Michan Structure creates “cave-like” ceiling above Mexico Metropolis’s Oku Restaurant

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A pair of big concrete lights drop down over the bar of this restaurant in Mexico Metropolis, which was designed by native agency Michan Structure.

Michan Structure created the 2 concrete spotlights to light up the sushi bar at Oku – a brand new Japanese eatery positioned within the metropolis’s prosperous neighbourhood of Lomas de Chapultepec.

Described by the agency as like legs which might be minimize off on the backside, the 2 constructions type a part of a trio which might be used to punctuate completely different areas of the eatery.

Oku Restaurant by Michan Architecture in Mexico City

“The formal construction of the area seems as a faceted cave-like environment which is minimize and deformed to adapt to the assorted requirements of the restaurant,” mentioned Michan Structure in a venture description.

“Though the ceiling factor is consistently altering it generates a unifying area with a spread of distinctive numerous areas similar to an out of doors terrace, sushi bar, and several other layouts for seating areas,” it added.

Oku Restaurant by Michan Architecture in Mexico City

The third concrete factor stems all the best way from the ceiling to the ground to hide two restrooms.

Oku Restaurant by Michan Architecture in Mexico City

The concrete wall encloses the primary sushi bar, hiding the kitchen behind. The eight-seat bar is created from wooden and uncovered combination concrete, and encompasses a horizontal lighting factor grooved into its sides.

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Oku’s different two exterior partitions comprise ground to ceiling glass panes. One options a number of vertical oak wooden slats that present shade from the solar.

Oku Restaurant by Michan Architecture in Mexico City

One other glass wall cuts by way of the primary eating space that seats 34 to separate it from an enclosed sunroom that seats 22. Planting creates distinction from the man-made supplies all through the area.

Oku Restaurant by Michan Architecture in Mexico City

Oak wooden chairs function open backs and woven black leather-based seats. Tables are specified by completely different preparations, with three that embody upholstered black leather-based seating positioned in opposition to the wall.

Oku Restaurant by Michan Architecture in Mexico City

As soon as lit at evening, the area’s color palette and picket parts emit a “sepia-like atmosphere”, in line with the agency in a venture description.

Oku is amongst various new eating places and bars in Mexico Metropolis together with a pink and blue cafe by artistic company Futura and a shiny bar on the Auditorio Nacional by Esware Studio.

Pictures by Yoshiro Koitani and Pepe Escárpita.

Undertaking credit:

Architect: Michan Structure
Undertaking Crew: Isaac Michan, Alan Eskildsen
M/E/P Civil Engineer: Imati
Furnishings: Paul Roco
Terrazzo and ceiling work: Fabrica de Los Angeles
Building Supervisor/ Common Contractor: Michan Structure



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