The Luis Barragán Foundation, as well as Diaz Morales’s House-Studio in the beautiful Lafayette Design District located in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico serves as the perfect backdrop for a refurbished 1940’s 240 sq. ft. building, in a modern architectural style, that has become Alfonso Cadena’s new concept restaurant Hueso (Bone).
Designed by the Cadena Concept Design team, led by architect Ignacio Cadena, the design approach began with the creation of a double skin for the building.
The exterior comprises a clean artisanal, handmade, ceramic tile covering with a graphic approach, that protects the inside skin layer, which is more organic and full of texture.
The interior patterns also reference sewing and stitching; and wooden furniture contrasts with the restaurant’s off-white decor.
Inspired by a Darwinian vision, the inside skin covers almost every vertical square inch of the interior with more than 10,000 collected bones from animals, and plants mounted on wooden layers, mixed with objects and cooking tools, and with an intervention by urban visual artists.
Images © Jaime Navarro