Los Lobos

Architecture enthusiasts and design mavens alike will recognize a nod in the mix of form, vibrant colors, and repetition at Los Lobos. Inspired by the square forms and unexpected solid color selections of renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, the Studio DADO team first adapted the space outline to push the exterior walls out of the cube layout. The result created a better flow between the interior and the exterior. Natural textures and authentic forms like barro negro (black clay) and celosías (latticework) were used to convey the familiar feeling of a lingering late lunch. Columns were crafted into artisanal pieces using colorful woven wraps. Hand-painted porcelain tiles cover the floor while traditionally patterned screens create private dining experiences. Guests will not be able to ignore the large-scale mural developed from the careful study of traditional Mexican garment patterns. The design also incorporates a key color throughout the space: rosa mexicano, a strong pink in between fuchsia and magenta. As an added visual feast, glass vitrines house hundreds of handmade, hand-selected alebrijes (Mexican folk-art sculptures) from Oaxaca.