Bright Red Steel Brick Oven and Yellow Powder Coated Barstools

Barbara Bestor has always been one of my favorite Los Angeles Architects and she proves herself to me once again. If someone was going to successfully transform this old concrete-box Shakey's Pizza surrounded by an asphalt parking lot into a fun and modern hangout, who else would it be? Well, Bestor Architecture did just that for Pitfire Pizza in this Culver City location. The space was completely stripped down to it's bones to reveal the industrial elements of the space and fully opened it up to the exterior. The results... an incredible light filled space with artisan elements as delicious as the pizza and elements of pop as playful as the price!

Red Brick Oven Pizza Douglas Fir Tables Exposed Beams

Bestor was inspired by Lina Bo Bardi as she created this bright red steel brick oven. This bold statement truly defines what the space is all about. The marine plywood walls and douglas fir tables keep with the natural aesthetic of the brand while the bold accent colors of the powder coated barstools (designed by the firm) really show it's all in the details. Bright yellow furniture and lighting accents pop throughout the space. 

Vintage Chairs Douglas Fir Table Concrete Bench with plywood Back pendant lights with exposed bulbs

The Douglas Fir Table and espresso finish vintage modern dining chairs stand out as the silver vinyl cushion disappears into the concrete bench. The exposed bulb lighting fixtures hang simply throughout the space to create a nice elegant glow.

Exposed Ceiling Bold window graphics douglas fir tables vintage chairs

The space now fully opens to the landscaped patio. The natural light floods the space and the interior lighting only needs to be turned on in the evening.  

Open Kitchen Plan Red Steel Brick Oven Pizza Exposed Ceiling and Powder Coated Bar Stools

The open interior plan provides a very easy-going atmosphere suitable for family and large groups.  

Bright Yellow "Yes" Graphics Bright Red Brick Graphic

The exterior has been stripped down and she has created a play on the existing concrete block. "A bold graphic move sets the atmosphere and allows you to be fairly minimalist with the rest of it," she says. 

Bold Graphic Extra large Brick Pattern Modern Architecture

I'm definitely going to say "YES" next time I drive by! 

Images: Bestor Architecture