20 Jul 2021 • Hospitality
Where do interiors and health food find unity? Biophilic design
Masquespacio’s design concept for Huesca, Spain fine-dining health food restaurant Pukkel centres on an appreciation for nature.
As a health food restaurant, biophilia was always inherent to Pukkel’s concept. Masquespacio’s interiors for the restaurant play on the relationship between the dining experience and nature. The designers used a palette of 100 per cent organic materials like wood, stucco, ceramics and terracotta, lending an earthy warmth to the atmosphere. That feel is only accentuated by the earth-inspired colour scheme of browns, greens, white and gold.'
Pukkel’s layout mimics winding mountain paths, punctuated by flowers and plants that will circulate through the seasons. ‘We investigated the province of Huesca and started to discover the beauty of the mountains and parks in its surroundings,’ says Ana Hernández, Masquespacio creative director. ‘We definitely found the reference we were looking for and that fit perfectly with the healthy lifestyle concept from Pukkel.’
Masquespacio’s weaving of biophilic design principles and hyper-local references is spot on for the context of this project. The work not only responds to current movements in design, but larger lifestyle shifts concerning health and wellness. The design studio also proves with this project that their identifiable style, which typically is presented through vibrant colours and geometries, can be translated effectively to more neutral landscapes.