Culture, Tradition, Avant-Garde Design
The long and rich Spanish culture is rooted in its people, its cities, streets, and buildings… Time gives way to new trends but we decided to preserve the building’s own history by inserting it into the vibrant lifestyle of today’s mega-cities.
Restaurante La Carlota
Completed – 2018
Completed – 2018
1,200 M2 Commercial.
Interior Architecture & Furniture Design
Carlos Guevara, Eudo Cubillán, Jorge Matheus, Carlos Pazmiño
The architecture and functionality have been carefully crafted to reflect the constant evolution of the international culinary scene and to provide a dynamic experience for a modern cuisine restaurant where memorable moments are always part of the menu.
La Carlota values shared conversation thus we made sure that such was a relevant “ingredient” in the experience. We designed spaces where patrons and staff, including chefs, can communicate openly, both verbally and visually. We brought those spaces together to create a casual yet elegant ambiance that encourages human interaction.
Original architectural elements like arches, columns, and brick walls where preserved, and partially restored, to expose a sense of continuity in time and to serve as a canvas for urban art expressions. In order to achieve esthetic balance in the fusion of classic and contemporary styles, noble and industrial materials were carefully chosen for the furniture and light features, designed by CGA exclusively for La Carlota. The chairs are the work of the Spaniard designer Ramón Esteve.
The windows’ niches were faceted to increase the reflection and intensity of the natural light coming through the original window openings. A floating lamp of sleek design, that extends along the main restaurant area, provides a pleasant ambient light that reveals the dramatic character of arches and ceiling.