10/01/2007

i Fratelli Ristorante & Wine Bar, Irving, TX

Project Innovations 2007

 

 

Submitting Company:
CM Architecture PA (dba CMA), Ft. Worth, TX

Project Team: (not all-inclusive)
i Fratelli Inc., owner; CM Architecture PA (dba CMA), architect; MDI Inc. General Contractors, general contractor; Baird, Hampton, & Brown Inc., engineer.

Project Specifics:
Building type/use: restaurant

Square footage: 4,000 square feet

Project cost: not available

Project completion: August 2006

Product Suppliers: (not all-inclusive)
3form Inc. | Architex Intl. | Armstrong | Bruck Lighting Systems | Chicago Metallic Corp. | Dal-Tile Corp. | Eureka Lighting Inc. | Louis Poulsen Lighting | Milliken Carpet | National Wallcovering Inc. | The Sherwin-Williams Co. | Wilsonart Intl.

 

When the owners of i Fratelli (which means "the brothers" in Italian - the owners are the four Cole brothers) began planning the move of their successful strip-mall restaurant to a new freestanding location, they also decided to take the leap from the previously successful casual atmosphere to upscale dining and a formal wine bar.

But, maintaining the family atmosphere and family-friendly prices were also in the owners' plan - the result being that customers would get even more for their money. Today, families fill the restaurant every night of the week, affirming the sense of heritage that was the dream - and realization - of the Cole brothers.

Special Design Feature
Creating an elegant wine bar - one that would be beautiful and unique, and would emphasize wine and encourage conversation - was a priority to i Fratelli's owners. Those goals were achieved by showcasing wine in custom wine storage and by using granite, brick, dark wood, sparkling mosaic tiles, and accent lighting, as well as by eliminating televisions.

A long, waving wall of dark wood and metal custom wine racks establish uniqueness to the restaurant while achieving partial visual division between two levels of intimate dining. Glowing cubes of translucent resin also form vertical storage for wine bottles between the guests in the entry and those dining.

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

 


 
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