Guacamholy Mexi.co
Puccio Collodoro Architetti

Guacamholy Mexi.co

Puccio Collodoro Architetti as Architects

Client's scope: Vibrant commercial unit

Location
Guacamholy Mexi.co comprises a new Mexican cuisine takeaway located in the heart of the Sicilian capital of Palermo, where elegant windows of the most renowned fashion boutiques sit alongside the most glamorous venues of Palermo nightlife.

photo_credit Puccio Collodoro Architetti
Puccio Collodoro Architetti

Atmosphere to be created
A geometric consistency combined with a bold use of colors are the basis of the design concept, with clear references to the heart of the brand and to rustic Mexico. In the limited space available, Puccio Collodoro Architects wanted to recreate an environment where customers, even just for a moment, would be teleported into a small Mexican village courtyard.

photo_credit Puccio Collodoro Architetti
Puccio Collodoro Architetti

Rationale behind the material choice
Determined by a contrast of bold colors typically associated with "pop" and synonymous with Mexican properties. A rough mortar finish along the walls resembles the external finishes seen at typical Mexican village houses. This contrasts with a mural in pastel colors, created by local street artists, which extends over the entire height of the wall.

Four keywords to identify the project
• Evocative
• Pop
• Colorful
• Functional

photo_credit Puccio Collodoro Architetti
Puccio Collodoro Architetti

JOURNALISTIC VERSION
"A TASTE OF MEXICO IN PALERMO" 
The latest challenge undertaken by Puccio Collodoro Architects was to create a small Mexican cuisine takeaway venue to sit alongside the elegant world-renowned fashion boutiques and the most glamorous venues of the Palermo night scene. Guacamholy Mexi.co comprises a new Mexican cuisine takeaway located in the heart of the Sicilian capital of Palermo, where elegant windows of the most renowned fashion boutiques sit alongside the most glamorous venues of Palermo nightlife.

photo_credit Puccio Collodoro Architetti
Puccio Collodoro Architetti

A geometric consistency combined with a bold use of colors are the basis of the design concept, with clear references to the heart of the brand and to rustic Mexico. In the limited space available, Puccio Collodoro Architects wanted to recreate an environment where customers, even just for a moment, can be teleported into a small Mexican village courtyard. Determined by a contrast of bold colors typically associated with "pop" and synonymous with Mexican properties. A rough mortar finish along the walls resembles the external finishes seen at typical Mexican village houses. This contrasts with a mural in pastel colors, created by local street artists, which extends over the entire height of the wall.

photo_credit Puccio Collodoro Architetti
Puccio Collodoro Architetti
photo_credit Puccio Collodoro Architetti
Puccio Collodoro Architetti
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Material Used :
1. Flooring: Gres, Coridandoli, Quintessenza Ceramiche Resin, Artisanal
2. Counter: Gres, Trasparenza, Vogue Ceramiche

Suppliers
- Tiles - Domus Design Store
- Lighting – La Commare
- Woodwork - F.lli Contessa
- Planting - Vivai Lo Verso

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Project Credits
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Counter: Gres, TrasparenzaCeramica Vogue
Tiles Domus Group
Flooring: Gres, CoridandoliQuintessenza Ceramiche
Product Spec Sheet
Counter: Gres, Trasparenza
Tiles
Flooring: Gres, Coridandoli
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