Architect Teresa Sapey : The word “mediterranean” derives from the Latin adjective mediterraneus meaning “in the midst of two lands’, which was baptized by the Romans and yet referred to poetically, nowadays, as Mare Nostrum. In this project, Rodilla, a famous Spanishrestaurants chain, in cooperation with Estrella Damm, a very recognized catalan beer, have asked TS studio to design their new Mediterranean terrace placed right in the Puerta del Sol in Madrid.
What does the Mediterranean style talk about? Among others it recalls bars, beaches, sea, bright colors, freshness, warmth, and vitality. The Mediterranean soul speaks about it all: a specific lifestyle that celebrates existence in itself.
This is the reason why, in order to connect to this lively Mediterranean spirit above all, brightness, colorfulness and freshness were sought. In fact, natural materials have been combined with warmer earthy colors as much as with coastal sky-blues tonalities, harmoniously and constantly dressed by multicolor brushstrokes. This is a space that, above all, must have its own personality: a seascape which origins lay in a small coastal village, in an authentic beach bar hidden inside its rocks, full of ropes dropping from its ceilings, with walls and even chairs!
“We have used materials and decontextualized space in order to bring all this environment together, by using fabrics, ropes, colors, we have managed to convey all the freshness and vitality of the Mediterranean coast in the capital of Spain” Teresa Sapey
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