DCPParquitectos | Teotihuacan 4
The project is located in Condesa, in Mexico City. The plot is in a privileged corner; it has a great garden and a house that must be respected. The project consisted in designing a grill restaurant mainly open to the exterior, with a bar and a disco. The architects wanted to respect the garden in the most possible way, so they thought of a subtle intervention, almost invisible that would define the exterior space without the need of constructing.
The architects began drawing axis coming from the existing construction which generated a series of virtual lines. These lines materialized into cables defining the exterior space. From this cables they created the roofing system at different heights responding to the different activities happening in the garden. The exterior space becomes a park that opens to the city, creating a public space where the natural and artificial merge.
The virtual lines go through the house defining the interior space and project to the northern façade of our plot adjacent to Insurgentes. The architects proposed this façade as a closed wall that has some openings that respond to the axis. They sought to give the project a 24 hour use so that different activities would occur throughout the day, from the coffee in the morning to the disco in the night, with the park as the space of use and transition.Location: Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico Architects: DCPParquitectos in colaboration with CCA (Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica) Project name: Teotihuacan 4
M2 plot: 810 m2
M2 built: 710 m2