Looking over a vineyard in the Maipo River Valley just south of Santiago, Chile are the OFMA Offices, designed by local architecture studio MAPAA for a father and son team seeking independent office spaces within a single building.
Taking inspiration from the region known for its wine production, MAPAA recreated the silhouette of underground wine storage cellars, building a trio of arching vaults that hover over and define the building’s three main volumes – private offices on both ends, and a shared space in the middle.
The archways are raised on a series of trusses, fronted by floor-to-ceiling glazing that frame views of the valley and vineyards. Wooden furniture contrast the raw concrete walls and cement floors, softening the overall industrial look of the office.
In the central space hangs a large-scale Italian tapestry, an heirloom of the vineyard’s owners. Displayed halfway along the section’s length, it divides the room into a reception and a meeting area. A wine cellar in the basement completes this elegant office space.