- Hitzig Militello Arquitectos and the Tostado Café Club
Finding a comfortable place whose beauty lies in its simplicity and frankness in welcoming their customers isn't difficult in Buenos Aires: just go to the Tostado Café Club, the latest project by the Argentinian studio Hitzig Militello Arquitectos, whose work we have already had the opportunity of presenting.
Even a quick glance at the Tostado Cafè Club is enough to catch the whiff of freshly ground coffee, the best smell to put you in the mood for a relaxing and regenerating break. This sensation is heightened by the shrewd choice of materials used for the interior design.
The Hitzig Militello Arquitectos team has effectively taken inspiration from the urban environment by using wooden grocery boxes, an essential feature of local grocery shops, and designed the whole project around this key element.
The cabinet behind the counter, which goes along a large part of the wall space, is made of wooden grocery boxes spruced up with monochromatic objects. The wall covering is also made of blanched wood strips which makes a nice contrast to the grey granite floor.
Then, of course, a touch of greenery is exactly what is needed for the clients' overall comfort and improving the quality of the indoor air, so the Tostado Café Club has planted indoor plants in such a way as to create a vertical garden on an internal wall.
Once again, Hitzig Militello Arquitectos, have affirmed their empathic spirit towards the urban environment, also in interior design projects, by working with elements coming from the actual location. In fact, we would like to have the next editorial meeting in Buenos Aires.....
Project: Hitzig Militello Arquitectos www.estudiohma.com
with Arq. Magdalena Molinari, Arq. Juan Carpinello
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Branding: The Brand Bean
Photography: Federico Kulekdjian