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Bars and Restaurants: 50 Examples in Plan and Section

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

© 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

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

Music Venue  · 
Mérida, Mexico

Who Cares About Restoring Heritage in Mérida, Mexico?

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

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

Renovation  · 
Merida, Mexico
  • Interiors Designers Authors of this architecture project Nauzet Rodríguez
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

Itzimná House / Reyes Rios + Larraín Arquitectos

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

Houses  · 
Merida, Mexico

GG-15 House / Reyes Rios + Larraín Arquitectos

© Pim Schalkwijk
© Pim Schalkwijk

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

Houses  · 
Merida, Mexico

Sac Chich Hacienda / Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos

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

Houses  · 
Acanceh, Mexico
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    200.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2010