Bar & restaurant – Hitzig Militello Arquitectos completed the interior design of the Mamba bar and bistro in the trendy district of Palermo in Buenos Aires. Wooden geometries embrace visitors creating an oneiric, bold and suggestive landscape which tunes with an ambitious and international cuisine.
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The client requested a project reflecting a ‘disruptive gastronomic concept’. “We understood that the search was to exacerbate the senses, the fusion of flavors, the smells that summon and the looks that seduce”. Explain Leonardo Guido Militello and Fernando Hitzig to Archipanic.
Guests are welcomed by a street level window introducing the volumetric concept of the interior design. “We have proposed conceptual elements in his storefront, in addition to two other corners, represented by disused broken crockery – set by Brazilian artist Luciana Monaco – which offer an artistic image that adds to the imaginary of his guests.”
Inside, Hitzig Militello designed large and unique multifaceted wooden piece spanning across the entire space while also fulfilling all the functional needs of the restaurant. Like a blanket, the wooden structure pleats geometrically to create moody alcoves for guests, the DJ area, and the waiting room.
A retro-illuminated wood and metal bar desk stretches along the wall. All through, a landscape of abstract figures inspired by the scales of a large invertebrate materialized in iron and covered by MDF triangular boards painted in marble oxide tone.
On the back a cosy garden opens to a planted covered backyard with neon signs on the walls. “The green landscape proposes an outdoor ecosystem for those who prefer to enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere.”
The Mamba experience extends from the gastronomic to the aesthetic to the environmental. “It was part of the project to create authentic spaces where small entrepreneurs and artists can contribute their bit.” Say at Mamba.
All photos by Federico Kulekdjian – Courtesy of Hitzig Militello Arquitectos.
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