Lorenzo Botero and Martín Mendoza convert Bogotá residence into brick-lined restaurant

Native structure studio Lorenzo Botero Arquitectos and inside designer Martín Mendoza used a palette of pure supplies to remodel a three-storey home right into a restaurant in Bogotá.

Situated within the metropolis’s Zona del Nogal, a preferred purchasing vacation spot, Excellent Restaurant takes cues from the materiality of the deserts of the southern United States and the north of Mexico.

Architect and inside designer Lorenzo Botero and Martín Mendoza turned a narrative residence in Bogotá right into a restaurant

The constructing was a three-storey residence that had undergone a sequence of earlier renovations, which made it tough to combine a full kitchen and eating areas.

“It was a problem,” mentioned Botero, “However in structure, it’s about making trade-offs which are solved with the design as soon as this system is obvious.”

Fabric chairs and a red table in front of a curving wall of brick
The house was knowledgeable by the deserts of the southern United States and the north of Mexico

The studios used wooden, copper, terracotta, linen and stone to create a heat environment all through the restaurant, which features a lined outside seating space.

The second-floor eating space is the “tour de pressure” of the venture and consists of an eclectic combination of curved wood and terracotta tables from Colombian furnishings corporations Carmworks and 902 Showroom and wood chairs and benches from Vrokka.

A restaurant with wooden walls and ceilings
Vertical brick fabricated from river sand was used to clad a lot of the inside

“The venture was very architectural and I didn’t wish to superimpose issues that had been pointless,” mentioned Mendoza.

“I knew that the inside design needed to work in favour of the structure and the idea; therefore the color palette and pure supplies⎯wooden, vegetable fibres, terracotta, leather-based, jute and linens⎯and to distinction are the small print in bronze and copper”.

The second-floor house was divided by a sloping wine rack extending from the ceiling, in addition to a large stone bench tucked right into a nook. The bench extends the size of the again wall to change into the fireside of a metallic hearth.

A wall of wood-framed windows in a restaurant
The second-floor eating room is furnished with wood tables and chairs

A curved wall above the fireside conceals the flue and additional added dimension to the eating room, which seems to be out over the road by a wall of wood-framed home windows.

Lorenzo Botero Arquitectos wrapped a lot of the house in a skinny brick fabricated from sandstone, positioned vertically to “lengthen” the partitions of the house.

Partitions, flooring, and windowsills had been wrapped within the materials, in addition to the bottom of a big shared sink within the lavatory.

Horizontal bands fabricated from steel had been embedded all through the rows of bricks to mirror the earthy-red tone.

A corner table in a restaurant with wooden clad walls
A sequence of home windows are framed in wooden

Metallic lighting and lamps from Mendoza’s model mm&co and others made in collaboration with La Bestial additionally mirror the restaurant’s pure palette.

They embrace round metallic wall sconces and cylindrical pendants affixed to the restaurant’s ceiling, in addition to the wall sconces topped with wicker lampshades.

The entrance to a bathrooom that is clad is warm brick
Metallic lighting fixtures and {hardware} mirror the earthen tones of the inside

The outside seating space has the identical linen-covered chairs and wood tables because the second-floor eating room.

Massive clay pots line the partitions and maintain herbaceous vegetation reminiscent of lavender and rosemary.

The restaurant is at present open and serves trendy American fare.

Different Colombian eateries featured on Dezeen embrace a bakery and cafe by Studio Cadena with jagged, triangular home windows and a resort with a foyer and cafe lined in vegetation in Medellín.

The pictures is by Mónica Barreneche Olivares.