From a pre-existing metallic structure and the redesign of a commercial area, an idea has been developed to create an iconic piece that asserts itself as a protagonist in the surroundings.
Project name: Lexus Faro Office
Rarcon Architects: João Ramos
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Conclusion year:Build Area (m2): .80m2
Client: Caetano Auto
Photographer: Ivo Tavares Studio
Website from the photographer: www.ivotavares.net
The challenge was to understand how the building could be shaped to stand out clearly in the middle of several large scale commercial buildings.
The existing structure had a very particular shape and to accommodate the technical needs required by the program, such as an exhibition area, office, lounge and a higher technical floor, there was a need to adapt the slopes to include the program and for drainage control of rainwater.
The geometries were deliberately creased with the intention of standing out and attracting the customer intuitively into the space. These geometries are introduced using an autono mous substructure as a skin that clings to pre-existence and thus allowed a freer design of the object.
In the interior of the building we realize that the relationship with the exterior is direct and there is a dialogue with the language design for the casing. Thus, the interior is shaped by the pre-existing metal structure, making it characteristic by the angles and twists that compose it.
The building works as a whole, with a strong morphological identity that is related to the brands identity, where the chromatic part and the form is predominant in the space.