The GOODS from Ste. Marie Art + Design
Vancouver, BC | Loro is an Asian smokehouse and bar that we completed in collaboration with award-winning chefs’ Tyson Cole and Aaron Franklin, and Michael Hsu Office of Architecture. The project received the ‘Casual Restaurant’ award at the 15th annual Hospitality Awards last week.
The restaurant can be found amid a tranquil grove of live oaks in Austin, Texas. Its gabled ceiling and large windows complement a sun-dappled outside deck, canopied under the shade of the hundred-year-old trees.
The chefs’ marriage of local and global influences permeated our design process; typologies of Texas hill country layered with touches of Scandinavian design, allowing for a contemporary environment that doesn’t feel unfamiliar. The design takes cues from the classic old dance halls found throughout the hill country of central Texas — simple, broad, wood-framed structures that generously open up to the outdoors and often serving as a community’s’ social hub.
– Photos by Casey Dunn –