The Nexus Center in Mexico features a floating glass box sheltered by large overhangs. Design studio sanzpont [arquitectura] conceived the project to utilize passive solar design, and distributed the corporate offices of three companies across three levels in order of their hierarchical structure in order to provide a unique and environmentally friendly space.
The floating cube houses management offices, while the ground floor is occupied by the storage area of products for 3 companies and has platforms for loading and unloading. The first and second floor house the company offices, with the glass floating volume in the middle level dominating the entire building. Storage areas and workshops are located on the ground.
The architects used passive design principles to optimize the energy consumption of the building. Facing north, the floating cube prevents direct sunlight and only receives diffuse daylight. Large overhangs provide shade to all windows while allowing sunlight into the interior. All lighting solutions are based on LEDs in order to curb the energy requirements at night.
Photos by Victor Sanz