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Cantareira Building / Eduardo Souto de Moura

  • 15:00 - 23 July, 2015
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Cantareira Building / Eduardo Souto de Moura
Cantareira Building / Eduardo Souto de Moura, © Luis Ferreira Alves
© Luis Ferreira Alves

© Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves + 45

  • Structures

    Cogedir – Gestão de Projectos S.A.
  • Electrical

    Cogedir – Gestão de Projectos S.A.
  • Mechanical

    Cogedir – Gestão de Projectos S.A.
  • Plumbing

    Cogedir – Gestão de Projectos S.A.
  • Construction

    Norasil — Sociedade de Construção Civil, Sa
  • Client

    Dr. Paulo Mendes
  • Site Area

    293 m²
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© Luis Ferreira Alves
© Luis Ferreira Alves

From the architect. The building highlights throughout its exterior design the usual overlap of the different plans that compose it.

© Luis Ferreira Alves
© Luis Ferreira Alves

This superposition of different levels is marked on the south and east elevations through an alternative and independent rotation of the four facade planes.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

To avoid generating a continuous plane eastward, we propose a rotation of the plans causing a movement of volumes that we think overrides the rigid image of the gabled roof typology. This rotation also allows us to take advantage internally of the different views.

© Luis Ferreira Alves
© Luis Ferreira Alves

The development of the building follows the angle of the site to the east, "forcing" the torsion of the body to the north, reinforcing the diagonal separation of the volume through a vertical opening in the stairwell.

© Luis Ferreira Alves
© Luis Ferreira Alves
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Cantareira Building / Eduardo Souto de Moura" [Edifício Cantareira / Eduardo Souto de Moura] 23 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/770603/cantareira-building-eduardo-souto-de-moura/>
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