Clever renovations continue to hold our attention the world over. You can add this glass-and-steel addition to a 16,000-square-foot 19th-century home in Mexico City’s center to the list of covetable restored and amended properties.
Transformed in a renovation masterminded by local firm AT103, led by architects Francisco Pardo and Julio Amezcua, the run-down historic home—formerly a private home for a single family—today accommodates two restaurants (one French and one Japanese), offices, and upper-floor apartments. According to Designboom, Pardo and Amezcua stress that the building isn’t just meant to be a new hub for dining and high-end living, but also to engage the streetscape around the converted mansion, too.
The interiors are a mix of old and new: plaster, exposed-masonry, and more interplay with new steel (as for the renovated staircase) and new glazing. Take a look around.