cadena+asociados collects 10,000 bones for hueso restaurant interior
cadena+asociados collects 10,000 bones for hueso restaurant interior
sep 23, 2014
cadena+asociados collects 10,000 bones for hueso restaurant interior


cadena+asociados collects 10,000 bones for hueso restaurant interior
photo © jaime navarro
all images courtesy of cadena+asociados

 

 

 

in the lafayette design district of guadalajara, jalisco, mexico, luis barragan’s foundation and diaz morales’ house-studio serve as the backdrop for a recovered contemporary building from the 1940’s. its 240 ft² interior has been revitalized by cadena+asociados to become alfonso cadena’s concept restaurant ‘hueso’.

cadena asociados bones collector hueso restaurant guadalajara mexico
the handmade ceramic tiles have custom design by C+A and produced by josé noé suro

cadena asociados bones collector hueso restaurant guadalajara mexico
tile graphic design refers to stitching and sewing patterns
photo © jaime navarro

 

 

 

as the name originates from the spanish word for ‘bone’, the design approach intends to integrate architectural details, graphics, and decor that expose skeletal structures. the exterior aesthetic is created by a double skin façade. the outermost layer of the system uses clean, artisanal, handmade ceramic tiles with a graphic approach that refers to stitching and sewing patterns. this visual representation also protects and contrasts the inside surface, which becomes more organic and full of texture.

cadena asociados bones collector hueso restaurant guadalajara mexico
main table and double height view
photo © jaime navarro

 

 

 

upon entry, visitors are given a glimpse of the off-white color palette in the lobby, where a collection of aluminum cast bones are hung on the walls. the exposed kitchen becomes a display for the guests as the bar is the only partition between its culinary artists and the main table. in the back, a reclaimed wood seating area creates a dialogue between the space and the tree at the end of the restaurant. ‘influenced by a darwinian vision, the inside skin covers almost every vertical square inch of the interior with over 10,000 collected bones,‘ explains cadena.

cadena asociados bones collector hueso restaurant guadalajara mexico
the exposed kitchen becomes part of the restaurant, with only one bar separating it from the main table
photo © jaime navarro

cadena asociados bones collector hueso restaurant guadalajara mexico
(left) lobby table with aluminum cast bones
(right) main room windows
photo © jaime navarro

cadena asociados bones collector hueso restaurant guadalajara mexico
looking towards the table from the kitchen
photo © jaime navarro

cadena asociados bones collector hueso restaurant guadalajara mexico
the beginning of the staircase
photo © jaime navarro

cadena asociados bones collector hueso restaurant guadalajara mexico
stairway composition
photo © jaime navarro

cadena asociados bones collector hueso restaurant guadalajara mexico
a reclaimed wood table creates a dialogue between the space and the dead tree at the end of the restaurant
photo © jaime navarro

cadena asociados bones collector hueso restaurant guadalajara mexico
graphics of the plates
photo © jaime navarro

 

 

project info:

 

architect, concept and art direction, lighting and furniture design: ignacio cadena
culinary concept: alfonso cadena
architect of record: javier monteon
ceramics: josé noé suro
art interventions: los-originales-contratistas
photography: jaime navarro
graphic design: rocio serna
aluminum cast bones: mauricio and sebastian lara
tile design: C+A
tile production: josé noé suro

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here. 

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