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BIP Computers / Alberto Mozo

  • 01:00 - 24 May, 2008
BIP Computers / Alberto Mozo
BIP Computers / Alberto Mozo

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  • Location

    Suecia 1763-1911, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architect

    Alberto Mozo
  • Collaborators

    Francisca Cifuentes, Mauricio Leal, Luis Fernandez
  • Structure Ingeneer

    Juan Lopez Ingeneers
  • Services

    Jaime Uribe
  • Structure

    Arauco & Constructora Las Torcazas
  • Client

    Nicolas Moens de Hase
  • Electric Project

    Gaston Villarroel
  • Finishing

    Constructora Cuatro Vientos
  • Materials

    Laminated Wood, Pino Radiata, Glass
  • Area

    1654.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. This office-building is erected between two old houses, year 1936, which were renovated and are not under protection by any low of historical conservation.

The project mantained 80% of the previouly constructed and of the total constructed surface of 1.174 m2 , including the building, these houses represent a 44%.The whole occupies a place which permits the construction of a 12 floor building and this determines a high value of the ground, on the other hand depreciate the value of any construction which does not carry that altitude.

With these premises and with the objective of giving an economic value to a new building of 3 floors, a laminated wooden structure was choosen, avoiding a contrary demolition with a future sale of the place.

The laminated wood offers the unavoidable operation of disarming and opens the possibility of a lift-up at another place, the design of this building permits this, and if this is not so, being wood, its beams could be transformed in doors and later a door serves as a table-top. This condition of value in Architecture and Townplanning is what I personally call " Transitive".

Other advantages which were incorporated to the design of this structure are : the election of the same section of a straight beam, for the complete building, permitting to laminate the wood rapidly, just in nine days, and that this section was chosen from a Catalogue of the Empresa Arauco, 9 x 34,2 cm , a measure which considers an efficiency in the cut of the tree.

Finally , it is important to mention that the utilized wood is an incentive for reaforestation , for it belongs to the type of wood of a forest which is renewable and is the material of construction which less carbon emissions produce for the consideration of our climate changes.

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Charles · April 17, 2011

Stunning ! somehow reminding the ambiance of old industrial building, yet so neat and contemporary. Wonderfull use of materials, smart structural design. Love it !

Chrys Knapp · October 26, 2010

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NoraAbb · October 18, 2010

Impressive staircase, the design is brilliant and the use of wood just adds to its authenticity

valerio mosco · September 28, 2010

I'm an italian architect trying to contact alberto mozo to publish his work in a book for skira-rizzoli. I need the material (photo and drawings: it's very important)
valerio mosco

FLO · April 30, 2010

Realmente maravilloso, notable e impecable

16:08:78 · May 24, 2009

NO CUMPLE La rampa de impedidos

SOC · October 28, 2009 02:17 AM

Que pedestre tu comentario, te sabes bien la ordenanza?


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