Italian influence on Antiche Tentazzine is pervasive, from its very owners to its products and equipment. The hues of terracotta, the selection of tiles, and its general run-down aspect are all recurrent features in its undeniably Tuscan design.

Project Name: Antiche Tentazioni Devoto
Year: 2022
Location: Nueva York 4002, Buenos Aires.
Concept design, schematic, design developments: Hitzig Militello architects
Project Team: Arch. Dolores Gayoso
Area: Covered area 968 sqf
Renders: Arch. Dolores Gayoso
Photographer: Alejandro Peral
Suppliers and consultants: PRAFAS SA – General Constructor
Krapa –furniture
E27 iluminación – lighting artifacts.

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We enhanced the idea by introducing arches, a very noticeable aspect of Italian architecture.

The use of Spanish roof tiles is essential to the artistic DNA because they serve two functions: they are purposefully shattered, signifying the passage of time, and have been reinterpreted as lighting fixtures. Curves, tiles, and greenery are all considered in the design to provide a unified visual language.

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To highlight the project’s historical influence, the arches are decorated with mesh in Arabesque style and are painted to seem like imitation golden.

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While the mesh in the bar area recalls images of ancient Roman arches, the arches take center stage at night, signifying the design’s core. A dynamic dialogue between the past and the present is produced by carefully reimagining all historical components in a modern setting.


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