Illuminated Wooden Güiro Bar Inspired by Tropical Fruit Shell

by , 01/11/13
filed under: Architecture

los carpinteros, guiro bar, absolut art festival, installation architecture, temporary architecture, wooden design, sustainable design

The grid design of the building will be emphasized with its ambient lighting, while the interior rectangular openings in the walls double as cool seating areas. A central bar is the focus of the site, from which bartenders can serve visitors up a range of creative cocktails.

Within Cuban culture the dried fruit has a range of functions, and often will contain food or be used to drink from. But Los Carpinteros did not take inspiration from the tropical fruit by accident as the word is also used in slang to mean a party and celebration.

+ Los Carpinteros

Images courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York/Absolut Art Bureau, by Roberto Chamorro

Related Posts


or your inhabitat account below

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home