Modern urban environments are often places where you find very little greenery and homes and restaurants seem polished with man-made finishes all around. The LACE´TA Restaurant designed by Juan Moya Romero in Granada, Spain moves away from the mundane as it revamps an old building in the neighborhood into a modern restaurant that promotes greenery. Its design showcases adaptive design at its brilliant best with the new interiors combining the old and the new in an efficient and elegant manner. This is complemented by custom wooden décor that feels understated while maximizing sitting space.
The restaurant embraces greenery in small doses at the resent and this is a feature that is bound to grow with time. Architects planned the restaurant, the streets around it and the landscape next to it in a manner that promotes natural greenery over the next 30 years. This is the central design premise that shapes the overall form of the restaurant and with smart lighting, weathered walls that capture parts of the building’s past and contemporary functionality; this is a makeover that combines several different aspects in a seamless manner!
Healing capacity of nature and socializing character of this type of establishments in the south of Spain result in a new way of ‘ecolective’ habitat where people recognize one to each other through collectivity and biodiversity. Proposal explores spatial recycling and the beauty of spontaneous nudity arising from the deconstructive process. Inadequate and/or discordant elements contrast to the incorporation of other new ones of natural origin and with a sustainable life cycle.