So I've entered a architecture_design competition. It's a competition that will lead to a job, which I need, so screw it.
The project consists of an existing church which will be converted into a high-end oyster/martini lounge. It's located on Queen St. West in Toronto, Ontario.
The initial feeling I get from the partners is that they love that I'm from NYC, but seem to think I'm going to go way over budget. I`m kind of worried about that too, but my inclinations of the space make me think I can spend the budget wisely, where it needs to be spent - and walk away with a cohesive, plastic design.
So I`ve been narrowed from 30 apparently, to 8 & now to 4. My concept for the design is consistent with the owners I feel - that we want that `converted church` feel to a classy lounge. Problem is - this, `old church,` is more old warehouse than Notre Dame. And thus, the problems begin.
Anyway - here`s some pics of the existing structure as is. I`ll post my, `entry,` soon enough. A lot of it is already there in my head & in sketch - now I just need to set up the design presentation.
Looking forward to the challenge. Hopefully they`ll like my design concepts & executable strategies.
Frank M. Bua