loxe mareiro restaurant: reinterpreted seaside warehouse
loxe mareiro restaurant: reinterpreted seaside warehouse loxe mareiro restaurant: reinterpreted seaside warehouse
sep 04, 2013

loxe mareiro restaurant: reinterpreted seaside warehouse

loxe mareiro restaurant: reinterpreted seaside warehouse
all images courtesy of cenlitrosmetrocadrado




referencing the traditional spanish ‘chiringuito’, or ‘bar on the beach’, spanish firm cenlitrosmetrocadrado have developed this ‘loxe mareiro’, meaning ‘seaside warehouse’. the restaurant is located in the northwest of spain in the region of galicia, and the building has been used throughout history as a maritime traffic control post, shipyard and marine supplies store. exploring the idea of the local beach bar, the design incorporates temporary solutions, improvisation, versatility of use and the recycling of low cost materials. divided into three different spaces: the terrace, the dining room and the kitchen, visitors are presented with a combined gastronomic and seafront experience. both indoor and outdoor furniture pieces were designed to be flexible in their use, as the need for a fast installation and limited storage space were key project requirements.



view of the dining room and service cabinet showing the restaurant’s flexible furniture pieces



gastronomy and sea views combined in the one space



vintage recycled tableware



the table in the kitchen extends from the main island bench



intimate dining space



the tables can be arranged into different configurations, offering flexibility for the restaurant



detail of the dining room’s service cabinet



detail of the rubber fixture



communal benches out on the terrace



rubber baskets function as small table



the recycled pieces also function as lighting features



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