The Ixi’im Restaurant is situated in an old textile factory in Chocholá, 70 kilometres inland from the Yucatan peninsula’s Gulf Coast.
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T3 decided to used second-hand bricks for the whole project, to get the “historical” touch in terms of design, then, to make the project as green as possible by recycling existing materials sourced directly in Saigon. To avoid overloading on structure, we cut in 2 pieces a part of the bricks to use it as wall finish for interior design.
The most significant intervention was the introduction of hidden infrastructure enabling its adaptation to the new program without losing its original spatial relationship, internally and externally – with the natural surrounding and its urban landscape – as a place of seclusion, lookout and observation.
The arches design is inspired by the concept of the courtyard, framing them with different heights and widths to perfectly accommodate with the idea of gathering. The workstations are placed in what we call the “cloister area,” a hall enclosed by arches with one side facing the inner building and the other overlooking the courtyard.