Project DescriptionBuck & Rider is a new casual-upscale seafood restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. The original inspiration was a traditional prairie home with sleeping porches combined with a charming off-white Australian boathouse where one feels transported to the coast; the architecture was to be reminiscent of the Arcadia ranch homes featuring citrus groves, creating a connection to the indoors and outdoors. One of the goals was to build a new restaurant that feels like it has been tucked into the Arcadia neighborhood for decades, with the original palette of off white paint to set off the authentic materials of charred wood, siding, and stone that were selected. The design challenge was to take a relatively small lot and maximize both the parking spaces and the number of seats for the restaurant while remaining true to the design.
Facing the patio northeast rewards outdoor diners with a gorgeous view of the Camelback Mountain; by flanking the patio with the fireplaces and server station, it created a sense of enclosure, guarding the guests from the urban noise and provided points of visual interest. The entrance features a floor- to- ceiling steel glazed entry which continues the experience of the outdoors as guests enter the interior of the restaurant. Restrooms are raw, simple spaces resembling boathouse washrooms. hayes inc. provided the exterior architecture of the building along with select interior elements such as the bar rack and banquettes; the owner was responsible for the interior design of the space including lighting, wallpaper, select furniture elements in addition, the owner also selected the final exterior paint.
buck & rider architecture designed by hayes inc. architecture/interiors