Cantareira Building / Eduardo Souto de Moura

Cantareira Building / Eduardo Souto de Moura

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  • Construction:Norasil — Sociedade de Construção Civil, Sa
  • Client:Dr. Paulo Mendes
  • Site Area:293 m²
  • Collaborators:António Sérgio Koch, Manuel Vasconcelos, Tiago Figueiredo
  • City:Porto
  • Country:Portugal
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© Luis Ferreira Alves
© Luis Ferreira Alves

Text description provided by the architects. 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

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Address:Porto, Portugal

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Cite: "Cantareira Building / Eduardo Souto de Moura" [Edifício Cantareira / Eduardo Souto de Moura] 23 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/770603/cantareira-building-eduardo-souto-de-moura> ISSN 0719-8884
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