the world's most visited architecture website

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects


Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.


Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »


All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.


Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Restaurants & Bars
  4. Brazil
  5. MM18 Arquitetura
  6. 2013
  7. Ramona / MM18 Arquitetos

Ramona / MM18 Arquitetos

  • 01:00 - 26 September, 2014
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Ramona / MM18 Arquitetos
Ramona / MM18 Arquitetos, © Pedro Vannucchi
© Pedro Vannucchi

© Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Mila Strauss + Marcos Paulo Caldeira
  • Project Area

    358.9 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Pedro Vannucchi
© Pedro Vannucchi

Text description provided by the architects. With the proposed restaurant, bar and pocket show, Ramona Restaurant is on the ground floor of a building on a corner in downtown Sao Paulo. The program is distributed in three levels (basement, ground floor and mezzanine) and the aesthetic emerged from the discovery of the structure in place that has been preserved, a slab that was hidden under a plaster lining.

© Pedro Vannucchi
© Pedro Vannucchi

This structural grid served as inspiration for the texture made ​​with bricks of beveled mirrors, used to reflect light from the front to the back of the property. The mirror hides the bathrooms doors on the ground floor and the mezzanine serves as an invitation to the upper floor. From the rooftop one can see the landscape of downtown São Paulo.

© Pedro Vannucchi
© Pedro Vannucchi

The idea was to create a classic ambience with a contemporary language through the materials. The wood paneling gives warmth to the environment, making it comfortable, next to blue armchairs and dressers.

© Pedro Vannucchi
© Pedro Vannucchi

Copper luminaires were designed and developed specifically for this project gaining prominence on the walls of every floor.


The alternative to clad the equipment for kitchen and air conditioning condensers was to create a cactus garden next to the restaurant. The plant can withstand the heat generated by the equipment of the technical area.

© Pedro Vannucchi
© Pedro Vannucchi

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
MM18 Arquitetura
Cite: "Ramona / MM18 Arquitetos" [Ramona / MM18 Arquitetos] 26 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884