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Maximiliano Restaurant in Los Angeles by FreelandBuck (designed using Rhino and Grasshopper)
December 7th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: FreelandBuck
Maximiliano is an Italian restaurant and pizzeria for chef Andre Guerrero that opened in October 2011 in Los Angeles. The 2,200 sf tenant improvement is atmospherically distinct; a unique triangular dining area infused with color and evocative of the rich and refined menu. A large mural on the large south wall creates a strong graphic and spatial identity, evoking the rhythmic yet varied shapes of Guerrero’s handmade pastas. The rhythm of embossed white stripes shifts from evenly parallel at the ceiling to randomly wavy at the seats, giving a gravitational weight to the wall and infusing the space with vibrant color and pattern. Descending over a door to the patio is a deep porous soffit that undulates over the bar, filtering natural and artificial light and housing the restaurants wine collection. The brightly painted slats animate the space with local and varied color intensities creating 3d optical effects as the viewer moves that recall the visual instability of 1970’s Op Art.
FreelandBuck is an architectural design practice based in New York and Los Angeles affiliated with Yale and Woodbury Universities. Our office focuses on research and design, exploring the overlap between academia and practice.
David Freeland is principal of FreelandBuck in Los Angeles and adjunct faculty at Woodbury University. With over 10 years of experience in architecture, he has worked on award winning projects with a number offices in New York and Los Angeles including Michael Maltzan Architecture, Roger Sherman Architecture and Urban Design, RES4, AGPS, and Eisenman Architects. He is a graduate of University of Virginia and the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design.
Brennan is principal of FreelandBuck in New York and a Critic at the Yale School of Architecture. From 2004-2008 he was assistant professor at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna teaching with Greg Lynn. He has practiced both landscape architecture and architecture, having worked for Neil M. Denari Architects and Johnston Marklee & Associates in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Cornell University and the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design.