Flawless! Perhaps an odd thing to say when we’re talking about a small building that aims to be a good dive bar, but in The Station it’s possible to see how history can be respected and strategies can be created that are nimble enough to make architecture on a small budget and without predetermined forms.
- Project Address: Fern and Ivy, South Park
- Project Owner/ Developer: Sam Chammas
- Owner Contact Name/ Email: Sam Chammas
- Project Architect/ Designer: Lloyd Russell
The Station maximizes its iconic location by not maxing out its building envelope. Respecting the historic precedent of the trolley easement, it is oriented to provide as much exterior dining space as interior space. Certain elements of the original building were salvaged and incorporated into the design resulting in an interesting variation of places to dine within the small footprint of the original structure. An outdoor patio evokes a train platform while the outdoor space is punctuated by a tower articulated with solar panels. A welcome addition to any neighborhood, the blend of old and new with a quirky twist is uniquely South Park’s newest eatery and hangout.