The Serena Williams Building—a workplace for 2,750 occupants at more than 1 million square feet—is the largest structure at Nike World Headquarters. We led the design of all aspects of this complex building and program, including core and shell, interior design and furniture selection, and branding integration. Beyond its sheer scale, the project presented three principal challenges:
The project is located in Pichincha, a neighborhood near the central area of the city. This traditionally residential area currently allows low (13.65m high), and compact buildings (with 4m x 4m courtyards). That is why the building is worked as a single porous building mass, progressively pierced through a succession of strategies that determine different porosity gradients.
The Santay Observatory is a floating space for artistic expressions, training workshops for children and adults, environmental research, and community integration activities.
The architectural project for the “Educational Area and Visitor Service Center” is located on the north face of the main access road of the Alfonso L. Herrera Chapultepec Zoo, within the 1st Section of the Chapultepec Forest, in Mexico City. The project is part of the comprehensive improvement of the zoo and offers interactive experiences in the educational and cultural fields.
The container. In the historic center of Quito, the number of unused spaces within heritage residential buildings is very high. This is a 28m2 space and we must adapt it in a way, so it works as the minimum living space for one or two people.
Designed to honor the Brazilian modern architecture masters, the building is a slim concrete sheet with a slightly rotated mezzanine. This set floats 19 meters above the ground, sustained by impressive pillars in a Y shape. The monumental arrival reveals an elegant exposed concrete walkway, providing access to the lobby.
The project is located in a corner lot surrounded by trees, hillsides, and blue skies. The existing landscaping, and many more trees added throughout the process, helped us bring the greenery in the background closer to our perceptible space.
Generating an accessible and unified complex was the main purpose of the intervention in Colín Sports Hall. The space was very deteriorated but still in use due to the scale of the soccer field, so the first improvement was to complement it with a space for stands.
Land located between hills, which is presented from its upper level, facing the eastern slope, to go down to the estuary El Arrayan, is the geographical support for a single-family home in a foothill area of the city of Santiago.
PAD studio has completed a serene three-bedroom home in the New Forest National Park featuring light, natural interiors, and strong connections to the outdoors for a London-based family.