A successful owner/architect collaboration, Whistling Table is a renovation of an existing retail and restaurant space located in the Forest Park neighborhood of Birmingham.
The restaurant is divided into two distinct spaces—the bar area and the open restaurant area. An existing outdoor patio was enclosed in glass and wood, maintaining views to and from the street. The warmth and comfort of the lounge extends the notion of a neighborhood front porch providing a glowing and lively space to the community. The restaurant area is open, soft and light with natural textural aspects highlighting the locally-sourced foods and sustainable materials. Wood timber from the original structure and other sources was recycled to make booths, exterior paneling and the bar ceiling.