This is a conceptual design for a Salon in Marietta, Georgia. The existing building is from the 1950’s and is in bad shape, however we had the main structure evaluated by a structural engineer. The walls, floor system and foundation are in good condition and the owner can save money by reusing them.
Another issue is the current building encroaches over existing setbacks. Demolishing the building and reconstructing it within current zoning regulations would reduce the square footage to a point where any project would not be viable. By using the existing building shell, we can reuse the existing shell, but are not enabled to add any additional space.
By maximizing what is existing we are able to convert this old wreck of a building into a pleasing structure.