For All Things Good

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Restaurant, Café, Molino
Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NY, 2020

For All Things Good is a Mexican café nestled into the corner of a quaint block in a bustling Brooklyn neighborhood. Patrons descend three steps from the street and find themselves submersed in a volume that is equal parts wood and white. Plywood wainscoting registers the sidewalk level throughout the café so that one feels like they’re somewhere between the city and a subterranean world. Playful plants and cacti are placed along the window sills to reinforce this immersion. Above the plywood datum, all the finishes from the preceding café, which was a neighborhood fixture, are maintained but ghosted in white paint. The back-of-house area and ceilings are finished in a pale peach that echoes the tones of the wood below.At the center of this material collage is a bright red, sinuous concrete bar that is perched on top of a terra cotta-clad base. The bar punctuates and animates the otherwise muted architectural assemblage.Featured in Eater, The Infatution, 
and Time Out New York.
Credits
Collaborators — Konstantina Gavalas, Greogry MacAvoy
Photography — 
Andrew Fu

Axonometric view
Floor plan
Sectional detail of bar
Copper detailing warms the space throughout.
The vaulted ceiling of the dining area is at once elegant and playful.
There is a “living room” off the bar where patrons can wait for their tables.
Large operable windows suggest a standard stud wall.
Large operable windows suggest a standard stud wall.
Large operable windows suggest a standard stud wall.