This office building rises between two old houses (1936), and spare parts that were not protected by any laws of historical preservation. The set occupies a site that allows a building of 12 storeys and this sets a high value of land, in turn despises the value of any construction that does not bear that height.
With these assumptions and with the aim of giving a value of real estate to a new building for only three floors. Was chosen to lift a laminated wooden structure, and avoid a counterproductive demolition with the sale of the site.
Plywood offers the inevitable operation of disarming, and opens the possibility of returning to lift it on another site, the design of this building so permits, and perhaps, but so, for being wooden beams that can be transformed into doors years later and serve as a door cover to a table. This is a value in Architecture and Urbanism, who personally called “transit”.
Other advantages that were incorporated into the design of this structure were: the election of a section of beam line for the entire building, which allowed laminar timber quickly, and that this section was chosen from a catalog of the Company Arauco, 9 x 34.2 cm, a measure that is considered an efficient cutting of the tree.
Owners: Nicolas Moens
Architecture: Alberto Mozo.
Arch. Collaborator: Francisca Cifuentes, Mauricio Leal, Luis Fernandez
Location: Providencia, Santiago de Chile.
Materiality: laminated pine wood 34.2 x 9cm glass, pre-fab cement, steel.