La Condesa / Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

La Condesa / Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

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Text description provided by the architects. 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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Address:00A West 2nd Street, Austin, TX, USA

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Cite: "La Condesa / Michael Hsu Office of Architecture" 15 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/118057/la-condesa-michael-hsu-office-of-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884
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