responding to the new post-pandemic reality, hitzigmilitello arquitectos has received a commission to create an outside seating venue for the williamsburg restaurant in buenos aires, argentina. a bold movie billboard-like sign identifies the structure hosting guests in a 54 m2 outdoor environment, designed in accordance with the necessary regulations imposed by the health care authorities. 

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all images by javier agustin rojas



the structure by hitzigmilitello arquitectos serves as an adjacent, supporting space to the existing restaurant venue, which is situated under a railway construction of the 20th century. however, the fully exterior space has resolved both aesthetic and constructive qualities, as if it were autonomous. the design generates two asymmetrical façades, with one of them opening towards the street and the shops. in this way, the venue invites passers-by to stop and enjoy a meal in the dining area. 

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the organization of the perimetrical bars facing the outside has been decisive for a configuration that considers issues of hygiene and health. the vegetation around the bars is not only an aesthetic feature, but it also encourages visitors to pay more attention to nature. the longitudinal formation has an active presence in all its views, especially from the park.

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the presence of the brand is featured on top of the structure, as if it were a movie billboard from other times. the bold sign marks the identification and the character of the venue in a clear way, helping pedestrians identify the restaurant from afar. the design is completed with fiberglass bars and circular PVC strips, both in red, adding bright pops of color to the overall metallic materiality. 

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project info:


name: williamsburg outside restaurant
architects: hitzigmilitello arquitectos
location: buenos aires, argentina
area: 54 m2



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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom