high-end outdoor appliances/ accessories store with a nanobrewery. The owner of Backyard Barbecue Store purchased a former car wash facility to move and expand his business. The exterior, due to limited street exposure we combined industrial corrugated metal and reclaimed wood from Wisconsin barns to clad the existing concrete block and distinguish the store from its surroundings. Wanting to celebrate the buildings history and preserve some industrial elements from the car wash we began to ‘craft’ designs for the client to “brew on”.
Salvaged industrial elements such as the concrete floor, timber and steel beams and exposed brick were power washed and sandblasted. We removed interior partitions creating an open floor plan with ample display areas to showcase a variety of products but also function as an event space. The layout creates a logical procession from the entry lobby through a series of grilling/cooking stations and eventually to a nanobrewery.
We added large skylights centered on the main retail space to provide daylight throughout. The original steel overhead doors were repaired to connect the showroom with new outdoor patios. Salvaged barn wood was used to clad a number of the built-ins and partitions. Although a connection to the exterior was desired, the retail needs to function year round. Accordingly, insulation was added to the roof and an energy efficient mechanical system was installed. Make-up air units were added allowing for fully functional appliances to be used during events.
Cook Architectural Design Studio, Inc.