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9760 Vila Nova, Portogallo: Esmeriz House by Cosimo Projectos
Cosimo Projectos

The concept of a house is usually related to the function of shelter/home but it also includes a socio/cultural exercise of a specific community. This house is definitely that place where we act as urban individuals protected from time.

Cosimo Projectos

It is a polyvalent space that articulates an administrative area with another one that promotes culture and civilization as if through a path where the main program/scheme is spread (secretary, offices, Wc, auditorium), just like a beast with thousand feet snug to the slope.

Cosimo Projectos

This equipment/outfit is developed anthropomorphically in a ground that is part of a series of housing and multifamily buildings.

Cosimo Projectos

Its implementation results from a group of elements like the topography, encircling elements, orientation and predefined functional design/scheme.

Cosimo Projectos

Setting the entry installment as the organizational platform of the rest of the pavements, we do adjust the main/functional program/scheme (secretary, offices, Wc, auditorium) to a sinuous path that redesigns the level curves artificially.

Cosimo Projectos

Starting from the main door, the building throws itself on the valley/ dives into the valley, finding support in a fragile pillar structure mathematically knotty, that avoid the breakdown of the structure.

Cosimo Projectos

Two large spaces define the main usage of the building, one as administrative aid/support composed with a secretary and two offices driven to public service, and another one intended to the execution of temporary and periodical activities that includes the Wc and the auditorium.

Cosimo Projectos

To this last one, hangs a tray that can be used as an aleternative access and allows a totally independent operation.

Cosimo Projectos
Cosimo Projectos
Cosimo Projectos
Cosimo Projectos

Location: Vila Nova, Portugal Architects: Cosimo Projectos – João Pestana and Luís Caldeira Landscape Architect: Jorge Maia Supervision: Paula Pereira|Cm de Vn de Famalicão Construction: Ribeiro da Silva Promotion: Cm de Vn de Famalicão Junta de Freguesia de Esmeriz Year: 2011 Photo: Rui Pereira

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9760 Vila Nova, Portogallo: Esmeriz House by Cosimo Projectos {Portugal}