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Axis Viana Hotel / VHM

  • Architects: VHM
  • Architecture: VHM I Departamento de Arquitectura: Jorge Sodré Albuquerque, Ana Luísa Almeida, José Magno
  • Team: Isabel Flamínio, Rui Silva, Eduardo Brito, Carlos Sousa, Pedro Couto
  • Structure: A400
  • Services: VHM, Gestão e Coordenação de projectos
  • Decoration: Gaston y Daniela
  • Coordinator: Jorge Sodré Albuquerque
  • Construction Management: Vítor Hugo Leal Gomes, Carlos Xavier
  • Contractor: Europa Arlindo, Scout, Fernando Coelho Unipessoal Lda.
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Nelson Garrido - NG Photo

© Nelson Garrido - NG Photo © Nelson Garrido - NG Photo © Nelson Garrido - NG Photo © Nelson Garrido - NG Photo

From the architect. Architectural photographer Nelson Garrido shared with us an amazing set of photos for the Axis Viana Hotel by VHM in Viana do Castelo. This Business & Spa Hotel is an ode to cantilevering, as you can see on the section shown below.

The overlapping stacked volumes generate a series of different perspectives, ranging from a full box in a frontal view, to a complex column when seen from the sides. The 2 lower levels have a concrete structure, with the rest of the boxes resolved in a steel structure sitting on top of it.

© Nelson Garrido - NG Photo
© Nelson Garrido - NG Photo

More photos and the section after the break.

© Nelson Garrido - NG Photo
© Nelson Garrido - NG Photo
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