La Acuarima

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Restaurant – Casual
  • Company/Firm
    Chain + Siman
  • Lead Designer
    Renatta Chain, Lina Siman
  • Location
    Valle de Bravo, Estado de México
  • Project Date
    March, 2020
  • Construction Company
    Chain + Siman
  • Architect
    Chain + Siman
  • Interior Designer
    Chain + Siman
  • Hospitality
    Grupo Avándaro

“La Acuarima” is a restaurant immersed in a lake located in Rancho Avándaro, Valle de Bravo. The project is elevated by a concrete platform that hovers over the body of water. Its circular design allows for an almost 360 degree view that encourages a permanent relationship between diners and the landscape.

The architectural program consists of a main saloon with a bar at its center, a perimetral terrace, and services. The main saloon sports a semi-interior condition, while the terrace is in direct contact with the lake and its surrounding vegetation. The privacy and solar incidence in the restaurant can be controlled through a system of sliding black Sunbrella curtains.

The space acquires an identity through its material properties. The use of wood and brick unify the environment and bring a sense of tranquility to it. The furnishings bring elegance and comfort. The lighting highlights the cover’s structure and the restaurant’s main access at night. The lake view consolidates an atmosphere that mimics the calmness of nature.

Chain + Siman is an architecture and interior design firm, located in Mexico City, led by Renatta Chain and Lina Siman. The idea behind the signature has to do with simplicity; clean lines, natural palettes and a close dialogue between light, space and texture, systematically organizing a set of elements and highlighting their essential characteristics and relationships to form a concept.

Other prizes
A + Awards Architizer 2020 | Honorable mention in Detail + Architecture + Stone category The Plan Award 2020| Longlisted in Houses category Premio Nacional AAI México | 1st. place in Restaurants category Premio Nacional AAI México | 3rd. place in Residential Architecture Premio Firenze Entremuros | 2nd. place in Residential Architecture Íconos del diseño 2020 by AD México | Finalist in Residential Interior Design category