Maia Commercial Gallery / 100 Planos Arquitectura

© Bruno Aguiar

Architects: 100 Planos Arquitectura
Location: , Portugal
Completion: 2012
Photographs: Bruno Aguiar


© Bruno Aguiar

The building was designed as a large dark volume, to contain four commercial spaces each one with about 100 m2 divided over 2 floors. The main entry of the stores is located on the upper floor, at street level. This elevation is designed as a large glazed area where punctually the weathering steel structures appears marking all the entrys.

elevation 01

In the posterior elevation, is assumed the perception of a dark volume where the windows are rhythmically placed to allow its dematerialization. Inside predominates, in contrast to the outside, the white color which presents itself on the walls and ceilings.

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Cite: "Maia Commercial Gallery / 100 Planos Arquitectura" 22 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>