Unusual Architecture + [Rojkind Arquitectos]

Polanco, Delegazione Miguel Hidalgo, 11550 Cittá del Messico, Distretto Federale, Messico: [TORI TORI RESTAURANT BY ROJKIND ARQUITECTOS AND ESRAWE STUDIO]
Rojkind Arquitectos and Esrawe Studio

Considered one of the best Japanese restaurants in Mexico City and due to its remarkable success, Tori-Tori has now moved to a bigger location in the same area of Polanco, Mexico City.

Rojkind Arquitectos and Esrawe Studio

Although the client’s requirements were oriented towards a Japanese interpretation, it was not literal, he wanted the place to have its own personal expression, contemporary and cosmopolitan, by enhancing its existing spatial conditions through different experiences, the new range of open spaces, its terraces, its sake bar and its own exclusive temple oriented at highly demanding sushi lovers.

Rojkind Arquitectos and Esrawe Studio

‘At rojkind arquitectos we are very rigorous about experimenting with digital design as well as getting things built. That’s why we have specially focused on how to translate complex geometries into very simple and understandable drawings that benefit from local manufacturing, as is the case of working in Mexico City.’ Michel Rojkind, rojkind arquitectos

Rojkind Arquitectos and Esrawe Studio

The façade, which seems to emerge from the ground climbing up through the building, as if mimicking the natural ivy surrounding the retaining walls, is made up of two self-supporting layers of steel plates cut with a CNC machine and handcrafted to exact specifications.

Rojkind Arquitectos and Esrawe Studio

‘We seek in the project a chance for the users to link with the different ambiances and choose their favorites. Each space’s materials, setup and characteristics towards the furniture generate a wide spectrum of options and sensations for its assiduous clients.’ I.D. Héctor Esrawe, ESRAWE Studio

Rojkind Arquitectos and Esrawe Studio

The interior receives and follows the exterior with subtle contrasts. Each room has its own nature and shows a clear relationship with its function. The furniture was inspired and made for Tori Tori and developed with a direct orientation through each space.

Rojkind Arquitectos and Esrawe Studio

The furniture has been specifically developed for a comfortable dining experience. a complete collection of tables and chairs were created to enhance each interior area connecting the atmosphere and function.

Rojkind Arquitectos and Esrawe Studio
Rojkind Arquitectos and Esrawe Studio

Location: Polanco, Mexico City Architectural Project: Rojkind Arquitectos + Esrawe Studio Project Team (Rojkind Arquitectos): Tere Levy, Agustín Pereyra, Raúl Araiza, Carlos Alberto Ríos, Isaac Smeke J., Enrique F. de la Barrera, Daniela Bustamante, Daniel Hernández Project Team (ESRAWE Studio): Ricardo Casas, Basia Pineda, Ian Castillo, Karianne Rygh, Alejandra Castelao, Jorge Bracho, Alejandro Zárate, Marcela Muñoz, Edgar Sánchez, Rodrigo L. Franco Area: 629 sqm Year: 2011 Photographer: Paúl Rivera