Dipasa USA, Inc.
Design Team: Jorge Bazan, Juan Archila
Structural: CBM Engineers
FLU(x) was approached by the client with a design in hand, and was charged with providing design improvements without impacting the budget, which was very tight. The result was a breaking up of spaces to create an open office. From the original box, FLU(x) introduced two interlocking egg-shaped pieces, which become the focal point as well as the signature piece of the project. Both shapes, which house a conference room and the reception area, seem to defy the rest of the structure, but they remain suspended within it. Circulation was improved and natural light brought in through the use of a glass storefront system throughout the exterior walls. Transparency and openness are reinforced through the use of interior glass walls with glass barn doors at the perimeter offices and the introduction of skylights in the open office. In addition , FLU(x) designed glass desk partitions. Natural materials including wood and stained concrete were used to create warmth and balance with the clean lines established by the glass and drywall partitions