Architects: Alexandre Burmester Arquitectos Associados - Alexandre Burmester, André Lopes Cardoso
Location: Margina de Gaia, Oporto, Portugal
Client: Soarta – Soc. Imobiliária Soares da Costa, SA
Collaborators: Arch.s Jose Carlos Gonçalves, Fátima Burmester, Jorge Toscano
Area: 6,000 sqm
Coast: 4,000,000 €
Photographs: Courtesy of Alexandre Burmester Arquitectos Associados
The public space project by Domitianus Arquitectura of this unique urban neighbourhood comes at a time of re-foundation of the modern process, reflecting in its urban structure the main issues from the time it was done. In this housing complex, their design overcomes the idea of urban center, and instead, long sets of “bands” are adapting along the road structure, promoting advances and setbacks of buildings or misalignments in the implementation of several blocks, situations diversity, which take on greater meaning when incorporated into the structure of green frame. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Filipe Magalhaes and Ana Luisa Soares shared with us their first prize winning proposal in the open ideas competition organized by Origami Competitions. The competition focused on an empty plot in Oporto, Portugal, where they were asked to develop a fresh and contemporary residential proposal that could be spread through the city. ‘Polikatoikea’ does just that in seeking a compromise between a greek rule (polikatoika) and a swedish philosophy (ikea). More images and architects’ description after the break.