Eight Panama City architecture studios captured by Marc Goodwin
Ventura Office Panama City architecture studio photographed by Marc Goodwin

Eight Panama City architecture studios captured by Marc Goodwin

Photographer Marc Goodwin has captured the architecture offices of eight firms based in Panama's capital city for his latest studio photography set. 

The Panama City series features a much smaller amount of studios in comparison to Goodwin's previous sets, which have captured studios in city's with booming architecture scenes, like Mexico City and Los Angeles.

"This was a fairly small scene with a limited number of studios doing most of the notable projects there," Goodwin told Dezeen. "In my short time there I felt like I was really able to get a decent picture of the designers of the built environment."

The photographer, who runs the studio Archmospheres, captured the working environments of eight just before December last year. He said that he found the tropical climate to be both a surprise and challenge.

"Panama is so near the equator that the temperature is nearly constant year-round," Goodwin told Dezeen."The balmy weather was an interesting challenge I was not prepared for physically or mentally, my brain kept screaming 'but it's winter!'".

Highlights in the series are the open-plan offices of Mallol Arquitectos and Ventura Arquitectos. The latter features an exposed concrete structure that frames a huge window to a bed of tropical planting – a key detail that the photographer noted on his ventures of the city.

"There are lush green plants growing everywhere – incredibly beautiful!," he told Dezeen.

Other standouts include Bettis Tarazi and Pinzon Lozano & Associates Arquitectos, which both have impressive, elevated views of the city's bay.

Many of the studios feature a simple, pared-back decor. Operaa Studio, for example, has built-in shelving made from chipboard, while Sketch's interiors comprise white-painted walls, exposed piping and industrial shelving.

"Sketch was also extremely stylish and I loved the vibrant neighbourhood it was located in," Goodwin said

Take a look inside the eight Panama City studios:


Bettis Tarazi Panama City architecture studio photographed by Marc Goodwin

Bettis Tarazi

In this space since: 2015
Number of employees: 20
Building's former use: new building


Sketch Panama City architecture studio photographed by Marc Goodwin

Sketch

In this space since: 2017
Number of employees: 7
Building's former use: flagship for national electrical company, Fuerza y Luz


Mallol Arquitectos Panama City architecture studio photographed by Marc Goodwin

Mallol Arquitectos

In this space since: December 2016
Number of employees: 200
Building's former use: hotel


Ventura Office Panama City architecture studio photographed by Marc Goodwin

Ventura Arquitectos

In this space since: 2015
Number of employees: 38
Building's former use: offices


Femur Arquitectura Panama City architecture studio photographed by Marc Goodwin

Femur Arquitectura

In this space since: 2016
Number of employees: 16
Building's former use: undisclosed


El Patio Arquitectos Panama City architecture studio photographed by Marc Goodwin

El Patio Arquitectos

In this space since: 2018
Number of employees: 5
Building's former use: commercial/ fitness studio


Opera A Studio Panama City architecture studio photographed by Marc Goodwin

Operaa Studio

In this space since: 2016
Number of employees: 10
Building former use: single family residence


Pinzon Lozano Panama City architecture studio photographed by Marc Goodwin

Pinzon Lozano & Associates Arquitectos

In this space since: 2015
Number of employees: 35
Building's former use: new building