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Axis Viana Hotel / VHM

  • 01:00 - 7 December, 2009
Axis Viana Hotel / VHM
Axis Viana Hotel / VHM, © Nelson Garrido - NG Photo
© Nelson Garrido - NG Photo

© Nelson Garrido - NG Photo © Nelson Garrido - NG Photo © Nelson Garrido - NG Photo © Nelson Garrido - NG Photo +15

  • Architects

  • 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

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
Cite: "Axis Viana Hotel / VHM" 07 Dec 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/43112/axis-viana-hotel-vhm/>
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30 Comments

Floh · August 23, 2012

Viel Sinn für ästhetische #Architektur beweisen wieder mal die Portugiesen mit diesem wunderschönen Hotel: http://t.co/xBs2w3DN

rocmvv · March 28, 2012

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D · January 22, 2012

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Beto Ramos · February 19, 2011

belo hotel @ Portugal. http://bit.ly/fKgz2r

3psy · October 27, 2010

first thought: a tomb. overwhelming and gloomy - horrific!

Geoff Goodman · October 26, 2010

Incredible hotel via @archdaily http://bit.ly/dmx6mL #architecture

Michael Garner · January 13, 2010

Axis Viana Hotel by VHM in Portugal - An Ode to Cantilevering. http://www.archdaily.com/43112

Ivor Tillier · January 12, 2010

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Hotels Resorts Apart · December 19, 2009

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usti · December 12, 2009

HI EVERYBODY.
I MADE UN ARTICLE ABOUT THIS AMAZING PROJECT IN NOVEMBER. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT PORTUGUESE ARCHITECTURE PLEASE VISIT MY ARCHITECTURE WEBZINE http://ustidesigner.over-blog....
A LOT OF OTHERS GREAT PROJECTS THERE.
GREAT CHOICE ARCH DAILY FOR THAT...

john avlakiotis · December 11, 2009

Great work! So simple but rich...

miguel silva · December 10, 2009

Sorry. The photos are nice but the place is terrible. I have been there- It is a gigantic black monolith in the middle of lovely green trees and traditional white and small houses. Completely out of place, dark, too big.

HMMM · December 08, 2009

Reminds me this building. Exact same idea. I certainly dont try to suggest a "copy" though. It simply doesn't matter in my mind. Both are good projects.

http://www.internationaldesign...

dah · December 08, 2009

wow, amazing

WSBY · December 08, 2009

flying death :)

Dariusz · December 08, 2009

wicked.. minimal.. love it! Dark and black! IN!

kenchikuka · December 08, 2009

hot.
Maybe when Nouvel gives up the 'growies' he will turn stuff out as good as this

pixelcube · December 08, 2009

Superbe!

Tim · December 08, 2009

It reminds me of this project:

http://www.zerodegree.com/E5/Z...

james webb · December 08, 2009

impressive and its not very expensive to stay there. approx 90 euros/night for a double....hmmm next holiday plans.

blues75 · December 08, 2009

Algorithm rhythm in designing..Interesting!

mardjun · December 08, 2009

it's very cool, the black box
but it's so different with its environment

mardjun · December 08, 2009

it's very cool, the black box
but it's so different with its environment

deaw · December 08, 2009

I like it..nice photos indeed. can we use the roof of those cantilived part?
it'd be great if i could have more text and info ;)

Jonjon · December 08, 2009

Best building I've seen on here in months………well done, but I'm sure you don't need me to say that.

Tosh · December 08, 2009

very nice and probably expensive..
But if it's a hotel - it's fine.

joe · December 08, 2009

very cool hotel...great piece of art

james · December 08, 2009

pretty slick

bpv · December 08, 2009

This looks amazing, I would love to stay here and swim in that pool. It all looks great, except for that second photo-it looks like a monster behind those small white homes!

ballistamagazine · December 08, 2009

The elevations don't do the perspectives justice...I love the cantilevers but it would appear the elevation would have benefited from a little extra thought. One of the more refreshing points this project brings to the table is that its interior is as stunning as the exterior. Clean, simple, and minimal with one of the most dramatic pools I've seen...

bilo · December 08, 2009 10:18 PM

What's the point of giving extra to the elevations, since the volumetric result is good. Elevation is a way of experessing something graphically depending of ehat neesd to be explained, not adding quality to it. Of course, the purpose of seducing with a drawing is another matter wich i guess you were maybe referring to.

I try to not forget that buildings are not just elevations mapped on volumes. Perception of the built result is very much important, as your comment points out.

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