LC arquitectura revives ruins in Mexico as a luminous office steeped in nature

LC ARQUITECTURA INJECTS MODERNITY TO RUINS IN MEXICO

LC Arquitectura transforms a ruined house into a Desk space steeped in nature and light in Veracruz, Mexico. Entitled CR Office, the green project is one of restoration and rehabilitation, seeking to preserve the structure’s remaining shell, its evocative essence and all-encompassing natural landscape while injecting a refreshing contemporary atmosphere. A new modernity concrete the volume is placed next to the original construction, both of which are united by a series of delicate and transparent glass bridges that facilitate the symbiotic integration of old and new. Throughout the space, the architects introduce opportunities for users to reconnect with nature, establishing a strong connection between indoors and outdoors through expansive glass windows and walkways, interior gardens, and sculptural furnishings made tree roots and river stones.

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CR OFFICE Integrating nature to foster creativity

At the start of the project, LC Arquitectura encountered an old house with peripheral walkways and crumbling corrals amidst a serene natural landscape. Inspired by its weathered materials that evoke a sense of nostalgia, the architects preserve and embrace as much of the original structure as possible while injecting a refreshed contemporary feel to inspire creativity and productivity.

Inside, the CR Office includes various environments for working, contemplating and reconnecting with nature. The modern interior bearing consistent remnants of historic status maintains a strong connection to nature. The architects weave circulation spaces with interior gardens, wrap the office in expansive floor-to-ceiling pivoting windows, incorporate transparent catwalks that hover above the foliage, and place a water mirror at the heart of the space that emanates soothing sounds throughout the day. In addition, bespoke artistic interventions made of natural elements such as carved marble blocks, tree roots and large river stones were composed as furniture and sculptural pieces.

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