The Project is a small showroom and the design centre for a company specialising in office furniture. The site of the project is inside a terrain of commercial use where the furniture is manufactured for the Ofimodul Company in Monterrey N.L., Mexico.
In this space all steps of the manufacturing process of the furniture are unified: the design as well as their exhibition and sale stage.
The architects chose to make an intervention that would put in manifest each program of the building, making a constructive operation that transcends the site’s structure, composed by one side of the manufacture building (factory) and by the other a loading and parking area for trucks, both already existing in the terrain.
The building is formed by two parts, one heading to the front yard of the terrain and the other that embedded in the factory. Each part is separated from the other by a different level and a basic services core. The exterior part of the building was built over a former parking lot, a condition also respected in this intervention. In this way the volume rises over the vehicles and connects to the interior of the building. Built over the former storage space of the factory which is now used for the design and monitoring of furniture manufacture, a high degree of acoustic insulation is required between these two activities.
The finishes of the building are as simple as possible and consistent to the building’s capacity and the industrial tradition of this northern Mexican city: concrete, steel and glass.