rojkind arquitectos studio visit: various projects

last week designboom visited rojkind arquitectos’ studio in mexico city.
in this post we feature some of their study models from various projects:


study model for nestlé chocolate museum
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(following text provided by rojkind arquitectos)

nestlé chocolate museum
designed: january, 2007
completed: april, 2007

‘nestlé’s chocolate factory in mexico city (located in paseo tollocan near toluca) was in need
of an inner pathway for visitors to see the production of their favourite chocolates, a group
of experts put together by rojkind arquitectos and traqs suggested bigger plans for
the company: why not create the first chocolate museum in mexico and have a 300-meter long
façade along the motorway as the new image of the factory. so the first phase took shape
and required a 634m2 space that could accommodate the main entrance for the children
to have the most pleasant experience and to start the voyage into the chocolate factory
as soon as they enter this playful yet striking space, the reception area, the theatre that
would serve as preparation for the nestlé experience, the store or museum shop, and the
passage to the tunnel inside the old existing factory.’


study model for nestlé chocolate museum
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‘an architectural experience. sensorial architecture, from the surprises, the twists and folds.
an architectural challenge. as much the forms and the spaces they contain, like the times
are taken to the limit. foldings and record time: 2.5 months to finish and that included design
and construction! the complexities of architectural projects require a team effort and in this
case we organized 3-8hr shifts in order to deliver the project in time.’


study model for nestlé chocolate museum
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‘a playful folding shape that is evocative for kids, of an origami shaped bird, or maybe
a spaceship, or could it be an ‘alebrije’? what might seem like a capricious form is the fruit
of diligent design explorations and an intuition about what the place should express.
the result is as firm as the faceted shapes which sustain it.’


nestlé chocolate museum
image courtesy rojkind arquitectos © paul rivera


nestlé chocolate museum interior
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nestlé chocolate museum
image courtesy rojkind arquitectos © paul rivera


1st version model for gómez morín
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detail of 1st version model for gómez morín
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gómez morín
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1st version model for gómez morín
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study model for QI building miami
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