The Mahitala


Initially, the owner of this building wanted a subtle maximum of ten floors of office space. What was designed was a tower dipped in muted colors with a seemingly uniform sets of windows.  In its subtleties, The Mahitala showcases its strength through its stillness. The building is made out of concrete as its main material, with touches of black steel and glass windows to consider its efficiency in cost, production and construction. It expresses a chunk of industrial adobe, ‘ripped and teared’ in some areas depending on the function inside. The main challenge of this project is to create an office building that doesn’t feel convoluted in its attempt to adorn the form. It wasn’t tall enough to have a sleek massing, so the best decision was to embrace it’s chunky form, while still maintaining a playful design.