german velasco has intervened a nineteenth century mansion in sinaloa, mexico and transformed it into the new restaurant ‘el presidio casa bon’. the design team has used the actual condition and turned it into the axis of the project, hence the site being abandoned and showing existing building materials. 

german velasco has been able to intervene an old building, with opportunity to transform it for a new useful life
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the mexican based studio german velasco arquitectos has added value to the original floors of the building, with chess style in black and white. combining these two elements, the walls and ceilings are left apparent, restoring only the parts where needed and even left the plants in their natural form that had already taken over some areas. inspired by the original floor, the design team makes a new proposal to refer to its past with a different geometric pattern that gives a new image and dynamism, covering all interior spaces and going up some walls.

the property was abandoned and was showing the existing building materials before intervening

the walls and ceilings are left apparent

restoring only the parts where needed and even left the plants in their natural form

inspired by the original floor, reference to its past is done with a geometric pattern that gives a new image

the building’s condition is used and turned into the axis of the project



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