This Restaurant Was Built Within The Walls Of Old Farm Buildings

This modern restaurant in Mexico, with plenty of glass and wood, has been built inside a 19th century engine house of a farm that was in disrepair.

Photography by Eduardo Calvo Santisbón

 

Central de Proyectos SCPJorge Bolio Arquitectura, Mauricio Gallegos Arquitectos and Lavalle / Peniche Arquitectos, have collaborated to design the Ixi’im Restaurant located in Chocholá, México.

 

The restaurant has been built inside of a 19th century engine house of a farm that was in disrepair.

This modern restaurant in Mexico, with plenty of glass and wood, has been built inside a 19th century engine house of a farm that was in disrepair.

Photography by Eduardo Calvo Santisbón

Several independent structures have been joined with beams and glass to form the restaurant that has many different rooms, each featuring touches of the old.


This modern restaurant in Mexico, with plenty of glass and wood, has been built inside a 19th century engine house of a farm that was in disrepair.

Photography by Eduardo Calvo Santisbón

The old buildings have been reinforced with new elements, like concrete, glass and wood, have been included to add a more contemporary feel to the space.


This modern restaurant in Mexico, with plenty of glass and wood, has been built inside a 19th century engine house of a farm that was in disrepair.

Photography by Eduardo Calvo Santisbón

In this section of the restaurant, henequén (agave) strings produced by the last rope factory in Yucatan, hang from the ceiling to help with acoustics.


In the main dining area of this modern restaurant, henequén (agave) strings produced by the last rope factory in Yucatan, hang from the ceiling to help with acoustics.

Photography by Eduardo Calvo Santisbón

In the bar area, original stone walls have been combined with open steel shelving and a large wood bar. A large cabinet with mirrored doors makes the room feel larger than it is.


In this bar area of a restaurant inside an old farm building, original stone walls have been combined with open steel shelving and a large wood bar. A large cabinet with mirrored doors makes the room feel larger than it is.

Photography by Eduardo Calvo Santisbón

Decorative black and white patterned tiles flow throughout the restaurant and add a sense of continuity to the space.


Decorative black and white patterned tiles flow throughout this modern restaurant and add a sense of continuity to the space.

Photography by Eduardo Calvo Santisbón

The restaurant also has a private dining room for small gatherings. Walls of backlit shelves highlight the various bottles on display.


This modern restaurant inside a renovated farm building has a private dining room for small gatherings. Walls of backlit shelves highlight the various bottles on display.

Photography by Eduardo Calvo Santisbón

A larger dining room looks out onto the surrounding landscape through floor to ceiling windows.


This modern restaurant has a large dining room that looks out onto the surrounding landscape through floor to ceiling windows.

Photography by Eduardo Calvo Santisbón

At the end of the large dining room and stepping outside, there’s an sunken lounge with colorful throw pillows and a firepit.


This modern restaurant, located in renovated farm buildings in Mexico, has an outdoor sunken lounge with colorful throw pillows and a firepit.

Photography by Eduardo Calvo Santisbón

The large windows in the main dining room can pivot open to provide uninterrupted views.


The large windows in the main dining room of this modern restaurant can pivot open to provide uninterrupted views.

Photography by Eduardo Calvo Santisbón

Next to the pivoting glass windows and around the corner from the outdoor lounge is a large wooden deck with outdoor seating and water feature.


This modern restaurant in an old farm building has a large wooden deck with outdoor seating and a water feature.

Photography by Eduardo Calvo Santisbón

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