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  5. Jose Maria Saez & Daniel Moreno
  6. 2008
  7. Boca del Lobo Restaurant / Jose Maria Saez & Daniel Moreno

Boca del Lobo Restaurant / Jose Maria Saez & Daniel Moreno

  • 00:00 - 27 March, 2010
Boca del Lobo Restaurant / Jose Maria Saez & Daniel Moreno
Boca del Lobo Restaurant / Jose Maria Saez & Daniel Moreno, © José María Sáez
© José María Sáez

© José María Sáez © José María Sáez © José María Sáez © José María Sáez + 28

  • Architects

    Jose Maria Sáez y Daniel Moreno
  • Location

    Quito Canton, Ecuador
  • 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 m2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. 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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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Boca del Lobo Restaurant / Jose Maria Saez & Daniel Moreno" 27 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/53748/boca-del-lobo-restaurant-jose-maria-saez-daniel-moreno/> ISSN 0719-8884
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