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Junction Bakery & Bistro in Alexandria, Virginia by CORE architecture + design

 
February 19th, 2018 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: CORE architecture + design

Influenced by modest 1940s Americana, Junction Bakery & Bistro brings freshly baked goods and all-day casual dining to the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. CORE worked with restaurateur Noe Landini and chef/baker Nathan Hatfield to create an inviting space that uncovers the building’s 1940s character as a grocery store, while connecting to Del Ray’s railroad history. Junction blends the warmth of dining at home and the energy of a working bakery.

Image Courtesy © Greg Powers

  • Architects: CORE architecture + design
  • Project: Junction Bakery & Bistro
  • Location: 1508 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301, USA
  • Photography: Greg Powers
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Rhino
  • Lead Architect: Allison Cooke
  • General Contractor: Potomac Construction Services 
  • MEP Engineer: Design Tech 
  • Structural Engineer: Rathgeber/Goss Associates 
  • Food Service Consultant: Feustel Foodservice Design 
  • Branding and Graphic Design: Seth Design Group 
  • Exterior Signage: Seth Design Group, Cherry Blossom Creative 
  • Gross Built Area: 5,000 SF 
  • Completion Year: 2016 

Image Courtesy © Greg Powers

Customers have an expansive view to the 4-deck oven through the large steel and glass wall behind the retail counter. The 50-seat café area combines banquette seating, and loose casual groupings of marble-topped tables. Junction’s palette reflects the colors popular in 1940s residential architecture and fashion. The railroad aesthetic is echoed in the wood planking on the walls, riveted metal panels wrapping the restrooms, oak flooring (in the café) and custom lanterns. CORE selected enameled metals for countertops, red square tiles (on the counter front), encaustic patterned floor tile (in the retail area), hand painted chairs, and china hutches. All of these features draw inspiration from the spirit of frugality in wartime America in the 1940s.

Junction’s exterior includes a striking mural, branded signage, and the building’s refurbished glass storefront windows. Inside, some of the original plaster walls and tin ceiling have also been restored.

Image Courtesy © Greg Powers

Image Courtesy © Greg Powers

Image Courtesy © Greg Powers

Image Courtesy © Greg Powers

Image Courtesy © Greg Powers

Image Courtesy © Greg Powers

Image Courtesy © Greg Powers

Image Courtesy © Greg Powers

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Categories: ArchiCAD, Bakery, Retail, Rhino, Shop, Stores

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