Walnut Creek CA | 2009
The owners of Vesu wanted to create an air of city sophistication in this rapidly growing suburb gradually becoming an urban center itself. Built from the bones of a former piano store downtown, municipal codes called for all corner buildings to have radiused corners. In an Akido move we used this overly restrictive formula to create a striking curved wood panel and frameless glass facade. Additionally a wood and metal soffit projects over the sidewalk to create an entry canopy. This soffit then continues into the building and through the lounge guiding visitors into the space, and finally curves down to land on the back bar, tying it into the exterior enclosure.