JSa revamps cinco m dos offices in mexico city JSa revamps cinco m dos offices in mexico city
jul 04, 2014

JSa revamps cinco m dos offices in mexico city

JSa revamps cinco m dos offices in mexico city
photo by jaime navarro
all images courtesy of JSa




following the acquisition of a property by the transit agency cinco m dos, architecture practice JSa has transformed two entire floors in mexico city to serve as the company’s offices. the design includes a diverse range of materials which differentiate the various building elements. often, major walls are wrapped in wood slat cladding, while many interior volumes are distinguished by bright colored surfaces. the spaces are unified by an open courtyard, which is utilized for collective activities. it features bleacher seating on one end, with a game area and large magnolia tree on the other.

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employees gather on the courtyard’s bleacher seating
photo by jaime navarro




the property contains many terraces, which were revamped for improved connection to the interior spaces. these outdoor balconies were converted into meeting areas and private offices, and incorporate glass partitions and white ceilings and walls to allow for increased passage of daylight to internal areas.

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brightly colored interior volumes contrast the wood slat outer cladding
photo by jaime navarro




the elevator, stair, and bathroom services are compacted to the core of the building, with the various types of offices surrounding. wood furnishings serve to warm the atmosphere of these spaces, and complemented by plants which that are able to withstand seasonal changes. above the corridors and open desk areas, ducts and systems are exposed on concrete ceilings.

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a large magnolia tree occupies the open courtyard with a game area below
photo by jaime navarro

jsa arquitectura cinco m dos designboom

the kitchen, bathrooms, and vertical circulation are compacted to the building’s central core
photo by jaime navarro

jsa arquitectura cinco m dos designboom

ducts and building systems are exposed above the open desk areas
photo by jaime navarro

jsa arquitectura cinco m dos designboom

photos by jaime navarro

jsa arquitectura cinco m dos designboom

glass partitions and white surfaces near the perimeter of the building help to transmit light to interior areas
photo by jaime navarro

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some terraces are occupied by informal meeting areas
photo by jaime navarro

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photo by jaime navarro





project info:


location: colonia condesa, méxico d.f., méxico
type: office
dates: december 2012 – december 2013
average surface area: 1,500 sqm
levels: 2
real estate development: JSa  
design team: javier sánchez, juan ignacio reyes, sofía villarreal, lucía villers, francisco martinez, silvia mejía, alejandro elí
site supervision: sofía villarreal, silvia mejía
renders: gerardo fonseca, misael romero, luis frausto
engineering: ingeniería estructural (ing. oscar trejo/ ing. sergio lópez)
structure: HACSA steel s.a. de c.v.
contractor: CM2 management s.a. de c.v.
activities performed: interior design and supervision of work
photography: jaime navarro

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