OCA Restaurant by Entasis Architects in Mexico PDF Print Email
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Friday, 25 March 2011 09:13

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The Project is located in a set of houses built in the forties, in a block of the Polanco neighbourhood in Mexico City. The block has been subjected through the years to an endless number of constant and repeated alterations, not only in its architecture but also in its purpose (from residential to commercial). Nowadays very little remains of what was originally a well structured block, with a formal and well defined clarity.


With all the alterations that the original construction suffered added to its original design, the  building was subdivided into many small spaces, suffering for a lack of natural light and ventilation, becoming an obscure labyrinth.

The project was solved by two premises that transformed the multiplicity of spaces into a single open dining room area from front to back and from top to bottom. The original facade was substituted by a green walls formed of steel cables and plants allowing light and air to penetrate into the building, integrating the exterior with the interior.

 

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