Tori Tori Restaurant Creating Relevant Architecture

Each Tori Tori restaurant has its own distinct marketing plan. Following their involvement in the design of Tori Tori Temistocles, Héctor Esrawe and Michel Rojkind were asked to participate on the development of a new branch restaurant in Mexico City’s south zone.

San Angel District Divided Into Two Levels

Tori Tori Altavista / ESRAWE Studio + Rojkind Arquitectos,Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos. Image © Jaime Navarro

The space, which is located inside a commercial plaza in the San Angel district, is divided into two levels: the first is a narrow interior that connects to the second floor and the green spaces of its terrace through a stairwell. The feeling you get as you go into the room is shaped by a precise game of height fluctuations in the marble ceiling. Similar to entering a cave, this creates a sense of compression and continuity.

The marble ceiling lowers almost to the floor, allowing the spiral staircase that connects the ground floor to the terrace to pass through. A sushi bar on the right allows the user to view the chef’s hands as they prepare the sushi thanks to the high polished brass ceiling’s reflected properties. On the other side, there is a continuous seat with a Marco Rountree art piece on the wall.

Ground Level Alterations

Tori Tori Altavista / ESRAWE Studio + Rojkind Arquitectos,Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos. Image © Jaime Navarro

The upper level is surrounded by green grounds, giving the impression of being entirely open and extroverted, allowing the user to see the treetops of surrounding houses, which is a distinguishing feature of the neighbourhood. Nonetheless, the ground level alterations, which are coated in the same materiality as the prior marble area, reflect the recollection of the previous experience.


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