Thu, Nov 5, 2009
Guria restaurant is a projects of the architectural atelier, based in Mexico City, Pascal Arquitectos and they sent to me some photos of it. Architectural design in Guria restaurant is a contemporary interpretation of old basque homes. This concept, under express request of the owners, is the continuity of a well proved and successful formula devoloped in the the original spanish premises.
The project began by generating a triangular mesh shape modulated on the base, from where the geometric and decorative interior style was developed. This was the starting point of the design concept and the layout distribution that welcomes the visitors with a six meters height reception foyer; irregular limestone walls give a dramatic visual impact to this area from where a chandelier hangs. The eclectic mix of natural materials, mahogany wood, iron and exotic marbles, recalls the warm ambience of basque arquitecture.
From the foyer we reach to the lounge that displays a green “rain forest” marble bar, a stone fireplace, wooden mahogany floors, modern table lamps and framed photographs wich are actually video screens. Sited directly behind this reception area is the main hall where a central wooden column rises as the dominant element with “arms” to pretend to be holding the stucture. Great limestone walls are the perfect scenario of Fernando Aceves Humana masterpiece which represents dusk in San Sebastian.
Interior design: Carlos Pascal and Gerard Pascal / Pascal Arquitectos
Construction: Pascal Arquitectos
Furniture: Pascal Arquitectos
Project date: 2005-2006
Area: 950 m2
Location: Santa Fe, Ciudad de Mexico
Photography by: Jaime Navarro
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