Tori-Tori Restaurant, Mexico City

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Tori-Tori Restaurant Mexico

Polanco Interior, Japanese Dining – design by Michel Rojkind Arquitectos

19 Dec 2011

Tori-Tori Mexico City

Design: Rojkind Arquitectos + Esrawe Studio

Completion photos by Paul Rivera © rojkind arquitectos:

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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. 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.

‘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

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.

‘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

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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Tori-Tori Restaurant – Building Information

Project: Tori Tori Restaurant
Architectural Project:
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Michel Rojkind [Founding Partner]
Gerardo Salinas [Partner]
Esrawe Studio
Héctor Esrawe [Principal in Charge]

Program: Restaurant
Construction Area: 629 sqm
Status: Completed
Design Date: 2009
Completion Date: 2011
Location: Polanco, Mexico City

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
Lightning Design: luz en arquitectura [Arq. Kai Diederichsen]
Audio & Video Design: NTX New Technology Experience
Landscape Design: Verde 360°
Furniture: Esrawe Studio
Kitchen: San-Son

Tori-Tori Restaurant Mexico City images / information from Michel Rojkind Arquitectos

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Site photos, Oct 2010:

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Previously:

JAPANESE RESTAURANT TORI-TORI IN MEXICO CITY BY ROJKIND ARQUITECTOS AND ESRAWE STUDIO NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Michel Rojkind Arquitectos / Esrawe Studio

15 Sep 2009 / new images released 23 Sep 2009

Reception area ; Reception area ; Tea Room
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images : Esrawe Studio

Considered one of the best Japanese restaurants in Mexico City and due to its remarkable success, Tori-Tori is now moving to a bigger location in the same area of Polanco, Mexico City, where Architect Michel Rojkind and Industrial Designer Hector Esrawe teamed up to make it happen.

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.

Taking advantage of the plot’s conditions, the parking space will be left where it is, to use the budget mainly for restructuring and renovating the house, stripping the residential interior and removing all familiar features to produce an entirely different environment.

Bar ; Restaurant
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images : Esrawe Studio

‘We are being coherent with its culinary know-how and creating the accurate environment and situations for a gastronomical experience. The final result is achieved not only by working with the client but with his complete staff as well.’ 2-4

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 spatial existing conditions through different experiences, the new range of open spaces, its terraces, its sake bar and its own exclusive temple oriented to the highly demanding sushi lovers.

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images © Glessner Group with artist Guido Torres

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.

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.

‘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.

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images © Glessner Group

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 selfsupporting layers of steel plates cut with a CNC machine and handcrafted to exact specifications.

‘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.

Our vast experience building over the past years has made us aware of the incredible local labor that would be very difficult to get in different countries. Depending on the geographical location of new commissions given to the office we do enough research to understand in which area we can benefit from local conditions and enhance the final result to make it unique.’ Michel Rojkind, rojkind arquitectos.

The facade’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.

Tori-Tori Restaurant Mexico City images / information from Michel Rojkind Arquitectos

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images © Glessner Group

Tori-Tori Restaurant Mexico City – Building Information

PROJECT: Tori Tori Restaurant
CITY: Mexico City
COUNTRY: Mexico
CONSTRUCTION: 629 sq.meters
PROGRAM: Japanese Restaurant
CLIENT: Dr. Katsumi Kumoto Kawasaki
DESIGN YEAR: 2008
DATE OF COMPLETION: 2010

CREDIT LIST:
ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT: rojkind arquitectos [Michel Rojkind] + ESRAWE Studio [Héctor Esrawe]

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PRINCIPAL IN CHARGE: Michel Rojkind
PROJECT TEAM: Tere Levy, Agustín Pereyra, Raúl Araiza, Carlos Alberto Ríos, Isaac Smeke Jaber, Enrique F. de la Barrera

ESRAWE Studio
PRINCIPAL IN CHARGE: Héctor Esrawe
PROJECT TEAM: Ricardo Casas, Basia Pineda, Ian Castillo, Karianne Rygh, Alejandra Castelao, Jorge Bracho

FACADE CONSULTANTS [3D STUDIES]: Kokkugia [Roland Snooks, Robert Stuart- Smith]

FACADE ENGINEERING: GRUPO MAS [Ing. Eduardo Flores]
CONSTRUCTION: ZDA desarrollo + arquitectura [Yuri Zagorin]
LIGHTING DESIGN: luz en arquitectura [Arq. Kai Diederichsen]
AUDIO & VIDEO PROJECT: NTX New Technology Experience
LANDSCAPE DESIGN: entorno taller de paisaje
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Ing. Juan Felipe Heredia
M.E.P.: QUANTUM Design
FURNITURE: ESRAWE Studio
KITCHEN: San-Son
VISUALIZATION: © Glessner Group
INVITED ARTIST: Photographer Guido Torres

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