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Shipping Container Sale Rooms, Showroom and Offices, Santiago, Chile


Drawings / Floor plans
About Dx arquitectos

Project: MG store and offices
Architects: DX Arquitectos, Claudio Aguila, Juan Luzoro, Justyna Skrobanska
Builder: Pablo Bórquez, Furniture Operations Manager Gacitúa
Location: San Miguel, Santiago, Chile
Area: 154 m²
Materials: 40 HC (High Cube) shipping container, rubber floor, 5 mm polyurethane exposed ceiling, similar wood melamine, MG line furniture, recycled aluminum windows
Year: 2010
Photographs: Pablo Blanco Barros

The shipping container as a means of transporting a product, now as a user’s container. Elementary and iconic prefab structure. Pure volumes intersect in an esplanade towards Santa Rosa, the speed of the highway defines the tensions and pauses of these.

On the first floor, the shipping containers intersect, forming the furniture exhibition and sale rooms (showroom). While the volume, which is on the second floor, contains offices.















Drawings / Floor plans






About Dx arquitectos


  • Design of commercial spaces
  • Corporate interior design
  • Residential design
  • Open space design (landscape architecture, public space)
  • Fair Design
  • Municipal processing
  • Specialty projects
  • Coordination of external specialists
  • Citizen participation
  • Assessment of the efficiency of corporate spaces
  • Universal accessibility assessment

Construction management

  • Technical work inspection
  • Construction contract administration


  • Land evaluation
  • Real estate accommodation study
  • Test-Fit corporate spaces
  • Report particular sites


Address La Luma 1398, Vitacura, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Phone +56223424946

Shipping Container Sale Rooms, Showroom and Offices, Santiago, Chile

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