Friday, July 26, 2013

Top Weekly Projects!


Our first stop on this week is at a well-established pizzeria, Lombardi’s.  Originally opened in 1897 at 53 Spring Street, Lombardi’s now resides at 32 Spring Street.  People come for the charm, and come back for the delicious smoky-crusted pizza.  This flat style pizza will make you feel as though you are eating in in a piazza in Italy. 
SWA is responsible for helping with the redesign of the first floor layout.  The first floor is available for view below.  SWA also helped Lombardi’s by obtaining a Public Assembly permit and C.O. for the sides of the store.  If you are coming to visit or you just have never heard of this joint before, go reserve a table and make another reservation for the next day, you’ll be going back.   
La Mela Ristorante
Our next restaurant we are hitting up is La Mela Ristorante.  Located on 167 Mulberry Street, it is a classic Italian cuisine.  Opened twenty-five years ago, La Mela is now a homestay in New York’s Little Italy.  It is an enormous space, able to accommodate a large party.  But, it has rooms that are smaller to give that intimate Italian feel as can be seen by the photo below.  La Mela can seat groups from 5 to 400.  SWA designed the 171 Mulberry restaurant, and in addition obtained a C.O. and PA for all the remaining stores. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Top Weekly Project!


Welcome back to SWA’s project of the week blog.  This week we are looking at EVR NYC.  Located at 54 West 39th Street, in Manhattan’s Empire District, this lounge is a must go if you are in New York City.  The picture above was taken from the second floor giving a view of the grandiose bar that takes up almost the entirety of the first floor.  Also in this 5,000 square foot join is a DJ booth is visible in the right of this photograph.  So if you want a delicious drink and to dance off the calories afterward, EVR is the spot to go.

SWA worked with the designer to successfully design and obtain all the approvals for this place to be legal under New York City code.  But moving back to the photographs, the photo below shows part of the second floor.  If you want a more intimate setting EVR provides it with a smaller bar and couches spread all over the upper floor.  The artwork adorning the second floor brings a sense of class that is second to none.  You won’t be as bothered up here to get a drink from in-house mixologist Oroson Salicetti on this floor.  So just in case you did not get it from what was written, EVR is the hot spot that you thought only existed downtown.         

Friday, July 12, 2013

Top Weekly Project!

 The Butterfly

We are back with another Altamarea group restaurant.  You got a sneak peak a couple weeks ago of this new restaurant, and now The Butterfly, located on 225 West Broadway, has opened its doors to the public with the help of SWA.  We only have a couple photos to share, but the one above illustrates a beautiful interior highlighted with a beautiful green/yellow booth and artwork surrounding the restaurant, giving a high sense of sophistication.  The photograph below shows the bar where renowned mixologist Eben Freemen has featured cocktails.  Come for the drinks, or come for famous chef Michael White’s food.  Either way you’ll have a great time, so get there soon.   

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Top Weekly Projects!


What we are looking at here is an apartment by SWA.  This is a Manhattan based project that as you can see, came out extremely well.  The first picture you see before you a view of the space from the window side.  Right off the bat your hit with a great open area brilliantly illuminated by natural light from the window behind.  Coming into view on the left is a stair.  Below you can see the stair from an opposite angle. 

The last picture shows the apartment from the opposite angle, giving view to the windows.  The picture also allows you to see the kitchen with a wide open ambiance with a cleverly chosen brick wall to compliment the apartments delightfully.  One of the more elegant spaces SWA has done, our customer was highly satisfied with SWA’s work on this project.