Originally published in Interiors & Sources

04/05/2010

A Dramatic Transformation on a Budget

To take advantage of the right mix of food, drink, and atmosphere, you have to create a fresh design concept on a limited budget

 
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    Former Brass Restaurant (Before Transformation) All Photos:© A.G. Photography & Aria Group Architects

    A Dramatic Transformation on a Budget
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    The Lucky Monk Restaurant (After Transformation)

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    Former Brass Restaurant (Before Transformation)

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    The Lucky Monk Restaurant (After Transformation)

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    The Lucky Monk Restaurant (After Transformation)

    A Dramatic Transformation on a Budget

The right mix of food, drink, and atmosphere is sure to bring a lot of business in the door – but to take advantage of a great opportunity, you have to create a fresh design concept on a limited budget.

 

The Lucky Monk in South Barrington, IL, is a re-concept of the former Brass restaurant. The remake included a new name, a new menu, revised kitchen equipment to accommodate the menu, and a new look and feel. The Lucky Monk is a pizza, burger, and beer concept with an extensive list of quality microbrews, including many brewed in-house. 

 

The owner, Phil Thiem of Royal Management, challenged Aria Group to achieve the most dramatic transformation possible on a limited budget. The successful interior design involved minimal demolition and maximum use of existing materials while still changing the ambience of the space so as to be nearly unrecognizable from its former self. With the removal of interior partitions, Aria Group opened up the space and introduced new floating ceiling elements, floor materials, and millwork low walls to completely redefine the layout of the space.

 

The bar was relocated to create a feature island bar area, which also included opening an adjacent wall to feature the restaurant’s existing brew tanks through new glazed openings. New wall finishes were employed in many areas, whereas some spaces maintained existing brick and millwork, exemplifying how a skillful mixing of old with new can create an entirely different identity.

 

A dramatic new lighting design scheme puts the finishing touch on The Lucky Monk’s new atmosphere. Deep awnings over existing windows along with building lighting completely alter the structure’s exterior image at a minimal cost.

 


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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.

Yaskawa drives offer quality performance for air handlers and cooling towers on the roof to secondary chilled water pumps in the basement

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

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