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Barrio Restaurant / DFJ Architects

Barrio Restaurant / DFJ Architects

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Byron Bay, Australia
  • Design Team:Aso Dupras-Boileau
  • Electrical/Hydraulic/Mechanical Engineers:MDA Consulting Engineers
  • City:Byron Bay
  • Country:Australia
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Text description provided by the architects. Woodfired, rustic sharing food, cooked in the spectacle of owner/chef Francisco’s Argentine open grills, sets the tone for Barrio’s elegantly low-key space. Barrio, meaning ‘neighbourhood’ in Spanish, is designed to bring people together in a convivial atmosphere, rich with natural materials and earthy textures.

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© Christopher Frederick Jones

A large back of house, coolroom storage, prep kitchen, canteen kitchen, bar, open grills, woodfired oven, pass and coffee corner are inserted into one side of the wing-shaped space, and fronted by a 25-metre long bar, clad in rammed earth. The design takes advantage of the existing gas-strut windows for bench seats, with the stark, newly constructed concrete shell softened by upholstered timber banquettes and joinery.

© Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones

Overflowing indoor greenery, paintings and custom handmade tableware add further homely warmth. Barrio was the recipient of the 2018 AIA NSW Country Division Award for Interior Architecture.

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© Christopher Frederick Jones

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Address:1 Porter St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

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Cite: "Barrio Restaurant / DFJ Architects" 20 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/933860/barrio-restaurant-dfj-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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