Baltra Bar

Located in one of the most culturally relevant areas in Mexico City. The project was inspired by the discovery voyages embarked by European naturalists during the nineteenth century; journeys championed and best known for the theory that Charles Darwin developed inspired in his expedition to the Galapagos archipelago in 1835.

Photos by Luis Gallardo
Estudio Atemporal, Luis Gallardo · Baltra Bar
Luis Gallardo

Baltra Bar is located in one of the most culturally relevant areas in Mexico City. The project was inspired by the discovery voyages embarked by European naturalists during the nineteenth century; journeys championed and best known for the theory that Charles Darwin developed inspired in his expedition to the Galapagos archipelago in 1835. Baltra is the name of one of the islands that he visited.

Based on this narrative, the project extracted some very specific interventions that brought it to life. Thus, this design principle flowed through all the aspects of the project: from the selection of the space to the furnishing and all the decoration. The access is defined by a small terrace that leads to a shop-window that create a visual line up to the bar; the interior is framed by two seating rows and auxiliary couches and the walls are covered with display cabinets storing a collection of anecdotic objects that surround the user from every direction.
The cocktail bar is defined by a metallic structure with brass details and this becomes the landmark element in the space. In front of it a series of tables and more intimate seating spaces that creates a different experience for the users. The use of oakwood on the flooring, blue tonalities on the upholstery and the metallic structures are pointed out by a wall lighting scheme that, combined with the careful curation of decorative objects, aims to create a warm atmosphere with a direct references to Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species.

Estudio Atemporal, Luis Gallardo · Baltra Bar
Luis Gallardo

Estudio Atemporal, Luis Gallardo · Baltra Bar
Luis Gallardo
Estudio Atemporal, Luis Gallardo · Baltra Bar
Luis Gallardo
Estudio Atemporal, Luis Gallardo · Baltra Bar
Luis Gallardo
Estudio Atemporal, Luis Gallardo · Baltra Bar
Luis Gallardo
Estudio Atemporal, Luis Gallardo · Baltra Bar
Luis Gallardo
Estudio Atemporal, Luis Gallardo · Baltra Bar
Luis Gallardo
Estudio Atemporal, Luis Gallardo · Baltra Bar
Luis Gallardo
Estudio Atemporal, Luis Gallardo · Baltra Bar
Luis Gallardo
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