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.
More photos and the section after the break.
Architecture: VHM I Departamento de Arquitectura: Jorge Sodré Albuquerque, Ana Luísa Almeida, José Magno
Coordinator: Jorge Sodré Albuquerque
Team: Isabel Flamínio, Rui Silva, Eduardo Brito, Carlos Sousa, Pedro Couto
Services: VHM, Gestão e Coordenação de projectos
Landscape: Nuno Viterbo
Construction Management: Vítor Hugo Leal Gomes, Carlos Xavier
Contractor: Europa Arlindo, Scout, Fernando Coelho Unipessoal Lda.
Decoration: Gaston y Daniela
Photographer: Nelson Garrido – NG Photo