BIP Computers / Alberto Mozó

BIP Computers / Alberto Mozó

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  • Architects: Alberto Mozó
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1654
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2006

Text description provided by the architects. 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.

BIP Computers / Alberto Mozó - Facade, Windows

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".

BIP Computers / Alberto Mozó - Facade, Beam

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.

BIP Computers / Alberto Mozó - Windows, Facade

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.

BIP Computers / Alberto Mozó - Windows, Facade

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Address:Suecia 1763-1911, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile

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Cite: "BIP Computers / Alberto Mozó" 24 May 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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