A Concrete and Pastel Oasis in Spain

Normally we’d dismiss an all-concrete restaurant as a terrible idea — too Meatpacking District circa Sex and the City, too cold and impersonal — but a submission we received today, from the Spanish architecture firm Lucas y Hernández-Gil, may have just opened our minds a little bit. Their interior for Casaplata restaurant in Seville, Spain, softens the chilly material with saturated colors, pale untreated woods, and tactile materials like velvet and perforated metal. The centerpiece of the space is the most unexpectedly cozy of all, with its narrow volume, dyed-pink walls, and skylights above that send light flooding in. Just be sure to wear sneakers if you go, because while this particular use of concrete happens to be easy on the eye, it’s still gonna be murder on your feet…

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