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Antas Educative Center / AVA Architects

  • 01:00 - 20 August, 2010
Antas Educative Center / AVA Architects
Antas Educative Center / AVA Architects, © José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Antas, 4440-452 Oporto, Portugal
  • Principals In Charge

    Carlos Jorge Coelho Veloso, Rui Filipe Coelho Veloso
  • Collaborators

    Inês Costa
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. 1. Location and Context

© José Campos
© José Campos

The site of action is part of an urban context through the recently redesigned Detailed Plan of Antas. The nearby is not defined by buildings, with only the north to the existence of a huge slope and south of the proposed construction site. The land is entirely surrounded by streets. The area of the school is approximately 2,967.00 m2.

© José Campos
© José Campos

2. Idea

The spatial and architectural design of the building of the new Education Center Antas were formalized in several bodies each containing part of the program in accordance with principles of internal organization, functionality, form and image, given the type of building and its specificity. This conception took into account the morphology of the terrain, solar orientation, access and links to surrounding bodies. It always took account to the relationship established between spaces, between exterior and interior and between interior spaces.

© José Campos
© José Campos

The intension is to formalize and realize the program provided through a drawing of building capable of being fragmented into several bodies interconnected with exterior spaces creating diverse environments. It’s a building consisting of several bodies expressed by a "simple architecture" that will build a close relationship with the exterior spaces. It was intended to create in the spaces between the various bodies the visual relationship between interior and exterior reducing relations with the urban surroundings. There was an intention to turn into how the building relates to the exterior. However there are some links to the outside also. The settlement found answers to a matrix that structuralize a functional organization of the school as a function of the planned program and constraint imposed by various land levels.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Antas Educative Center / AVA Architects" 20 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/73760/antas-educative-center-ava-architects/>
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27 Comments

Marcelo · December 17, 2012

Hey!!! I'm making a research about AVA architects and I would like to know their references. If anyone knows would be a great help!! thx and great work!!

R · January 28, 2011

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José Rocha · January 27, 2011

Fantastic project! Congratulations to AVA Architects.

arqf.net · October 26, 2010

RT @bluevertical: Antas Educative Center by AVA Architects http://is.gd/euWQN #architecture #interiordesign #minimalism #color *great

Ece Cakir · September 12, 2010

I think it is a different point of view not to include people into the proposed pictures. Maybe they leave us with our own imagination. Most buildings are accepted as successful only because it attracts people, and people like to spend their time around the building. Looking at these photographs, I honestly was able to imagine kids and even myself in these spaces, and I was happy :)

Cheon · August 26, 2010

The detail is beautiful and very well executed. I love the window frame detail, color coordination and various proportioned windows. it can be seen as a good evolution of moriyama house..congrads!

kiko · August 24, 2010

Nice work! Great color composition. Even to copy you need to be good!

Jakov · August 23, 2010

so much effort and so dull space. what is with this courtyards? containing single toy? is it a museum of outdoor toys?
why is homogenity so seeked for? don't you wan't different spaces?

Jose Campos · August 22, 2010

RT @dezign_bot: Antas Educative Center / AVA Architects: © José CamposArchitect: AVA – Atelier Veloso arquitectos Location: Antas,... http://bit.ly/9ZwHTy

Jose Campos · August 22, 2010

http://bit.ly/d0uSSJ Antas Educative Center, AVA Architects, pics by arqf.net #architecture #photography #arquitectura

Lucas · August 22, 2010

C'mon Gigon+Guyer, have we not seen this many times before?
Oh, wait... it's not them! It's a copycat!
Next.

niko · August 23, 2010 12:19 PM

If something reminds of something else it's not copying. In art, design and architecture it's perfectly ok to reinterpret an idea. The only thing that count's is how well you can put together that what you've learned and that what have inspired you.

sara · August 22, 2010 09:43 PM

lucas: just because it's green? have you seen the all project? how you can say it's a copy?

bluevertical · August 22, 2010

Antas Educative Center by AVA Architects http://is.gd/euWQN #architecture #interiordesign #minimalism #color *great use of color

DS26 · August 21, 2010

on design ... not sure why, but ... i want an apple ! (via archdaily) http://fb.me/F0iEOaNK

Jose Campos · August 21, 2010

http://www.archdaily.com/73760... AVA, educative center. #architecture - pics by Jose Campos - arqf.net

artmusique · August 21, 2010

http://bit.ly/awaEnO #architecture AVA, Education Center, pics by Jose Campos - arqf.net

pedro gadanho · August 21, 2010

Talk about national identity... Portuguese architects are turning from grey Swiss to green Japanese... see #archdaily http://bit.ly/d0uSSJ

Mic · August 21, 2010

I like how they proceeded with the design. Due to the emptiness and ambiguity of the surrounding context and environment they decided to recreate their own playful outdoor area between the programs.

up_today_arch · August 21, 2010

playfull site... honesty, too much green... but well done space and composition...

oded · August 21, 2010

THIS WORK IS AMAZINGGGGGG!!!!

Scott @ Cube Studio · August 21, 2010

Antas Educative Center / AVA Architects | ArchDaily: The site of action is part of an urban con... http://bit.ly/a7IE4j www.cubestudio.info

BILL · August 21, 2010

with photos like these, it seems like the architects were concerned more with form and design rather than space and use. where are all the people?! it's an education center - show us how the place is - or will be - used.

Bramantyo Agung · August 20, 2010

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Architecture+Molding · August 20, 2010

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