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Tori Tori Restaurant / Rojkind Arquitectos + ESRAWE Studio

  • 01:00 - 29 November, 2011
Tori Tori Restaurant / Rojkind Arquitectos + ESRAWE Studio
Tori Tori Restaurant / Rojkind Arquitectos + ESRAWE Studio, © Paúl Rivera
© Paúl Rivera

© Paúl Rivera © Paúl Rivera © Paúl Rivera © Paúl Rivera +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Polanco, Mexico City
  • 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
  • Status

    Completed
  • Area

    629.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

   

© Paúl Rivera
© Paúl Rivera

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, where Rojkind Arquitectos and Esrawe Studio teamed up to make it happen.

© Paúl Rivera
© Paúl Rivera

At the residential area in Polanco that has seen changes in its zoning, houses have been transformed to office spaces or restaurants. Sometimes things happen so unnoticeably, that just a small sign appears where a new space has been developed with a completely different program inside, while preserving its exterior. Aware of this, Rojkind and Esrawe wanted to give enough strength to the new program that they proposed to transform the space inside out.

© Paúl Rivera
© Paúl Rivera

Taking advantage of the plot’s conditions, the main focus was placed on renovating the house, stripping the residential interior and removing all familiar features to produce an entirely different environment.

© Paúl Rivera
© Paúl Rivera

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.

Exploded Axonometry
Exploded Axonometry

Maintaining a very intimate and subtle feel towards the first encounter with the exterior, once you enter you’ll find yourself in a terrace, where eating and drinking are embraced by natural vegetation. The building’s organic façade and landscape were carefully designed to become an extension of the restaurant creating a strong relationship between the inside and the outside.

Exterior Façade
Exterior Façade

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. During more than eight months a complete collection of chairs and tables where created, for both exterior and interior use.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

‘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

Second Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan

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.

Third Floor Plan
Third Floor Plan

‘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

© Paúl Rivera
© Paúl Rivera

The façade’s pattern responds to the inside openings, filtering light, shadows, and views that will constantly invade the interior spaces. An atmosphere enriched by the spectrum of subtle changes.

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45 Comments

Giannis Anagnostis · July 26, 2012

it's perfect. i like very must!

Sam I Am · July 18, 2012

An illuminated restaurant and stunning piece of #architecture. I could look at this all night: http://t.co/FRqCXc7A

ABBARCH Architecture · July 18, 2012

An illuminated restaurant and stunning piece of #architecture. I could look at this all night: http://t.co/FRqCXc7A

chuanlai dong · July 03, 2012

good

ren · June 28, 2012

Great building, I was there last weekend.

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KakaDesigns · May 10, 2012

LOVE THIS! Building of the YEAR 2011 New Mexico
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mosab Alowais · March 20, 2012

amazing ,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Aliaa Shubbar · March 14, 2012

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Rodrigo Medina · March 09, 2012

Tori Tori wins Building of the Year Award !!! http://t.co/6aR7aDxR congrats @rojkind_arq

Philipp Schlauch · March 08, 2012

yesssaaa..TORI TORI RESTAURANT by Rojkind Arquitectos is BUILDING OF THE YEAR 2011 >>>> congrats !!! http://t.co/HXusFXdD

ACINTA · March 08, 2012

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Bunker Arquitectura · March 08, 2012

@Esteban__Suarez: Tori Tori http://t.co/9fMngE33 @archdaily << Felicidades @rojkind_arq y @hesrawe por ganar Edificio del Año 2011!

Esteban Suarez · March 08, 2012

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cubika · March 05, 2012

para aquellos que no conocen el proyecto.
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Liliana Meza · January 20, 2012

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David · December 18, 2011

this building is finished, is now operational and all photos are real, I'm Mexican and I just visited this restaurant

abc carpet and home · December 15, 2011

Inspired by the interior and exterior design of this ultramodern restaurant in Mexico City! http://t.co/bFXUm6Gz #architecture

Arki100 · December 14, 2011

Tori Tori Polanco ya abrio!! visita obligada en DF por Rojkind Arquitectos los mejores de Mexico http://t.co/9Njh2xfO

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Simona · December 04, 2011

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gerardo · December 04, 2011

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Mark Starford · December 01, 2011

I love the #ToriTori Restaurant facade creative & simple http://t.co/5ks16N8O

Karen Marquez · December 01, 2011

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Archreviewer · November 30, 2011

Am I right in thinking this project hasn't been built yet? I can't tell if the photos are extremely good renders or real life - usually easier to tell when a few people are put in the scene. I can see from the text either!

cd · November 30, 2011 07:41 PM

pretty sure they're photographs of a finished project. it's status is completed and it was photographed by paúl rivera..

gg · November 30, 2011

Is the facade actually flat?

Oliver BRAIDE · November 30, 2011

Futuristic and nice. Looks like some inspiration from the Bird's nest. Good to see some Olympic residue around the world.

Lincoln Folo · November 30, 2011

Love the creative facade. Congrats to all involved - especially the client for allowing the design team to create and deliver something so stunning.

Archreviewer · November 30, 2011

Great renders! Project looks very manageable and will look great...

The section could do with filling in the floor plates though - looks a bit strange when empty!

Sam · March 08, 2012 01:34 AM

These are not renders..

majchers · November 30, 2011

Great work. Calm, elegant if not distinguished. Wonderful use of colours (love that cobalt!)

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