Taco Casa Petitenget

Badung, Bali

Taco Casa has first opened its door in 2010, and ever since the brand is now developing a more eminent approach for all its outlets. As they are moving to a new location in a strategic and bustling area of Petitenget, Taco Casa seeks to provide that main idea of an upscale dining experience.

Design team: Gerry Surbakti, Daf Ashari, Bagas Dwi Aryanta, Agastia Betha, Vany Vanessa

Services : Architecture Design, Interior Design

Structure Consultant : ANSCON Ce

MEP Consultant : Wikenz Studio

Photographer : Indra Wira

The architecture concept is a tropical design, where the whole building uses a passive ventilation system. This results in the building shape, where we prioritized a lot of openings for the seating area to create comfortable temperature for the guests, and a high ceiling with a clerestory window to create an exit route for the hot air. Simultaneously, this would also allow the seating area to feel more spacious, despite what the site allows.

In respond to the site, which is one of the last remaining rice fields in Petitenget area, the building is oriented towards the rice fields at the back to “embrace the view”. This reflects on the roof slope direction that opens up to the view, blurring the boundaries of inner and outer space. The seating area layout is also designed in a way, which each seat is directed towards the view. Meanwhile, the facade of the building is rather humble to block all the noises coming from the busy street.

For the material selections, we curated a neutral palette for the overall building, with the red color accent, in accordance with the branding guideline from Taco Casa. Moreover, we also created customized cement tiles for the bar area, to continue the pattern from the breeze blocks and the circular windows at the front.

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