250,000 LED lights illuminate the 'interstellar' restaurant in mexico city
 

250,000 LED lights illuminate the 'interstellar' restaurant in mexico city

almazán y arquitectos asociados, concepto taller de arquitectura and pin studio have collaborated to realize the ‘interstellar’ restaurant in mexico city‘s citibanamex center. as the name suggests, the project makes reference to the 2014 sci-fi movie. inspired by otherworldly places and the captivating mystery of undiscovered planets, the design teams’ main objective was to ‘convert the void into content, intertwining time and space in order to create a visually spectacular environment.’

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all images © jaime navarro

 

 

to create the restaurant, almazán y arquitectos asociadosconcepto taller de arquitectura and pin studio in essence sought to develop a space where the diner could enjoy an experience ‘outside this world.’ to achieve this, they have decorated the undulating walls and ceiling with more than 250,000 LEDs. this abundance of lights immerses diners in a glittering starry sky in contrast with the black interior. mirrored tables also emphasize the experience, allowing guests to see the reflections of the thousands of lights as they eat.

250,000 LED lights illuminate the 'interstellar' restaurant in mexico city designboom

 

 

the entire restaurant measures 2152.78 ft2 (200 m2) in area. in addition to the starry sky, guests can also experience the otherworldly theme thanks to the bookcase at the entrance. a number of books are suspended from the ceiling, giving the impression of anti-gravity, just like in outer space. the ephemeral interstellar restaurant has been formed as part of millesime mexico 2019 – an interactive haute cuisine event that takes place in the city’s citibanamex center.

250,000 LED lights illuminate the 'interstellar' restaurant in mexico city designboom

250,000 LED lights illuminate the 'interstellar' restaurant in mexico city designboom

250,000 LED lights illuminate the 'interstellar' restaurant in mexico city designboom

250,000 LED lights illuminate the 'interstellar' restaurant in mexico city designboom

 

 

project info:

 

project name: interstellar

location: citibanamex center, mexico city

design: almazán y arquitectos asociados + concepto taller de arquitectura + pin studio

collaborators: floral architecture, deco29

audio: guillermo robles

area: 2152.78 ft2 (200 m2)

photography: jaime navarro

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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