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Boca del Lobo Restaurant / Jose Maria Saez & Daniel Moreno

  • Architects: Jose Maria Saez & Daniel Moreno
  • Location: Quito Canton, Ecuador
  • Architects: Jose Maria Sáez y Daniel Moreno
  • Interior Design: Ricardo Luque y Jorge Marcos
  • Collaborator: David Barragán, Arquitecto
  • Structural Engineer: Herberto Novillo
  • Contractor: Jaime Quinga
  • Clients: Ricardo Luque y Jorge Marcos
  • Area: 258.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: José María Sáez

© José María Sáez © José María Sáez © José María Sáez © José María Sáez

From the architect. Thanks to Abitare who discovered this new project in Ecuador.

© José María Sáez
© José María Sáez

The intervention gives continuity to the restaurant and it is shown as a showcase to see and be seen. The floor works as the same time as platform, scenery and a place to sit. Outwards, a metal box frame the indoor activities that are crossed by an existing tree, a tree that becomes an object with an iconic presence. The project intensifies all the existing, as the tree, or recycles itself almost entirely.

© José María Sáez
© José María Sáez

The existing building walls are cut with a grinding machine and moved to become the new walls. The wooden roof rises up and prolongs itself strengthened by external tensors. The structure above the roof allows a large and continuous space in the inside just with a single support.

© José María Sáez
© José María Sáez

The strong personality of La Boca del Lobo restaurant is shown in the broadening. As a collage, three strips of different materials (red recycled metal, religious iconography tile, the bar made of undressed lumber) arranges a baroque scenery composed by people and objects designed by the clients themselves.

© José María Sáez
© José María Sáez
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