Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mississippi Blues / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects

© Rien van Rijthoven

Architects: Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Project Team: Stanley Saitowitz, Alan Tse, John Winder
Construction: Lyon Construction
Project Area: 167 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photograph: Rien van Rijthoven

© Rien van Rijthoven

Mississippi is a soul food restaurant in the Fillmore Jazz District of San Francisco.

jazz concept diagram

Like the river, a single table meanders through the space – here everyone sits around and eats as a family. Oxbows and curves allow parties to cluster.

mississippi concept diagram

Above the table is an echo of brass pipes that cast light and deflect sound. One wall is the bar, the other an open kitchen with seating for diners to watch the theatre of cooking.

section 01

The table spills out into a small outdoor court with sidewalk views.

Within atmosphere is clubby and lush.

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