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Tori Tori Restaurant // Rojkind Arquitectos, Esrawe Studio

Considered one of the best Japanese restaurants in Mexico City …

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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.

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© Rojkind Arquitectos, Esrawe Studio

© Rojkind Arquitectos, Esrawe Studio

© Rojkind Arquitectos, Esrawe Studio

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.

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© Rojkind Arquitectos, Esrawe Studio

© Rojkind Arquitectos, Esrawe Studio

© Rojkind Arquitectos, Esrawe Studio

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.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.

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© Rojkind Arquitectos, Esrawe Studio

© Rojkind Arquitectos, Esrawe Studio

© Rojkind Arquitectos, Esrawe Studio

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.

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© Rojkind Arquitectos, Esrawe Studio

© Rojkind Arquitectos, Esrawe Studio

© Rojkind Arquitectos, Esrawe Studio

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

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© Rojkind Arquitectos, Esrawe Studio

© Rojkind Arquitectos, Esrawe Studio

© Rojkind Arquitectos, Esrawe Studio

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