3SIX0 Architecture and Design


The Achilles Project is a chic fusion of fashion, art, food, and music. Set in a former warehouse in Boston’s Fort Point Channel District, the project is an mélange of urban creativity and an extension of the edgy concrete and steel industrial shell. The narrow but deep 8,900-square-foot space is cleverly utilized to include space for fashion retail, a bar and lounge area, a 65-seater dining room, a kitchen, restrooms, offices, and a stock room.

Men and women’s designer clothing are displayed in 28 glass and steel merchandise cases that suspend from an overhead system of steel rails mounted into the ceiling. The clothing cases slide along the rails into clustered vaults by night, transforming the space into an extension of the bar and lounge area.

The chef requested that the rear dining area have the flexibility to seat both small and large parties. The uneven flooring of the warehouse would cause mismatched and wobbly tables, so the architects worked around the obstacle by designing a rail system upon which tables are mounted. The solid walnut-top tables can slide along the rail system to separate for intimate dining, or can be joined together for a feast.   

The exposed brick walls that encompass the multi-purpose space serve as a gallery, featuring the work of local artists each month.


Michael Krupp and Shaka Ramsay Kramsay LLC

3SIX0 Architecture and Design
146 Westminster St, Third Floor
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone (401) 421 4360
Fax (401) 421 5671

Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Christopher Bardt, Principal AIA (registered architect)
Kyna Leski, Principal
Jack Ryan, Associate and Project Architect (registered architect)
Shane Zhao, Team Member
Josh Fiedler, Team Member

Michael Fillion of
Fillion Group, Inc
Structural Engineers
71 East Street
Sharon, MA 02067
(781) 831 1354

Robert Hogan of
Hogan Macaulay
200 Allens Ave
Studio 7C
Providence, RI 02903

General contractor:
Cafco Construction Management, Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts

Mystic Scenic Studios, Inc.
Norwood, Massachusetts

Photographer: All photos by:John Horner Photography

John Horner
John Horner Photography
15 Kent Court
Somerville, MA 02143-3503
Phone (617) 625-9025
Fax (617) 625-9035




Interior finishes:
Ceilings: Painted Tectum panels applied to existing concrete slab

Floor and wall tile: Evergreen Slate Flooring (bathrooms)

Wall paneling: 1 x 4 Mahogany decking (bathrooms and changing rooms)

Resilient flooring: Eco Surfaces recycled rubber flooring (changing rooms)

Paint: Benjamin Moore

Hanging Display cases: Cold rolled steel, etched tempered glass, clear tempered glass and solid walnut hanging display cases : Designed by 3SIX0 / Custom fabricated by Mystic Scenic Studios

Bar: Cold rolled steel and solid walnut bar: Designed by 3SIX0 / Custom fabricated by Mystic Scenic Studios

DJ Cabinet and Cash Wrap: Cold rolled steel, etched tempered glass and solid walnut cabinets : Designed by 3SIX0 / Custom fabricated by Mystic Scenic Studios

Sliding Tables: Solid walnut and cold rolled steel sliding tables : Designed by 3SIX0 / Custom fabricated by Mystic Scenic Studios

Shoe Display Case: Tempered glass doors, backpainted tempered glass and formed metal panels: Designed by 3SIX0 / Custom fabricated by Mystic Scenic Studios

Upholstery: Ottomans and Banquettes: Designed by 3SIX0 / Custom fabricated by Thomas H. Little Company

Chairs: Emeco Navy Chair and Bar Stool

Interior ambient lighting: W.A.C. Lighting

Downlights: Lightolier

Sinks: Duravit

Toilets and urinal: Kohler