Ancho Mexican Grill I
project: transformation of existing facility to a restaurant
location: Chalandri, Athens, Greece
floor area: 145 m2
construction: km architecture studio
graphic design: teokon design
photos: studio Kominis
press: Retail Design Blog
Aiming to establish an innovative restaurant of mexican and californian street-food, the owners desired as well to combine the street-food kiosk concept with a typical restaurant.
The street-food restaurant is located on the ground level of a corner building. The open, narrow, long and angular floor plan includes a double-height main area and a patio.
The aim was to combine the two concepts in a functional and interesting mode in order to create a cohesive unit. Along with that, the approach was to create a space of simple and clear identity avoiding the clichéd and ethnic appearance of similar spaces.
The open-plan double-height area appears as the ideal space for accommodating ...