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An integral part of the neighborhood landscape and history, the space had connections of its own. Rather than risk alteration of the structure, ai3 developed a plan that would create a space within a space.
Inspired by Woodstock's railroad heritage, Acru redefines banking by functioning like a town square, filled with activity and loosely defined spaces.
Brought in to design Alma Cocina with Atlanta firm Peace Design, ai3 was tasked with creating an authentic experience for modern Mexican cuisine within the high-end business environment of 191 Peachtree.
It is indeed rustic with vintage details, like the old meat slicer that sits behind the bar and the worn wood bowls and pizza peels that casually adorn the space.
The design conceived by ai3 covers the map in terms of style, culture and functionality and bridges iconic southern style with custom eclectic elements.
cooks & soldiers
Throughout Cooks & Soldiers, Spanish design elements mix with French sophistication and Southern style.

Symbolically bridging the cultures of dining and wine-making, all interior and exterior elements of the restaurant are connected by an impressive architectural space: a bright and airy, wood clad double height arcade.

Emerging from the concept, the experience of the restaurant unfolds through the bustle of an authentic Japanese fish market.

In pursuit of a causal, yet upscale neighborhood seafood restaurant, Chef Turbush teamed up with ai3 for the third time to bring this oasis to life.

echo at the king and prince
Nautical elements like I-beams, rivets, portholes, boat cleats, and the open galley kitchen are clever and stylish reminders of the King and Prince’s voyage through the years.
This Smyrna speakeasy is a true backroom saloon, a quality that makes Eleanor’s feel private and special for those who find it.
Whimsical and edgy, this burger boutique is a clever interpretation of what it means to flip and to “flip out.”
foundation social eatery
Chef Mel asked the ai3 team to build something with backbone, a space that would speak to strength and simplicity but would be infused with creativity.
fred's meat & bread
Summoning design elements from the surrounding Inman Park, the design of Fred’s in Krog Street Market supports the story of “Atlanta’s First Suburb."
From the enormous chalkboard to the green sofas in the lounge, The Globe is classroom refined.
When designing Googie Burger, ai3 carefully balanced needs to add value to the park without creating competition for its existing attractions.
The design team at ai3 pushed aside their drawing boards and built the restaurant’s interior on-site with cardboard at full size. They examined different experiences to understand what they would subsequently reinvent.
The whole of H&F Bottle Shop is reminiscent of a vintage apothecary, a place one visits for personal attention and expertise.
At Holeman & Finch, whole pigs are butchered, tonic water is made from scratch, and experimentation is just part of the routine.
With the opening of Ink & Elm, the residents of Druid Hills will have a place to call their own. In fact, they will have three spaces in one and a destination that speaks to the past and future of the neighborhood.
Behind the old shutters and reclaimed floorboards is a wall of red glass tiles, a signature relic of Joel Antunes’ exclusive namesake restaurant.

With tradition and superstition written on its walls, the building stands as a metaphor for “being in the know,” the driving force of the concept for Local Republic.

the luminary
The Luminary is an inspirational intersection where food, drink and history come together.
Unlike typical seafood style, which tends toward a vacation-like experience, Lure’s design goes deeper, taking guests away from the sand and sunsets to the massive ships and harbors that are the landscape of industrial fishing.
Hallways and rooms meander as if in a farmhouse, yielding an evolving translation of the modern-rustic approach.
Together with his wife, Sarah Marie Johnston, Chef Tom Gray envisioned a place where design, food and ambiance work together holistically to create a special and welcoming experience.
Much of the personality that drove ai3’s design for Seed was inspired by the chef’s own photography and travel experiences.
stem wine bar
In many ways, Stem is a wine theatre. The space is dark, rich and intimate; its inspiration is rooted in the deep tones that are so equivalent with red wines.
taco mac
The new design makes the most of the beer culture that drives Taco Mac. However, diversity is also a big part of the T. Mac experience and, as such, the space allows families and sports fans to enjoy the space equally.

To stand apart from the competition, the guest’s procession through the showroom is holistically tailored as a hospitality experience.

Reminiscent of a Middle Eastern Shuk, the design of the Yalla food stall showcases a vibrant display of cultural ingredients.

   

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