Spice

Location:

Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Year:

2012

Area:

4,025 sq ft.

Status:

Built

 

SPICE is one of the amenities of the Hotel Marquis Los Cabos. Its core aim is to create an Asian-Mexican fusion, making delicate use of materials to evoke an Eastern philosophy and space—all in a Mexican beachside location.

With this aim in mind, the main interior design criteria can found in the matt black granite used as if it were natural stone, as well as in the suede upholstery combined with wood; the neutral-colored wood used for the furniture as well as the upright panels gives different depths to these stand-out features, throwing one word into relief: SPICE, announcing the restaurant’s name and referring to the spices used in Asian cuisine.

The panels used for the central bar—strategically designed as a filter and controlled entrance to the kitchen—become a key visual feature of the restaurant. At each end of the bar, traditional Japan is evoked with tree shapes in striking red, and this same color was used for the table linens to create a harmonious interior design style for the entire restaurant.

There is an upper and lower entrance to the restaurant. On entering from above, the whole project looks like a model, so that the layout and lines of the furnishings were arranged to create a beautiful compositions. The table arrangement is based on a single axis for guests to enjoy the views onto the outside and onto the bar mentioned above, where sushi and drinks are prepared to order. The bar also separates the kitchen area from the double-height guest spaces that incorporate vertical decorative elements—hiding extractor vents—to provide the finishing touch.

 

Architectural Project:

Jacobo Micha Mizrahi

Collaborators:

Design:
Arturo Rojas Soto, Aldo Moreno Gamboa

Build:
José Luis Moreno Quinto

Construction:

Archetonic

Photography:

Rafael Gamo

 

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