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Mortuary House
Integrated in a hybrid residential context which crosses urban and rural references, the mortuary house emerges as a filter between them and a universe of contemplation of the distant mountains. Bounded by a municipal road, a farmland and the Church of Vila Caiz, the constructed volume results from the confluence between the axes of delimiters ground, framing the landscape and solar orientation. The materiality of the building integrates and filters the context in which it operates through grilles cover crops in concrete (filter of light and views) granite floors, walls and paneling in conjunction with the whiteness of the walls. The interior space results mainly from three major interconnection between spaces defined by an atrium and two rooms that can be joined or fragmented depending on the circumstances. The view of the distant mountains combined with the water… [read more]

Recent Work

House in Fonte BoaCoimbra / Portugal

Architects: João Mendes Ribeiro / 2015


Fonte de Angeão SchoolVagos / Portugal

Architects: Miguel Marcelino / 2015

The school setting allows a close relationship with nature, located in the countryside, the new primary school + kindergarten is surrounded by beautiful adult trees.
The proposal explores the relations between inside and outside through two systems that will define the spatial orga… [read more]

Hotel MonverdeLixa / Portugal

Architects: FCC Arquitectura + Paulo Lobo / 2015

“Amidst 30 hectares of active vineyards on northern Portugal’s Rota da Vinho – or Green Wine Route – the family-run Quinta da Lixa winery has expanded to include a new hotel for the ‘oenoe-curious’. Enlisting the skills of local architect Fernando Coelho, beyond the e… [read more]

Hospital Sousa MartinsGuarda / Portugal

Architects: Aripa Architects / 2013

The Sousa Martins Sanatorium which opened in 1907 was the first purpose-built hospital for the treatment of patients with pulmonary infections. The sanatorium’s strong humanist component (it had a games room, winter garden, library, dentist, barber and soon) and its location in a… [read more]