DLM Architects

- Búho -

Mexican Restaurant

Búho developed from a palette of locally available reclaimed materials, designed to provide a robust and flexible space with a welcoming atmosphere. A layering of natural tones and textures form a vivid background canvas allowing accessories and guests to provide vibrant highlights.

A blackened steel suspended grid sits between existing beams, framing a tapestry of weathered metal and distressed timber that conceals all services and acoustic control, with a cascade of adjustable mixed lighting below.

"We set DLM with the challenge of creating a new gastronomy experience called Buho at the Venue. The concept was to deliver a modern, edgy, industrial Latina Cantina, using natural and raw materials. The aim was to transport customers for a moment to an exotic off Island destination.
DLM has the ability to fulfil a redevelopment brief with creativity, flare and an obsession to detail. Having worked with other architect firms before on and off the island, it is evident that they are at the pinnacle of their industry and consummate professionals, from providing commercially thoughtful designs to managing contractors that deliver to tight time frames, budget and scope of works.
David and his team are highly responsive, managing client instructions from the start to completion of a project with complete devotion and a finish that is remarkable."

Timothy Coates
- Commercial Director Vista Hotels Group Ltd

Almost every aspect of bars, booths, tables and ceilings have been bespokely designed by DLM and fabricated locally to form a cohesive theme of detail. Existing structure is clad in reclaimed brick, with a monolithic black brick and steel bar contrasting against the venetian plaster beyond. Elsewhere heavily charred timber identifies more intimate zones, with distressed planks defining spacial breaks.

The raw materials selected provide a rich warmth and varied texture, a constantly changing ambiance throughout day and night.

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