This project supposes a particular challenge when being the new offices of our company, which after 30 years, did not identify more with its own building. Similar to what happened with the building of the Veritas University, the message and image of the building must represent a group of contemporary architects and avoid its early obsolescence by reference to fashion. The response comes from the same limitations of the site: a lot of 280m2, triangular, were besides the office, two apartments for rent had to be included and a minimum of 7 spaces of parking – the last by the municipality demands -. Another design guidelines were the timeless design resources within our firm: Fluency between spaces, a strong bond between interior-exterior, bioclimatic response, high compactness and spatial order. The ethics of the materials and details in the articulation of them all it’s resolved in a simple way, mainly in the expression of the exposed steel combined with wood.
Location: Guachipelin, Escazu, Costa Rica