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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Integral Iluminación Comercial Building in Samborondon , Ecuador by Jannina Cabal & Arquitectos

 
September 2nd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Jannina Cabal & Arquitectos

General Parameters 

Oriented from north to south, Integral Iluminación Commercial Building, developed in two diamond-shaped plots with a total building area of 12,701 square feet. One of the requirements of the project was to keep the exterior structure of the existing house (columns, walls and pitched roof) in one of the plots while a new structure proposed for the expansion of the building on the second plot. Considering that Integral Iluminacion sells top of the line lighting and automatization systems, it was extremely important to conceive a cutting edge architectural design that would become an icon for the company.

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

  • Architects: Jannina Cabal & Arquitectos
  • Project: Integral Iluminación Comercial Building
  • Location: Samborondon , Ecuador
  • Photography: Juan Alberto Andrade
  • Year: 2013 – 2014
  • Lead Architect: Arq. Jannina Cabal
  • Team: Arq. Alejandra Lopez, Arq. Marco Sosa, Arq. Katty Cuenca
  • Construction Area: 12,701 square feet
  • Plot Area: 11,302 square feet

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Architectural Program

The architectural program of the project developed as a three-story building. The first level contains the parking area, a small lobby overlooking an interior garden, exhibition space and employee dining room. The second level has a double story exhibition space with sales desks, a cinema, meeting and conference rooms, as well as storage space. The entire third level was developed for the management, administration and lighting design offices.

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Compositional Scheme 

The project is clearly defined by the merging of two different elements. On the left side, the existing structure wrapped up in a tensile fabric with a geometric – based pattern decomposed into irregular triangles. The facade structure made of a mixed-metal structure of steel and aluminum tubes wrapped in a medium gray tensile fabric developed specifically for outdoor use only. While on the right side a clean-cut double-story glass prism is raised up on an exposed metal structure creating a covered garage underneath.

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

The perception of the building varies completely from day-to-night. During the day the tensile fabric facade is a visual element which does not compete with the glass cube of the expansion of the building, creating a homogeneous structure altogether. At night , colored lighting brings the building to life highlighting the metal structure and accentuating the three dimensional effect of the panels in a game of lights and shadows. The building is therefore transformed into a sculpture. This mesh fabric, permeable to light, lit with RGB LED reflectors allowing the facade to change colors. The reflectors are connected to an automatization system that controls the building to change through the night.

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Interior 

The concrete floors, white walls and white furniture reflect interior spaces conceived seeking greater simplicity. Even though this is a retail space with few windows to the street, the interior opens up to naturally lighted spaces by an interior patio and a fountain, focal elements on the ground floor.

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

These simple fresh and generous areas highlight the vertical circulation of the building, the oval staircase, the only architectural element maintained from the original house. The granite floors and black walls contrast with the neutral color scheme of the interior spaces.

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Jannina Cabal & Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Jannina Cabal & Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Jannina Cabal & Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Jannina Cabal & Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Jannina Cabal & Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Jannina Cabal & Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Jannina Cabal & Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Jannina Cabal & Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Jannina Cabal & Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Jannina Cabal & Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Jannina Cabal & Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Jannina Cabal & Arquitectos

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