Utilizing the clients extensive collection of books, and the existing buildings exposed 2×10 rafters Echo designed a simple organization system that wraps the entire space. Artistically arranged books line the custom shelving that wraps down from the existing rafters, adding character to the raw eclectic café. Steel, concrete, wood, local art and the lively patrons combine to complete the aesthetic.
Echo was so committed to the execution of this design that we offered to pour the concrete countertops. In two very long and intense days Echo constructed the forms, applied the reinforcing, mixed the cement, poured the concrete, set them in place, ground, sealed and polished them, just days before the grand opening.
To this day “The Goose” is a community hub and gathering space that continues to affect their patrons, and our City, in a positive and impactful way.
Photographs by Richard Seldomridge