Qúbica Lomas is conceived as a high quality and efficient office space targeted for small high-level companies, which due to internal growth or the desire of upgrading their own infrastructure are migrating their headquarters from the surrounding antique residences.
The building is located at the intersection of Volcán, Montes Urales and Arboledas along one of the most valued corporate locations in Mexico City. The neighborhood has been shifting its vocation because of the previously described migration, creating new buildings meant for office spaces in lots where two or more houses previously existed. In fact, some of these houses were already being used as office spaces because their size wasn’t any more functional for residential use.
The main idea was to sculpt a black stone and glass block that echoes obsidian, such an emblematic stone found in Mexican handcrafts. The cutouts are used to create private and semipublic terraces along the plot, these elements resemble the context’s scale and create a strong sculptural composition that defines the character and identity of the building.
The sober and monochromatic materials enhance its formal assembly and also help to highlight the vegetation surrounding and permeating the building.
The ground floor and the English-style courtyards around the property are meant to be as much permeable to enhance commercial interaction at pedestrian level. Terraces and green patios become extensions of the indoor areas creating a dynamic relationship between the building and the city.
Typical floor plans are regular with a central-services core. Terraces in diverse sizes and orientations give tenants the possibility to go outside and enjoy delighting views as well as outer ambiances which are varied in terms of design.
The top floor was conceived as a communal garden for the building’s tenants meant for different occupations, both leisure and semi-public events can take place in this space. Thus, in its entirety, Qúbica Lomas is conceived as a building whose interior blends with the outside, with the intent to enhance quality of life for its occupants as well as the surrounding urban fabric.