Elemental Architecture

Elemental Architecture

New York, NY


Javelina Tex-Mex

This 1,600 sf restaurant interior draws inspiration from the fusion of traditional Mexican design elements such as encaustic tile and geometric patterning, with qualities of the sparse & arid landscape of southwest Texas. A neutral, earth-toned palette of natural materials is punctuated by the application of vibrant desert-inspired color and high contrast materials, suggestive of strong daylight and crisp shadows; curvilinear bistro chairs and live succulents & cactus offer visual relief to the interior’s stark angularity. The interior features commissioned artwork by several Texas based artists and a custom fabricated lighting installation evocative of the region’s sprawling multi-branched cactus. The fast-track project was completed in collaboration with Joel Mozersky Design.

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Status: Built
Location: New York, NY, US
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Joel Mozersky Design