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Madan Park Building / PPST Arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 19 April, 2010
Madan Park Building / PPST Arquitectura
Madan Park Building / PPST Arquitectura, © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Monte da Caparica, Almada, Portugal
  • Architects

     Samuel Ruiz Torres de Carvalho, Pedro Palmero Cabezas, architects
  • Project Team

     João Caetano, Xana Gavancha, Catarina Faria, Paulo Valente, Susana Medeiros, Sofia Afonso, Elise Azemard, Ricardo Alves
  • Structure

     PPE, Eng. Eduardo Freitas
  • Landscape

    PROAP, João Nunes, Carlos Ribas, architects
  • Acoustics

     APEN, Eng. João Gonçalves, Eng. Horácio Carvalho
  • Construction

     OMEP, Obras, Medições e Projectos, Lda
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. The building houses an incubator for technology based companies and is located at Monte da Caparica, Almada.

The form of the building results from a process in which the built mass is moulded and subtracted in response to the irregularity of the plot and the different functional requirements. This dissolution of the volume blurs the limit between exterior and interior, rooting the construction to the soil.

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

The plot has two opposite street fronts, with a difference in levels of one floor. Connecting these street fronts a large lobby with a monumental staircase crosses the building. This space has a somewhat public character and constitutes a place of informal encounter for the occupants.

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Walking through the building, visual perspectives unfold, relating different spaces, interior and exterior, public and private, sometimes crossing different floors.

The working spaces are very different from each other in their form and relation with the outside, breaking the stereotyped idea of an office building.

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
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18 Comments

farshid · May 27, 2010

i thank very beautiful

Tomas Vazquez · April 28, 2010
toni · April 27, 2010

WoW Beautiful building great photography, solid concept, reminds me of Terragni (conceptualy, not formally)thanx

Duc C. Nguyên · April 27, 2010

Madan Park Building / PPST Arquitectura | ArchDaily - http://bit.ly/9x8PNf

Henry A. Vásquez · April 21, 2010
Gustavo Benites · April 20, 2010

Projeto bacana http://url4t.com/FhG

rsantosfernandes · April 20, 2010

Congratulations!
(just outside the secondary school where I went.)
I generally like the results of those rectangular wormholes, I just do not appreciate the colours, this green should have been more varied in the RAL within the green tone.
Also please plant more trees there, because the Monte da Caparica almost does not have them inexplicably and in the summer it´s hot as hell and full of dust.

Home Decor News · April 20, 2010

Madan Park Building / PPST Arquitectura http://bit.ly/dCdD26 #architecture

Jonathan Brown · April 20, 2010

In architecture, is green the new white? http://bit.ly/c1a9tW #contemporary #design

sharwe · April 20, 2010

I like this form!

harbayu · April 20, 2010

RT @archicad: Green light and simple, variable spaces...designed with #ArchiCAD by PPST Arquitectura http://bit.ly/aCYIxf

The Big Black &amp; White Zebr · April 20, 2010

I like this very much...
Reminds me of a college in the US that caused a lot of discussion here and I think a bus operators office in France - sorry no links...
The dislocation of the simple basic box to reveal a coloured richness inside is intriguing in all these aexamples and here is handled with drama and a great composition.
Nice working in this with your views of internal building, external building and the landscape beyond - whatever that is, I must go to Street View...

REHA GERÇEK · April 20, 2010

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Filipe Rodrigues · April 20, 2010
PatrickLBC · April 20, 2010 07:17 PM

Great to see the building in context, thanks for the link.

Too bad the photos are so tiny. Some of them would make great desktops.

John Cruice · April 20, 2010

RT @archicad: Green light and simple, variable spaces...designed with #ArchiCAD by PPST Arquitectura http://bit.ly/aCYIxf

ArchiCAD · April 20, 2010

Green light and simple, variable spaces...designed with #ArchiCAD by PPST Arquitectura http://bit.ly/aCYIxf

José · April 20, 2010

Nice.Congrats

Ben · April 20, 2010

I love the green voids, and the photography is spectacular! Very well done!
This project reminds me in a weird way of Simon Unger's T-house, only much happier.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/o...

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