Brufe Social Center / Imago

Brufe Social Center / Imago

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Vila Nova de Tamalicao, Portugal
  • Architects: Imago
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1876
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010
  • Photographs
    Photographs:José Campos

Text description provided by the architects. Based on a block form some openings are carved to illuminate the interior space or in most cases tearing and piercing the building to its inner courtyard. The building is turned inside out: the exterior façades look opaque, dense, with just a few carves in the main points of the building like the stairs and the main entrance. The interior façades appear as a translucid and continuous glass curtain wall that embrace the internal patio shaded by proposed trees.

Brufe Social Center / Imago - Facade
© José Campos

In the top portion of the mass each carving provokes an event with its surroundings, covered parking spaces, main entrance, and a covered seating area for open air events. The programs criteria includes day care, rest home, office and service areas and is organized in functional blocks surrounding a central court yard. The physical communication within itself accentuates permanent visual relationship. The interconnection or independence when necessary is distributed in a permanent manner.

Brufe Social Center / Imago - Facade
© José Campos

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Address:Brufe, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal

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Cite: "Brufe Social Center / Imago" 03 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

© José Campos

Brufe社交中心 / Imago

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