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Brufe Social Center / Imago

  • 01:00 - 3 February, 2011
Brufe Social Center / Imago
Brufe Social Center / Imago, © José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brufe, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal
  • Architects in Charge

    André de Moura Leitão Cerejeira Fontes + António Jorge de Moura Leitão Cerejeira Fontes
  • Co Author

    Nuno Cruz, António Dias, Bruno Marques
  • Collaborators

    Architect José Forte, Architect Sónia Gonçalves, Architect José Pedro Fernandes, Architect José Miguel Bahia, Architect Pedro Negrões Soares, Engineer Eugénia Fontes, Dr. Tiago Fontes
  • Construction

    Telhabel Construções S.A
  • Area

    1876.95 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. Based on a block form some openings are carved to illuminate the interior space or in most cases tearing and piercing the building to its inner courtyard. The building is turned inside out: the exterior façades look opaque, dense, with just a few carves in the main points of the building like the stairs and the main entrance. The interior façades appear as a translucid and continuous glass curtain wall that embrace the internal patio shaded by proposed trees.

© José Campos
© José Campos

In the top portion of the mass each carving provokes an event with its surroundings, covered parking spaces, main entrance, and a covered seating area for open air events. The programs criteria includes day care, rest home, office and service areas and is organized in functional blocks surrounding a central court yard. The physical communication within itself accentuates permanent visual relationship. The interconnection or independence when necessary is distributed in a permanent manner.

© José Campos
© José Campos
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17 Comments

C · May 09, 2013

I think the photograph of the children's area should be removed looks poor, institutional and empty.

josé costa pimenta · March 08, 2012

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juliana alves · February 05, 2011

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Christian Zammit · February 04, 2011

Amazing Brutality ..... incredible use of #geometry and concrete http://bit.ly/hpfchO #Architecture #Concrete #Brutal #portugal

Vicens Tort Arnau · February 04, 2011

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José · February 04, 2011

very nice. Parabéns

up_today_arch · February 04, 2011

Looks terrific... not so frendly as I waiting for social building... but I like this form in itself...

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Allan · February 04, 2011

Corbusian Brutalism for children...
Facades are fine still

KB · February 04, 2011

Beautiful building, but doesn't it seem a bit stark and lifeless for something that's supposed to be a social center? Something looks incredibly odd about a bleak concrete room filled with children's toys.

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