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Architecture and Landscape: 10 Projects Integrated in the Topography

September 30, 2022 Susanna Moreira 0

As a starting point for architectural projects, the terrain and its topography point out the directions that the distribution of the program can follow. Among them, one solution stands out for the continuity between topography and architecture: lowering the level of construction and advancing the land over the roof. From this roof garden created with the same characteristics as the surroundings, the result gives the impression of an almost non-existent intervention.

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FG House / Bernardes Arquitetura

September 28, 2022 Susanna Moreira 0

FG House was designed for a condominium about an hour and a half from São Paulo downtown for a couple and their children and arises from the fragmentation of the program through four trapezoidal volumes of pigmented concrete, in a harmonious arrangement on the 12,152 square meter plot and joined by the same linear axis.

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Pergola House / Atelier in.vitro

September 25, 2022 Susanna Moreira 0

Pergola House’s project involves the expansion of an existing building, creating two new volumes on top of the existing garage and storage room, located at two different levels facing West and North, respectively. The purpose was to assume the expansion works as new, but, at the same time, merge it with the house and surrounding areas. The difference between the existing and the proposed was achieved mainly through the use of different materials, scale of doors, windows and different styled roof.

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New Life Portugal Wellbeing Center / PLATAFORMArq

September 22, 2022 Susanna Moreira 0

The challenge was to create a wellness and mindfulness center based on the idea of community life at Serra da Estrela Nature Park, a UNESCO Global Geopark site and Portugal’s oldest and largest conservation area. The chosen property already included a number of preexisting buildings, which allowed developing the project despite the many constraints that limit any intervention in a conservation area.

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São Lázaro Apartments / Floret Arquitectura

September 20, 2022 Susanna Moreira 0

This is a collective housing building on a regular plot in the heart of Porto, on Passeio de São Lázaro. The building has two fronts, one oriented for the Passeio de São Lázaro and the other to the interior. It also has a small patio that was allocated to one of the aparta- ment. The project proposed the demolition of the interior, already very changed, in order to rebuild the building, rehabilitating the existing facade and expanding it by two floors to hide the existing gable with the adjacent building.

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Labyrinth Playground / Vazio S/A

September 20, 2022 Susanna Moreira 0

The Labyrinth Playground was built in the gardens of Palácio das Mangabeiras, the former residence of the governor of the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Since 2019, the Palace has become a park open to public visitation and shows. The Labyrinth is part of the park’s permanent public spaces and is also part of the temporary exhibitions circuit.

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APF House / Centro Arquitetura

September 19, 2022 Susanna Moreira 0

Two roof gardens, a tower, a patio, a terrace and the riparian forest seen from the window. This is the essence of this small house, made for a couple and their daughter, in Bragança Paulista, interior of the state of São Paulo.

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House in Crato / Inês Brandão Arquitectura

September 16, 2022 Susanna Moreira 0

House in Crato (Casa no Crato) was designed for a couple who loves nature and silence and that was looking for a retreat place, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is located in the upper part of the Alentejo region, in Portugal, on a property of about 70 hectares, where oaks, holm oaks, cork oaks, and common brooms populate the various hills and create an idyllic landscape. A small flowing watercourse crosses the entire terrain, giving rise to a lagoon that serves as a refreshment point for grazing animals.