Stone Designs & Narita Estudio | Bar Cascarero
A cascarero is a typical Andalusian building which left to dry the peels of oranges to transform them later in different products, from medical to gunpowder. This has been the starting point and which gives name to this bar and den Malaga. Inspired in the Orange and the structure of the cascareros wood, Stone Designs, in collaboration with Narita study team, wanted to show the virtues of a tradition that little by little it has been losing in a sensory way.
It is thought to create a field of orange trees in which the lower part was washed by an intense orange colour which is blurring in height, becoming natural oak that reminds us of the structure of the cascareros. The lower part has been resolved with an intense Orange glass mosaic, which reminds us very much, both its color and its texture to the skin of oranges. This area rises through the walls to average height fluently giving the sensation that we were in a sort of pool of juice.
From 1, 10 m high is the wood of oak as if it were the trunks of los naranjos, accentuating this effect with the gradient generated by the soil, an intense, until merging with the color orange and the grain of the wood finishing these boards irregularly on the walls for not having a clear reference to the height of the local, and so to allow more movement into space. Bar bar, which is one of the elements that had more importance within the project, projected on floor as if it were a tree with a branch. In that way, and thanks to his termination in corian white, you get a clean and homogeneous surface stands out on the rest of the set by creating a visual attraction for the customers.
On the wall of the bottom is has printed an enlargement of a detail of a cascarero that, in addition to conceal all service doors, helps us as visual reference to project a number of boards that run through the roof as if they had come out of the picture. Furniture design specific to the project, trying to create a collection of pieces to resolve local always emphasizing the image and creating a unity between furniture and indivisible space.
Location: Andalucia, Spain Architects: Stone Designs & Narita Estudio Photos: José Cortés