This project is an exhibit room and work center for Ofimodul, a business from Monterrey, Mx that designs and builds office furniture. The building integrates a showroom for their products as well as work areas that are integrated to the furniture factory.
The finishing details are as simple as possible, and they are coherent with the industrious and constructive traditions of this northern mexican city by incorporating concrete, steel and glass.
It is formed by two different sections that are separated by a floor level and by the service room. One section faces the exterior of the property, while the other is integrated to the furniture factory.
The interior section of the building is closed off to the public and more opaque, while the exterior one is open and practically transparent, and performs as a large showroom / storefront.
The main structure of the building uses apparent concrete finishes in walls, roofing and flooring. Steel was used for coating and window frames, as well as on details such as doors, fences and stairways. By following the logical function of the building, glass was used to create the see through showroom. The choice of materials is related to the importance of local corporations that have thrived in this part of the country, and whose main products are precisely concrete, steel and glass. The blacksmith work was produced directly in the Ofimodul Factory, and in this way acknowledges the craftsmanship of the business as an integral part of the architectural proposal.
This Project is a collaboration with Stación Arquitectura