Cafe Fargo is a formerly abandoned corner store that has been transformed into a stylish, quaint cafe by Davidson Rafailidis Architects in Buffalo, New York. Located in a residential neighborhood, the building in which Cafe Fargo sits has a storied history; the store was a 1920s era addition to a three-storey brick house dating from 1880.
Davidson Rafailidis Architects designed the charming space in order to maximize seasonal extremities, with large bay windows that open into seating and skylights that provide natural light and ventilation for the warmer months, while they also incorporated a large wood burning masonry heater.
The interior of Cafe Fargo utilizes a tightly knit pattern of tiles that give off a Mediterranean feel, which will likely go well with the breeze afforded by the folding-sliding windows.
Cafe Fargo is a Pristine New Cafe in a Buffalo Residential Area
1. Corner Store Revival - Designing and transforming abandoned corner stores into unique cafes or other community spaces.
2. Seasonal Design - Creating spaces with features that can be adjusted based on weather conditions, providing a comfortable environment all year round.
3. Mediterranean Aesthetics - Incorporating a tightly knit pattern of tiles to provide a Mediterranean aesthetic within cafes and other spaces.
1. Architecture - Creating unique and innovative designs to transform abandoned buildings into functional and appealing spaces.
2. Hospitality - Developing cafes and other community spaces that offer a unique and memorable customer experience.
3. Construction - Repurposing and revitalizing existing structures for new and innovative purposes.