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La Capital / Dellekamp Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 25 March, 2009
La Capital / Dellekamp Arquitectos
La Capital / Dellekamp Arquitectos

La Capital / Dellekamp Arquitectos La Capital / Dellekamp Arquitectos La Capital / Dellekamp Arquitectos La Capital / Dellekamp Arquitectos +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Colonia Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, 06140 Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
  • Architects

    Dellekamp arquitectos / Derek Dellekamp and Hector Zeivy
  • Project Leader

    Aisha Ballesteros
  • Project Team

    Tania Guerrero, Ignacio Mendez, Jachen Schleich
  • Program

    Bar | Entertainment venue
  • Project Year


From the architect. La Capital has infused a modern twist on the cantina while evoking its spirit through the volumetric qualities of the tall, narrow space inside. The elements within it are organized functionally, with all the utilities and service spaces pushed to one edge to allow the rest of the space to be free. The entire building is compressed into a single volume, allowing the kitchen to spill out onto a back terrace. The slope created by the parking ramp is reflected in the restaurant above, where it becomes a series of seats that break up the single space, making these a place of observation and exhibition. The openness of the space makes it a place to see and be seen, and it allows for connectivity.

This idea is also reflected on this screen that makes up the middle portion of the facade, which follows a recognizable pattern that has been transformed through the augmentation of its scale and proportion. Above, it seems to support a heavy, solid mass. Below this is a window where the occupants become part of the facade as a moving, ever-changing window display.

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Santi Maggio Savasta · August 18, 2011

La Capital / Dellekamp Arquitectos | #Architecture #Architettura

Silvia · August 03, 2010

It´s terrible to live next to this building. The arquitects didn´t take into consideration how the building interacts with the enviroment and the sourrounding buildings and neighbours. Is terrible to live next to it (I do). If they had placed the terrace differently, nobody would suffer and everybody would be happy. But this poor design affects the life of more than 40 families because of poor judgement. The noise, music and voices coming out of it don´t let us sleep.

Ralf · June 11, 2009

Good job so i've seen the wood and concrete steps in many works.
Is a trend?

andreop · June 06, 2009

the simpler the better, good job making the minimal look so pleasant.

sullka · March 27, 2009

It sure looks cool.

But I would like to see it with furniture and decoration.

It looks somehow strange for a restaurant, seems more like some random institutional building's cafeteria.

The Hawk · March 26, 2009

Eveyone, Odris is a man of few words. This is somthing to be admired.

zarza · March 26, 2009

ordis, no se puede amar demasiado

dud (brasil) · March 26, 2009

very beautiful.. but very expensive to build..

P.S.: Cerentha; this is not a house

Paul Buckley · March 25, 2009

La Capital / Dellekamp Arquitectos

Cerentha · March 25, 2009

Very cool house. The screening element is very dynamic and the light placements thoughtful. Cool. Thanks for posting.

guy · March 25, 2009

Odris you love to easily

odris · March 25, 2009

i love the screen


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