Mallol Design House
Studio: Mallol Arquitectos
Project: Mallol Design House
Location: Panama City, Panama
Credit: Fernando Alda
Mallol’s decision to build its offices after 40 years of practice comes as a result of an in-depth evaluation of our Architecture and our desire to fully intervene the process of design, contributing to a better exercise of this discipline.
An existing seven-storey hotel, was the base for its construction. A recycled steel structure served the purpose of turning a volume into an architectural studio; using noble materials, such as concrete, steel, glass & wood, made it possible to bare the structure, transform the space and create synergy.
The philosophy of the project is that the space itself promotes the creation of new spaces to answer a diversity of needs.
The predominant white of all spaces is associated to light, amplitude, and reflection, resulting in open, bright, and flexible multipurpose spaces without hierarchy, that allow a more fluid communication and share a philosophy of continuous creativity and collaboration, calling for the most essential task of architecture: design.