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Fat Hippo Restaurant

Year Completed: 2008
A prohibitively small Lower East Side restaurant space was enlarged in both area and volume, and a sense of expansion and reflection employed to create a space that feels far bigger and better than before. A very low budget required some careful and skillful use of what was existing, what was hidden – like the brick and structural steel ceiling, to create a totally different and new restaurant. Modern, sleek surfaces as well as more traditional feeling elements combine with the existing turn of the century construction to become a restaurant space that reads old and new simultaneously and harmoniously.

fathippo Floor Plans