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When buildings are repurposed, the owners often want structural changes that reflect the new tenant. This article overviews how Murtinho+Raby Architects (Santiago, Chile) added colorful glass panels to an existing, circa-1970s building, a simple yet elegant and engaging solution that conveys a sense a vitality befitting the structure's new occupant, a Chilean private non-profit that handles social security funds for retired workers. It describes the new design's primary features, explaining the rationale informing the design's low-cost, sustainable solution.
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