Fan Tang Asian Bistro
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Project Info: A major renovation to a 3,000 SF ‘moderne’ building along Route 66 in historic Nob Hill. Site renovation included new patios and landscape materials.
Photography: Kirk Gittings
This project was for a complete renovation of the existing building. It included all new interior layout and finishes, as well as new exterior patio spaces. Under a previous project, a small 490 S.F. building addition was constructed on the north side of the building. As the building is located within the Nob Hill Historic District, though it is not listed as an historic building but it is designated as a ‘Characteristic Building’. Therefore, the integrity of the building’s original design was maintained. Site work included a new covered patio with a masonry wall enclosure on the west side of the building, and a patio with fire pit on the east side of the building.The building fenestration was replaced keeping it open to the very prominent location at Central and Carlisle. A new metal entry gate with wood inset lattice is framed by a masonry wall and heavy timber archway to reflect the Asian food menu. New site walls and screen walls at the parking lot are stuccoed with a green color, while the original building has a white color in context to the Nob Hill District. The original top was reconstructed back to its original form with the addition of integrally lit LED chop sticks. The interior finishes include sustainable bamboo countertops, Kirei wood paneling, built-in banco, and painted surfaces, including gold flecked accents.