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Refurbishment in Architecture

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The Dovecote / AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados

  • 03:00 - 22 August, 2016
The Dovecote / AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados
The Dovecote / AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

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© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

Text description provided by the architects. This is an emotional design!

Our client asked us to reform an old dovecote in the backyard of his home. We decided to propose a play house for the children and a balneary to serve the pool on the ground floor. The whole family loved the idea.

© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido
Plan
Plan
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© Nelson Garrido

We wanted a play room inspired by magic, fantasy and also by the childhood dreams and memories...

We decided to transform the old dovecote in a minimal concrete «tree house» that represent these memories and fantasies of pure and peaceful way.

© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido
Elevation
Elevation
© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

We look for a way that seemed the main volume is levitating as a tree house but simultaneously it had to be balanced and pure.
The idea was that the interior was absent of superfluous elements and were gradually decorated by the works and toys of these children as a reflection of consumer society we are experiencing.

© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

Some elements remained of the original building as the triangular window through which entered doves.

Cite: "The Dovecote / AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados" [The Dovecote / AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados] 22 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/793717/the-dovecote-azo-sequeira-arquitectos-associados/> ISSN 0719-8884
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