ARCHITECT | October 12, 2017
When the owners of Red O Restaurants wanted to open a fourth location in San Diego, they turned to MBH Architects to channel the luxurious vibe of a Mexican resort. Acting as the architect of record on the project, MBH Architects collaborated with JB Campise, the creative director and principal of Jon Brent Design, integrating contemporary design into the approximately 8,500-square-foot Mexican restaurant.
Notable design details include:
Veranda Vibes: The restaurant includes two inviting outdoor patios with fire pits and a fireplace, evoking a relaxed coastal resort-like atmosphere.
Authentic Touches: Integration of the indigenous technique of "tule," a weaving of marsh grasses, as well as hand-blown hurricane glass fixtures, lends an authentic Mexican touch to the space.
Contemporary Meets Classic: Various warm wood tones, including walnut paneling and hand-carved lime oak screens, blend seamlessly with more traditional Mexican design elements. Modern touches, such as artisan-stenciled concrete flooring, pay homage to Mexican-inspired patterns with a contemporary feel.