rojkind arquitectos + esrawe studio: tori-tori restaurant now complete

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‘tori-tori restaurant’ by rojkind arquitectos, polanco, mexico city, mexico
image by paúl rivera, © rojkind arquitectos 
all images courtesy of rojkind arquitectos

a collaboration between mexico-based firm rojkind arquitectos and design workshop esrawe studio, construction for
the ‘tori-tori restaurant’ in polanco near mexico city is now complete. emerging from the ground like climbing ivy,
the CNC routed facade appears to waver and curve. subtly different, the two layers of self-supporting steel were precisely
handcrafted and finished to generate the dynamic effect. the outdoor terrace allows guests to eat or drink amongst natural vegetation
while 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.

see designboom’s previous coverage of this project during initial design phases and construction.

exterior view and outdoor seating
by paúl rivera, © rojkind arquitectos

in reference to the digital design and fabrication methods, michel rojkind, founding partner of rojkind arquitectos, has stated:

‘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.’

facade detail
image by paúl rivera, © rojkind arquitectos

‘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
sensations for its assiduous clients.’
 – héctor esrawe, principal of esrawe studio

corner detail

project info:

program: restaurant
construction area: 629 m2
status: completed
design date: 2009
completion date: 2011
location: polanco, mexico city
architectural project: rojkind arquitectos + esrawe studio
rojkind arquitectos: michel rojkind [founding partner], gerardo salinas [partner]
project team: tere levy, agustín pereyra, raúl araiza, carlos alberto ríos, isaac smeke j., enrique f. de la barrera,
daniela bustamante, daniel hernández
esrawe studio: héctor esrawe [principal in charge]
project team: ricardo casas, basia pineda, ian castillo, karianne rygh, alejandra castelao, jorge bracho, alejandro zárate,
marcela muñoz, edgar sánchez, rodrigo l. franco
design computational consultants: kokkugia [roland snooks, robert stuart-smith]
construction: zda desarrollo + arquitectura [yuri zagorin]
structural engineering: ing. juan felipe heredia
facade engineering: grupo mas [ing. eduardo flores]
m.e.p.: quantum diseño
lighting design: luz en arquitectura [arq. kai diederichsen]
audio & video design: ntx new technology experience
landscape design: entorno taller de paisaje
furniture: esrawe studio
kitchen: san-son
visualization: © glessner group []
interior visualization: esrawe studio
photographer: paúl rivera


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