Materiality and zoning were strong elements in the design of this soulful Argentinian bar and barbecue, which nestles into a laneway of the affluent suburb of Claremont. The interior concept takes cues from the casual-yet-refined urban identity of European-inspired Buenos Aires, while giving a nod to the indoor-outdoor lifestyle enjoyed in both Australia and Argentina.
A series of zones open up to create a larger social space; a charcoal grill/barbecue (called an Asado) sits centre stage to a bar that faces the dining space; and all seating has views to a laneway alfresco. Materials are raw and honest, but resolved into a sophisticated form, such as the brick bar front, solid timber benchtop, terracotta tubes for wine storage, flamed granite coffee counter and collected objects and lamps. These elements conspire to provide an easy-going space with international appeal