Byronmuller / Darkitectura

© Yoshihiro Koitani

Architects: Darkitectura / Julio Juarez
Location: Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Project area: 193 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Yoshihiro Koitani

© Yoshihiro Koitani

In an office floor of 18×10 meters, were removed and repositioned the ceiling panels, glass and wooden divisions of an existing traditional workplace with the aim of doubling the spatial feeling of this claustrophobic site and thus house the offices, services and a large creative workshop for an advertising agency.

A cabinet 18 meters long was created, it remind us a sensual water surface placed in vertical that hides the irregularity of the longitudinal wall caused by the big columns of the building.

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Successfully this pseudo-liquid furniture becomes the thread of the project, which mutates its role while comes into the space, starts being a waiting bench, then is a shelving that holds books and articles for the creative workshop, after that becomes a copying area, finishing as office furniture for the chief of the agency.

© Yoshihiro Koitani

Lighting is a combination of warm light hanging lamps and a set of cold neon rays, evoking the visual beauty of the classic 80′s film Blade Runner, in a functional way they create the ideal combination of light for work hours.

The apparent electrical installation, the white raw concrete walls, the white resin floor and the reflections resulting from multiple divisions of glass reinforce the aesthetic intent of recreate this imperfect future cult film.

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Cite: "Byronmuller / Darkitectura" 30 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <>
  • darki tectura

    you can see how we builted this pseudo-liquid cabinet at

  • up_today_arch

    I like these shelves… Nice structure…

  • bozo

    I think the shelves look terrible.
    An obvious and cliche idea that certainly doesn’t work as bookshelves. Looks very messy on something that I’m sure was intended to look slick and clean.

  • ozob

    I think the shelves look great.
    An obscure and unique idea that definitely works as bookshelves.
    Looks very slick and clean on something that I’m sure could have potentially been messy.