Interior Design – Buenos Aires-based studio Hitzig Militello Architects has completed Burger 7167, a tiny restaurant in the heart of Palermo, one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in the Argentinian capital. The only 70 sqm space with few seats and tables overlooking the buzzy street invites juicy burger lovers into a dark and moody environment defined by an intriguing rhythm of light and shade.
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“The little surface was decisive to the compositional strategy of Burger 7167’s since in such a small space, the impact had to be immediate.” The studio’s co-founders, Fernando Hitzig and Leonardo G. Militello, told Archipanic.
“The colors had to achieve an immediate immersion effect.” Indeed, the restaurant is wrapped in dark metal sheets. The use of a single material “enriches the sobriety through changes of rhythm, application of textured patinas, and moody lighting design, all of which refers to the hot iron of the baking plates.”
A welcome area with some tables and stools at a bar desk is open to the street. Located on the right-hand side as you enter the restaurant, the main bar is a floor-to-ceiling black metal structure with a large, retro-lit bottle display glowing above the counter. Red neons by local artist Krapa set the mood right.
All tables are disposed of along a longitudinal space facing the main bar. Dark furniture in wood and iron was designed by the Argentinian design studio Taller Numeros Primos and tunes with the surrounding dark environment. Black metal sconces on the walls highlight the rhythm of black steel plates.
“Such rhythm shifts, textured patinas, lighting design, red neon tones, and the scarce graphic intervention are all associated with the leading idea of hot cast iron plates.”
All photos by Federico Kulekdjian – Courtesy of Hitzig Militello Architects.
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