Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Constituyentes Illuminated Facade in Mexico City, Mexico by Taller David Dana Arquitectura
April 15th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Taller David Dana Arquitectura
This Project is located at Constituyentes 1072, one of the main avenues in Mexico City. The architectural approach integrates a front entry plaza that works as a boundary or transition between the building and the street. The office complex integrates 5 levels and has the great advantage of inserting natural day lighting in all four facades. All the floor plans are equal besides the fifth floor which has a frontal cantilever that is being supported with a metal structure of 23 meters of altitude. The main disadvantage of this structural skeleton was that is exposed in an area of high exposure.
Geometrica Developers contacted us to transform the metal frame in a single intervention that visually would integrate the project with its environment. This structure plays a major role in the design of the building and emphasize its presence in the surrounding context.
Our performance goal was to reduce the visual impact of the 5 level structure, also to address it as an art installation.
The starting point in our proposal was to relate the metal structure of the building with the entry plaza, creating a pedestrian and vehicular landmark that would become interesting at any time of the day. For the façade, we prefabricated a unique piece of perforated metal, this element was placed on the structure in different directions creating an attractive and dynamic geometry.
To complement the intervention we integrated a vertical LED lighting network that was extended and installed horizontally in the pavement of the square.
The strategy resulted as a unique intervention in a corporate building which accomplished the objective of transforming the space into a dynamic installation that interacts simultaneously with the public and the private space.
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