Modern Twist for The Famed PUJOL Restaurant by JSA Architects (13 pics)




Some restaurants are as famous for their chef’s as well as for their interior design, such is the story of Pujol, a renowned Mexico City hotspot and home of chef Enrique Olvera. When relocating the famed restaurant to a new address the Polanco neighbourhood, the chef and his team chose a 1950s bungalow for it’s new home. The Mexico based JSA Architects and interior architect Micaela de Bernardi had the task of designing a new landmark eatery for the city, living up to the reputation of it’s previous address. We wanted to preserve the essence of the house as a typical dwelling example of the Polanco neighborhood, with a four deck roof and a garden that surrounds and protects it from the street. In such way, potentializing local labor, workforce, materials and processes. The main challenge of this project was for it to communicate an evolution rather than a simple swap from its previous location to the new one. It was not intended to deny the former Pujol, but instead, to take a series of concepts that characterized it, translate them to the new one and develop them to create a richer experience for the costumer. The guiding concept was to articulate the different spaces in a journey through different conditions of light, scale, privacy, visual and spatial integration and interior-exterior interaction. We found opportunities in the pre-existences, adapted them and integrated them by enlarging light inputs, eliminating physical barriers that isolated spaces from each other, and removing false ceilings to reinforce the horizontal character of the project, increasing height in some parts and lowering it in others. – from JSA Architects For more of the design scroll down:

Modern Twist for The Famed PUJOL Restaurant by JSA Architects

Modern Twist for The Famed PUJOL Restaurant by JSA Architects

Modern Twist for The Famed PUJOL Restaurant by JSA Architects

Modern Twist for The Famed PUJOL Restaurant by JSA Architects

Modern Twist for The Famed PUJOL Restaurant by JSA Architects

Modern Twist for The Famed PUJOL Restaurant by JSA Architects

Modern Twist for The Famed PUJOL Restaurant by JSA Architects

Modern Twist for The Famed PUJOL Restaurant by JSA Architects

Modern Twist for The Famed PUJOL Restaurant by JSA Architects

Modern Twist for The Famed PUJOL Restaurant by JSA Architects

Modern Twist for The Famed PUJOL Restaurant by JSA Architects

Modern Twist for The Famed PUJOL Restaurant by JSA Architects

Location: Mexico City ClientEnrique Olvera Completion Date01/2017 Gross Floor Area (mq)956 Architect

Location: Mexico City ClientEnrique Olvera Completion Date01/2017 Gross Floor Area (mq)956 ArchitectsJavier Sanchez, Aisha Ballesteros, Micaela de Bernardi Design teamSelene Garcia, Alma Caballero, Mario I. Gudino, Andrea Garin, Laura Natividad Main ContractorAlpha Hardin ConsultantsLighting: Luca Salas, Structure: Margain & Asoc., Project Management: Alma Caballero, Furniture: Micaela de Bernardi, Eduardo Prieto, Artless Corporation, Kitchen design: JSa, Amigo del Chef, Piacere, Art: Galeria Arroniz, Landscape design: JSa, Paisaje + Flores VISIT JSA Architects official web pages for more of their inspiring projects, log on to  www.jsa.com.mx . Related Post Take A Tour of la Shed Architecture’s Work S… Lavish Apartment in Paris by Royal Roulotte Design… Contemporary Flooring Trends in Modern Commercial … By Word Of Mouth A Cozy Belgrade Bistro Prada Store in Johannesburg, South Africa Marius Haverkamp Designs Morgan & Mees




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