Offices in Merida, Contemporary Mexican Architecture, Yucatán Exposed Concrete Building, Architecture Photos

as Offices Building in Mérida

Contemporary Innovative Offices & Workshop Property in México design by as Arquitectura & R79

2 Sep 2017

Design: as Arquitectura & R79

Location: Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico

As Offices Mixed Use Building in Merida, Mexico

As Offices Building in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico

Photos by Rolando Cordova and Roberto Cárdenas

As Offices Building in Mérida, Yucatán

The general concept of the project was to design a building that is presented as the firm’s signature image, with a contemporary and simple design that comes from a white prism that starts unfolding; truly representing everything that the office lives, and allowing users to enjoy its great spatiality.

The Project consists of an office building that required 3 retail spaces for rent and an architecture workshop. The 15 x 20m land, situated in a corner, forced the design to compact the building in order to get the sufficient parking space required.

As Offices Building in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico

A three-story building was conceived to contain a mixed-used property that accommodates all the parking spaces and retail area on the ground floor, and the architecture offices on the top ones. The office is organized into two levels, all the services are contained in the exposed concrete cube that opens a window in the vestibule to allow visual amplitude and create a relationship with the outside, the workshop area which is the heart of the office, is a double-height space that opens onto a terrace balcony. The private located on the 2nd level mezzanine opens to the workshop visually, integrating these two areas and allowing this office to enjoy the spatiality of double height and visuals to the balcony.

As Offices Building in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico

Reinforced concrete structure, with a beam and vault ceiling.

Site: 300 sqm
Built area: 240 sqm
Project: 2007
Construction: 2007-08
Location: Merida, Mexico

As Offices Building in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico

The analysis of orientation and insolation due to the high temperatures in the region, as well as the urban context, were determining factors in the compositional scheme of the project. So the retail area is located with a view to the south because of the street’s heavy traffic flow, and the office’s entrance is located right were the west street is, protecting itself from direct sunlight, and opening onto the east via a glass wall that provides the workshop with natural lighting and great ventilation during day.

One of the biggest challenges in designing this mixed-use building was to achieve harmony between two elements of different typology because of their function. The office required to reflect a strong image and character, and the retail commercial spaces, being for rent, needed a moderate investment with good looks.

As Offices Building in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico

Design Direction: Xavier Abreu Sacramento – Alejandra Abreu Sacramento.

Photographs: Rolando Cordova and Roberto Cárdenas

Visit the following page to learn more:
AS Arquitectura

A firm of young creative architects, with an innovative approach, and experience in architectural projects of small and large scale, committed to the full satisfaction of our customers. Founded in 2004, the company is headquartered in Merida and develops projects in Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco and Mexico City. Currently the office is composed by the founders and brothers Alejandra and Xavier Abreu, and a team of 12 architects and designers.

Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2016 – 2017.

Location: Mérida, Yucatán, México, North America

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