Monday, August 13, 2018

SWA Architecture Weekly Blog Post

Hello and welcome back to the SWA Architecture Weekly blog.  The blog where we take a look at interesting projects SWA Architecture has been a part of.  If you haven't read us before take a look at the previous posts.  We are very proud of our work and know that you will be impressed as well.

This week we are taking a break from doing an in-depth look at one project and we are looking at multiple sidewalk cafes that SWA Architecture has been a part of.  SWA has done over 900 sidewalk cafes and are proud to give you a glimpse into some of the projects we have done.

Amaranth Restaurant



Avra



Cafe Select



Lavo



Maison Kayser



Nello



Rosie O'Grady's


Rue 57




Serafina



That's it this week for the SWA Architecture Blog.  Next week we will go back to looking at individual restaurants.  I hope you enjoyed this post as much as we did.  Also, if you haven't already, give us a follow on instagram - @swa_architecture




Monday, August 6, 2018

SWA Architecture Weekly Blog post

Hello and welcome back to the SWA Architecture weekly blog.  The blog where we take a look at projects that SWA Architecture has had the pleasure to be a part of.  This post will be no different.  If you didn't see our post last week, take a look because it was the start of a bunch of projects from the Lusardi brothers.  Last week we looked at Lusardi's, one of their first restaurants.  This week we take a look at Due, another fantastic restaurant of theirs.






Due is a casually elegant, comfortable and cozy Italian restaurant located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan at 1396 3rd Avenue between E 79th and E 80th Street.  No matter what your mood is, Due's menu has something to offer.  Like Lusardi's, it is quite the gem and is a go to spot for Italian food.




Due was originally designed by the famous architect Charles Gwathmey.  A well known architect based in New York City, Gwathmey is most notable work is his famous design of the 1992 renovations of Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum.  SWA Architecture has come in did some minor modifications to the front of the to the restaurant.





That's it this week for the SWA Architecture weekly blog.  Stay tuned for a possible bonus post to come this week covering another restaurant from the Lusardi brothers.  Give us a follow on instagram if you haven't - @swa_architecture

Friday, August 3, 2018

SWA Architecture Weekly Blog Post

Hello and welcome back to the SWA Architecture Weekly blog post.  The blog where we give you the reader a chance to see some beautiful projects in the Tri-State area.  For the next couple of posts we are going to look at a restaurant team, the Lusardi brothers, Mauro and Luigi, that has put over ten wonderful restaurants all over the city.




Let's start off with one of their first restaurants that they put up, Lusardi's.  Located at 1494 2nd avenue, this spot is a gem in the Upper East Side.  Lusardi's opened up in 1982 and is a staple for patrons who enjoy warm, gracious service in elegant surroundings.  The menu, skillfully executed by Chef Caludio Meneghini, features a divers selection of traditional Northern Italian dishes, combining modern cuisine with both regional and rustic accents.  Claudio offers a unique and cultured expertise with game and wild mushrooms.




SWA Architecture has worked with the Lusardi brothers for over twenty years, making them one of our oldest clients.  We have done various projects with them and will show you them in the forthcoming weeks.  For Lusardi's, SWA are the architects an expediters for the interior renovations and Public Assembly.




That's it this week for the SWA Architecture Weekly blog post.  Stay tuned for more to come from these owners.  As you can tell from the pictures the restaurant looks amazing.  Also, don't forget to give us a follow on instagram - @swa_architecture

Thursday, July 26, 2018

SWA Architecture Weekly Blog Post

Hello and welcome back to the SWA Architecture weekly blog post.  The blog where we take a look at all the beautiful projects SWA Architecture has worked on.  This week is no different.  If you haven’t seen our last couple of posts, check them out as last week was pizza week where we looked at some pizza places SWA Architecture helped bring to life. 



This week we take a look at a spot on the a residential/commercial building in the heart of the Ladies Mile Historical District.  We are doing three floors and as you can tell we are just in the beginning of construction and will check in to see the progress.  Here is a free history lesson for those of you who are unaware of what the Ladies Mile Historical district entails.  It was a prime shopping district in Manhattan, New York City at the end of the 19th century, serving well to do “carriage trades” of the city.  It was designated in 1989, by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to preserve an irregular district of 440 buildings on 28 blocks and parts of blocks, from roughly 15th street to 24th street and from Park Avenue South to Sixth Avenue. 




Like the building we are looking at today, most buildings on the Ladies Mile Historical District are multi-story store and loft buildings.  These buildings became common after 1899 when laws prohibited areas without a permit, causing people who had previously worked at home to seek commercial spaces.  The rise of unions who advocated for better working conditions also contributed to the development. 





Enough of the history lesson, now onto what SWA Architecture is responsible for.  We are the architectures, designers and interior designers for this project.  We are also the expeditors with the Department of Buildings and the Landmarks Preservation Commission.  This is our third project on this block.  Word gets around that we do a fantastic job.





Well I hope you learned a little bit about New York City and how SWA helps contribute to this fine city.  That’s it this week for the SWA Architecture weekly blog post.  Give us a follow on Instagram to see all the projects we have worked on - @swa_architecture

Friday, July 20, 2018

SWA Architecture Weekly Blog Post

Hello and welcome back to a bonus edition of the SWA Architecture Weekly blog post.  Where we take a look at all different projects that SWA Architecture has worked on.  We are continuing our pizza themed week and giving you a beautiful bonus post.  This post we will be focusing on the restaurant Lombardi's.





Lombardi's is located in the heart of Little Italy at 32 Spring Street, Manhattan.  Lombardi's was founded in 1905, making it the first pizzeria in the United States.  To this day Lombardi's still offers its beautiful, smoky-crusted coal oven baked pizza, topped with San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and basil, keeping locals and visitors alike coming back.





SWA Architecture are the architects, planners and expediters of this beautiful spot.  More specifically, we redesigned the layout and obtained place of assembly permits for the main floor and the rooftop seating.  The rooftop are the pictures below.  So if you have a craving for pizza, Lombardi's should be the your place to go.




That's it for pizza week at the SWA Architecture blog.  Stay tuned next week as we take some more deep dives into some beautiful projects.  Give us a follow on instagram if you haven't already - @swa_architecture