Location: Mexico City, Mexico
The design premise behind the Hookah Lounge is a fusion of a traditional Arabic style with a contemporary look. Int the process of developing the construction plans, an acquaintance of our clients convinced them that the style of their new restaurant would not work in Satelite. He argued that this part of the city had always been dominated by a more 70s disco feel. Our clients requested we make these changes. We were quite confused by the outcome but they really loved it. A month before starting construction we were asked to fuse the two styles because they felt the essence of their brand had been diluted and become unrecognizable.
The roof Garden of the restaurant has tables between ponds and walls composed of vertical gardens. Umbrellas resemble palm trees to further accentuate the illusion of its urban oasis. The end resultant was a strange and eclectic orgy of visual extravagance.