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La Condesa / Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

  • 01:00 - 15 March, 2011
La Condesa / Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
La Condesa / Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, © Paul Bardagjy
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  • Architects

  • Location

    00A West 2nd Street, Austin, TX, United States
  • Architect

    Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
  • Project Team

    Michael Hsu, Kevin Stewart, Maija Kreishman, Micah Land
  • Landscape Design

    D-Crain
  • Mural Design

    Sodalitas Art Group
  • Area

    4400.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. The design of La Condesa is the unique collaboration of local designers, artists, and artisans to create a space inspired by the contemporary architecture of Mexico with a composition of contrasting textures, colors and levels of finish and craft.

A cast-in-place concrete stair rises within the center of the restaurant to Malverde, a separate bar above. A vibrant collage of colorful Mexican billboard pieces anchors the dining space and provides a backdrop for the cascading light fixture made from off-the-shelf parts.

© Paul Bardagjy
© Paul Bardagjy

Industrial materials, such as split concrete masonry block and raw steel, contrast with the warmth of wood and fabric to create a space that is rugged but finished, comfortable and engaging. Downstairs, is the historic beer vault, a remnant of an old general store on the site from the 1870’s, restored and repurposed as unique storage for the restaurant.

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© Paul Bardagjy
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Gustavo Colmenares · October 16, 2011

Looking forward to a margarita here #lacondesa http://t.co/kfx9dV75

La Condesa Austin · March 22, 2011

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orlando · March 16, 2011

restrooms are so far from the dining area

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