Publications . Printed Editions

Highlights

Pedras Salgadas Eco-Resort
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The new eco-resort of Parque de Pedras Salgadas, Portugal, consists of a set of seven small houses in perfect harmony with the surrounding outstanding nature. Designed in a modular prefabrication system but flexible to adapt to the specific places within the park, these houses result in several different combinations of the same three modules (entrance/bathing – living – sleeping) creating different morphologies and different dialogues with the surrounding nature, wisely occupying the empty spaces between the trunksof large trees and, at the same time, allowing each home to be unique, special and worth visiting. The vain corner contradicts the structural logic of the house but creates the ilusion that the park is inside the house framing living nature pictures. The outer coating in slate tile reffers to the local contruction traditions and the slatted wood us… [read more]

Recent Work

Mima EssentialPortugal / Portugal

Architects: Mima Architects / 2016

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MIMA Essential is the ultimate achievement of depuration and purism applied to MIMA House’s original project. Its simple and intuitive morphology is ideal for quick and practical constructions without dropping comfort and refinement. MIMA Essential allows building in heig… [read more]

Hospital Sousa MartinsGuarda / Portugal

Architects: Aripa Architects / 2013

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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]

Renovation of two houses in TrovadorGuimarães / Portugal

Architects: Pitágoras / 2015

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Este projecto trata da reabilitação de dois edifícios existentes na zona histórica de Guimarães, tendo em vista a instalação de espaços comerciais e apartamentos, procedendo assim à alteração da tipologia existente, mantendo no entanto o seu uso.  Os edifícios local… [read more]

Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts CentreRibeira Grande, Açores / Portugal

Architects: Menos é Mais + João Mendes Ribeiro / 2015

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The Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre seeks to unite the different scales and times of its parts. It is a transdisciplinary project whose mission is to disseminate, create and produce emerging culture: a space of exchange and interface for people, knowledge and events. The… [read more]