The 10th PORCELANOSA Awards Finalist: Non-conformist architecture in a dynamic work space full of contrasts
Monday September 4th, 2017 · PORCELANOSA Grupo
Breaking the rules of design and architecture for intelligent, enriching and daring evolution. This is one of the finalist projects in the Students Forward-Looking Projects category at the 10th PORCELANOSA Grupo Architecture and Interior Design Awards. A work space for interior design professionals in Mexico City, created by Sharon Rozenbaum, Carela Espinoza, Aline Sol and Raquel Mussali as a Postgraduate project in Architecture Management at the CENTRO University of Design, Film and Television in Mexico.
It is an architectural project that advocates creating a space that enhances the work of designers and interior designers, making their work comprehensible for the users and integrating it into the decoration itself without the need for an exhibition room or showroom.
In this way, it creates an open workspace which allows free navigation for the customer in a fluid and comforting way. The distinctive value of the company is materialised in its own atmosphere and it increases the customer’s involvement in each project.
Through taking a tour of the workspace, we find versatile and timeless materials that respond to the requirements of a combination of lights and shadows created by contrasts of materials and natural and artificial lighting.
We highlight the fluidity and dynamism generated by its modular furniture and mobile panels, all designed to avoid the monotony of both the user and the designer. The floor tile on this space means a journey through different and elegant designs by STON-KER ceramic pieces: Dover Antique S-R, with its more eclectic illustrations, Dover Topo with its cement colour in a matt finish and Rodano Caliza in textured beige.
The latest trends in wall tiles and natural stone are present in this space, paying tribute to the geometry with the Forest Chelsea Camel porcelain tile and the eternal marble with the tables and furniture wall tile from the Cattalata gold office. Another of the main noble materials is natural wood in a table shape, coated with the Mini Eden Brown parquet and shelves with the Genuine Sonoran laminate.
To sum up, this is a project that stands out for its extraordinary creativity conveyed both in its conceptual axis and in its materialisation with modular elements and materials evoking movement, freshness and impetus.