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Pio Pio Restaurant / Sebastian Marsical Studio

  • 01:00 - 16 March, 2010
Pio Pio Restaurant / Sebastian Marsical Studio
Pio Pio Restaurant / Sebastian Marsical Studio, © Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

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  • Architects

  • Location

  • Architects

     Sebastian Mariscal Studio
  • Project Team

     Sebastian Mariscal, Jeff Svitak, Carlos de la Mora
  • Project Manager

     Jeff Svitak
  • Lighting Designer

     Cooley Monato Studio
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. The discovery of a finely crafted wooden box set into an existing building on 10th Ave. immediately defines the initial intentions of this design: mystery, discovery, and contradiction.

© Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

The visitor enters this rustic wooden box and is removed from the noisy Manhattan streets. An exquisite marble host-table floats within the space enclosed in reclaimed wood. However, this is only a glimpse of what exists beyond. The limited view increases the tension and desire for exploration.

© Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

In the following space, a sparkling brass vestibule glows within a second wooden box. This stimulating entry leads to a 40-foot, monolithic marble bar resting on a distressed concrete floor. The bar also defines the long corridor towards another space at the end of the restaurant, set at the bottom of a flight of stairs. Here the lights dim and one finds oneself contained in a volume woven entirely in Ocotillo canes. A series of concrete forms simultaneously enclose this main dining hall and integrate it with the various res- taurant services. Once inside, the experience is no longer defined by the relationship of the restaurant with New York City; here the magic belongs to a fantastical experience that is characteristic of Latin America.

© Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Pio Pio Restaurant / Sebastian Marsical Studio" 16 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/52070/pio-pio-restaurant-sebastian-marsical-studio/>
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negar · December 24, 2013

I thank you, I complete my studies with good content., I am Iranian and I am grateful to you.

Maldonado Design · July 26, 2012
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Jeremy · March 22, 2010

I've walked by this place 50+ times in the past year on the way to work and never gave it a second glance. The restaurants facade and the surrounding neighborhood do not give the indication that such a large and interesting facility lay deeper within -- its a shame.

Now enlightened, I will be visiting later this week.

WPstudios · March 21, 2010

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PauseTran · March 18, 2010

Yes, look like a nest but i think, it is a space so warm and nice for modern restaurant kind. Also we should to recognize that they had to bring different feel for our.

Dustin · March 18, 2010

Yes, nice textures, but there is not a window in the whole place! what is up with that? And the pictures? is it really in such a terrible place that they want no view of the outside?

LocalinNYC · April 14, 2010 06:06 AM

No windows are allowed on property lines; plus there is building above this. Typical for NYC. There is no "outside". And maybe the storefront was not allowed to be changed?

But incredibly beautiful interior architecture! Stunning! What does Zagat give the food?

rupertkensi · March 18, 2010

dank sauce

drewcore · March 17, 2010

...tinder box...

Arquipablo · March 17, 2010

Great, the dialectic of the textures and surfaces is interesting....
reminds me a restaurant in San Pedro de Atacama....the same spirit

Rafael Moreira · March 17, 2010

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Rouan · March 17, 2010

Gorgeous...lovely warms to the spaces and great material choices. When I saw the first image I thought its a Zumthor project, which is never a bad thing. Well done.

Stephan Hagenkord · March 17, 2010

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