Pio Pio’s Hells Kitchen NYC restaurant, designed by San Diego based architecture firm Sebastian Mariscal Studio, is a great example of modern restaurant design that is infused with cultural aesthetics. This contemporary commercial space offers NYC and visiting restaurant goers a Latin American respite from the busy and sometimes overwhelming New York City street scape.
Sebastain Mariscal utilizes rich, yet simple natural materials of concrete, stone and several varieties of wood used for flooring, walls, ceilings, tables and chairs. Such materials are reminiscent of the Latin American culture and building aesthetic. The textured walls and ceilings made of what seems like bundled tree branches are actually Octillo Canes, harvested from a Mexican ranch. In addition to the natural materials, there are large panels of Latin American landscapes to complete the cultural experience of fine Peruvian dining.
Posted by Allison Lane at 12 May, 2010