Showroom Ofimodul by Stación-ARquitectura
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Mexican architects stación-ARquitectura have completed a small showroom and design office for a Mexican office furniture company in Monterrey.

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Designed for Ofimodul, the building sits half inside and half outside the brand's manufacturing facility.

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The part outside the factory contains the public showroom while the part inside contains offices for the company's design team.

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Both elements are raised above parking lots and are reached by external staircases.

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Here's some info from the architects:

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Showroom Ofimodul – Stación-ARquitectura Arquitectos

The Project is a small showroom and the design center for a company specialized 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.

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In this space both the first and the last steps of the manufacturing process of the furniture should be unified: the design stage as well as their exhibition and sale.

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It was chosen to make an intervention that will 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.

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So the building is formed by two parts, one heading to the front yard of the terrain and the other that is embedded in the factory. Each part is separated one from the other by a different ground level and by a basic services core. The exterior part of the building was built over a former parking lot, as a condition that the same program will be respected in the intervention.

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This way the volume rise over the vehicles of directives and clients and its connected with the interior part of the building, built over a former storage space of the factory that is now used for the design and monitoring of what takes place inside the warehouse were the furniture is manufactured, so it requires a high degree of acoustic insulation between both activities.

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This way half the interior part of the building (inside the manufacture area) is closed and opaque meanwhile the other half in the exterior (front yard) is open and almost transparent, because is there where the access and exhibition zone of the finished furniture takes place, making its function of a big shelter.

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Project name: Showroom Ofimodul.
Architects: Stación-ARquitectura Arquitectos + Armando Cantú
Associated Architect: Armando Cantú.
Location: Monterrey, México
Project team: César Augusto Guerrero Rodríguez, Armando Cantú, Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal, Carlos Raúl Flores Leal, María Sevilla Gómez.

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Programme: Showroom and design room for furniture.
Client: Ofimodul S. A. de C. V.
Size of the project : 272 m2.
Project year: 2008
Construction: 2008 - 2009
Materials: Concrete, Steel and Glass.
Photographs: Eduardo Hernández

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  • lex

    like it!

  • mahrous

    simple and good

  • scruces

    very pure

  • http://www.chicagolens.net geoff

    very nice form!

  • http://jjohnson.carbonmade.com Jeremiah

    The single vertical concrete plane at the stair way sells it right off… Very nice!

  • JohnH

    “It was chosen to make an intervention that will 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.”

    What, so you can park under the building… Wow!

  • cristina de españa

    muy bonito!

  • http://www.atelierclotilde.com charlotte

    felicidades, me alegra ver cosas tan buenas, y realizadas !

  • Arq Melo

    Buen diseño, y mejor si es en monterrey!