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Bars and Restaurants: 50 Examples in Plan and Section

06:00 - 24 September, 2018
Bars and Restaurants: 50 Examples in Plan and Section, Cortesía de Fabián Dejtiar
Cortesía de Fabián Dejtiar

The spatial distribution of a restaurant or bar is essential to its success. Faced with this design challenge, several architects have experimented and proposed configurations that both enhance the use of space in different culinary experiences.

With this being said, take a look at 50 gastronomic establishments in plan and section to inspire your next design.

6 Restoration Projects Bringing Mexico's Past Into the Present

06:00 - 13 September, 2018
6 Restoration Projects Bringing Mexico's Past Into the Present, © Pim Schalkwijk
© Pim Schalkwijk

© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón © Eduardo Calvo Santisbón © David Cervera Castro © Luis Gallardo + 7

The architectural history of Mexico bears with it a wealth of symbolism that gives insight into the different time periods that have played host to contemporary cultural movements throughout the country's history. 

Today, it's common to hear well-known architects calling for, not the creation of new spaces, but for the restoration of already existing ones. This stance insists that it is one's duty as an architect to rescue a site's memory by bringing it into the here and now.

As philosopher Jean Paul-Sartre put it, "what is important is not what happens to us, but what we do with what happens to us." In keeping with Sartre's phrase, we have compiled a list of 6 restoration projects that aim to rescue sites and show the interconnectedness of different time periods in Mexican history.

Palace for Mexican Music / Alejandro Medina Arquitectura + Reyes Ríos + Larraín arquitectos + Muñoz arquitectos + Quesnel arquitectos

14:00 - 3 September, 2018
Palace for Mexican Music / Alejandro Medina Arquitectura + Reyes Ríos + Larraín arquitectos + Muñoz arquitectos + Quesnel arquitectos, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 55

Who Cares About Restoring Heritage in Mérida, Mexico?

06:00 - 15 August, 2018
Who Cares About Restoring Heritage in Mérida, Mexico?, Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez
Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez

Courtesy of Nauzet Rodríguez Courtesy of Nauzet Rodríguez Courtesy of Nauzet Rodríguez Courtesy of Nauzet Rodríguez + 10

In his book The Right to the City (1968), Henri Lefebvre talks about ending the creation of spaces managed by the logic of profit, to launch a plan of "self-managed territory" that does not leave aside the "historical heritage," nor allow the decomposition of space, but instead works for the restitution of urban centers as places of creation.

Globalization has produced cities without limits whose focus has been on the immediate benefit, directly attacking the preservation of cultural heritage, among other things.

Colonial House Recovery on 64th Street / Nauzet Rodríguez

12:00 - 20 March, 2017
Colonial House Recovery on 64th Street / Nauzet Rodríguez, © Pim Schalkwijk
© Pim Schalkwijk

© Juan Sánchez Cano © Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk + 35

  • Interiors Designers

    Nauzet Rodríguez
  • Location

    Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
  • Category

  • Project Area

    196.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Itzimná House / Reyes Rios + Larraín Arquitectos

11:00 - 14 July, 2015
Itzimná House / Reyes Rios + Larraín Arquitectos, © Pim Schalkwijk
© Pim Schalkwijk

© Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk + 52

GG-15 House / Reyes Rios + Larraín Arquitectos

19:00 - 7 July, 2015
© Pim Schalkwijk
© Pim Schalkwijk

© Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk + 22

Sac Chich Hacienda / Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 March, 2013
Sac Chich Hacienda / Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos, © Marcelo Troché
© Marcelo Troché

© Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk + 36