Architects: Belém Lima Arquitectos
Location: Vila Real, Portugal
Client: Imobiliária Região Basto
Project Team: Filipe Silva, Francisca Guardiano, Márcia Oliveira, Ana Coutinho
Engineering: Norvia | coord MJ Borges
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 3,461 sqm
Photographs: FG + SG - Fernando Guerra, Sérgio Guerra
The project is a small apartment lost among many others, or a palace hidden among the trees. Enormous windows open up over the landscape, a distance that protects us from the world by the most exacting framework of its beauty.
It is a black building, a shadow. A building that does not want to appear, that is there but isn’t, that exists but does not exist in this place, raising its shadow between the whiteness of all the others surrounding it.
Text provided by Belém Lima Arquitectos