Campobaja comes directly from Ensenada, Baja California.The space is composed of twolevels: the first is a small street access that brings you to a wooden covered foyer that creates an initial sense of uncertainty. The second level is discovered when going up a stair case that reveals a brick-wall and that completely changes the spatial perception. The height dramatically increases and the covering structure becomes protagonic.
This establishment was part of a group of businesses that were unified by a single arched-roof structure that was reshaped and substituted by a pitched roof that references the big ware houses foundonship yards back in Ensenada. This new cover also functions to enhance the ambiance in terms of allowing natural lighting, and temperature and ventilation regulation.
Two thirds of the layout are covered by this new structure that also divides the space between the lounge and the terrace with a double-height window structure that, when fully opened, unifies both spaces creating a single hall.
In the back is the kitchen, the heart of the restaurant: a space that allow to get close to the products and the preparation process through a window pane.
Avoiding a sceno graphic decor, the decision was made to leave the materials to speak for themselves to create an authentic experience. Thus, the space was fully transformed to take the guest to a different geographical place.
Material recycling was key in this project. To capture the essence of Ensenada, a thorough research and exploration was conducted in selecting the furniture and materials. Thefloor, tables, shelves and benches were made from recovered wood originally used to tow fishing boats; the chairs, that add color and create contrast with the rest of the materials, were allsome day used in class-rooms in Baja California. In the same spirit, the majority of there maining materials were taken from what we found already in the space when there no vation started.
图片来源：Luis Gallardo LGM Studio
Architectural Project: Estudio Atemporal
Photography: Luis Gallardo LGM Studio
Location: Colima 124, Colonia Roma, 06700, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, Distrito Federal, México
Año Year: 2015