0715ABA Bairro Alagoas Associations / Belém Lima Arquitectos

© FG + SG - Fernando Guerra, Sérgio Guerra

Architects:
Location: , Portugal
Engineering: Norvia | coord MJ Borges
Client: EFTA | IHRU | Câmara Municipal da Régua
Construction: Quinta Viana, Construções
Project Manager: Fernando Seara
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 281 sqm
Photographs: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sérgio Guerra


In the neighborhood of Alagoas, in the midst of hastily erected buildings where all seems precarious and haphazard, we expected a clear and luminous novelty. Surprisingly, the ABA is black. Where all colors fade only black can speak of color.

Situation

The ABA welcomes its opposite, cures wounds with the harpoon that caused them and transforms hostility into its very strength. The ABA speaks of life in a wordless idiom.

© FG + SG - Fernando Guerra, Sérgio Guerra

Extended, not domesticated, the ABA scorns forced harmony. The ABA responds harshly to a harsh social situation. Where it seems vanquished it rises up in all its beauty.

© FG + SG - Fernando Guerra, Sérgio Guerra

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Cite: "0715ABA Bairro Alagoas Associations / Belém Lima Arquitectos" 19 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 18 Dec 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=176993>
  • http://uptodayarch.blogspot.com up_today_arch

    extremely clean form! I like it!

    • Frank Lloyd Wright

      Do you mean the stretching dog?

      If so, I agree!