Geometric lights, tropical wood and greenery accent Elda bar in San Francisco - architecture and design

Geometric lights, tropical wood and greenery accent Elda bar in San Francisco



Caribbean funk and traditional Mexican architecture provided Californian studio ROY with the design cues for this cocktail lounge and eatery in San Francisco.
Sisters Emily and Hannah Collins of ROY completed Elda in San Francisco's Mission Dolores neighbourhood.

It serves Latin American and Caribbean fare, which the duo sought to fuse with designs evocative of Baja California, particularly its sandy Pacific beaches and mild desert climate.
"Bright, airy, sexy and transportive is the vibe we wanted to create with the design of Elda," Emily and Hannah told Dezeen.

"We spent hours assessing what the client loved about Mexican or Latin architecture and design details and how we could best integrate those without it coming across as kitschy or faux," they added. The Collins sisters overhauled the 2,800-square-foot (260-square-metre) space by painting exposed brick walls and ductwork overhead white, while wood floors and other wood accents add a natural warmth.

Geometric custom-made light fixtures in shades of green and red hang from a wooden trellis above a table in the main double-height space.
Additional green accents feature in a series of low stools in soft lime green and teal, as well as a feature wall covered in turquoise Clé tiles. Leafy potted plants add to the subtle tropical decor.

"We used a warm mix of tropical wood tones, colourful handmade tiles, cementitious plaster walls inspired by Mexican adobe-style architecture and lots of natura...
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