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  7. Sotheby's / Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos

Sotheby's / Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos

  • 03:00 - 12 October, 2016
Sotheby's / Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos
Sotheby's / Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 21

  • Collaborators

    Francisco Tavares Ascensão, Juliano Ribas Silva, Rita Breda
  • Structure and Foundation Engineering:

    Alcepi Engenharia
  • Hidraulic Engineering

    Alcepi Engenharia
  • Technical Facilities Engineering

    Lusoclima
  • Electrical Installations

    Acácio Cerqueira Gabinete de Projectos
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© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Text description provided by the architects. The new Sotheby's real estate headquarters at Carvoeiro, Algarve, is on an existent building characterized by both local and traditional construction technics as well as materials. In order to save and recuperate the building having in mind the new program, we have decided to conduct some internal demolitions as the building was not well preserved. said demolitions, at a spatial configuration level, will allow to recover the building and make the necessary adjustments to the contemporary needs, mainly in terms of energy efficiency.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The main façade had been transformed over the years therefore we have redesigned it according to what was believed to have been in the past. We have also introduced a cornice as it is tradition in most buildings of the region, similar to those existent in the area.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Sections
Sections
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

On the ground level one finds the public access into a double height hall with a connecting stair as the main element, of sculpture character; it intends to give the space more fluidity in order to achieve greater sense of flow and space. On the upper floor, over the stair, we have proposed a skylight remembering the local constructions, as a way to achieve a higher height, sense of space and particular interest.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Plans
Plans
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

On the terrace we have proposed a new volume finished with the same materials as the existent building and with the same height; here one can find a small kitchen with a particular spatial configuration given by its skylight. Both volumes, the existent and the new building, are openly different and take as architectonic options for its completion a sense of rehabilitation, maintenance and consolidation of existent walls and structure, being chosen, whenever possible, local and traditional technics and materials. we believe that this way one can establish a coherent relation between the existent and the new construction.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Sotheby's / Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos" 12 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/797037/sothebys-correia-ragazzi-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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