Creche Casa de Magalhães / Carvalho Araújo

Creche Casa de Magalhães / Carvalho Araújo

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Ponte de Lima, Portugal
  • Architects: Carvalho Araújo
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  625
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010
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  • Team: José Manuel Carvalho Araújo, Joel Moniz, Sandra Ferreira, Ana Vilar, Francisco Vacas, José João Santos, Leandro Silva, Liliana Cardoso
  • Client: C. M. de Ponte de Lima
  • City: Ponte de Lima
  • Country: Portugal
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Text description provided by the architects. The ‘Casa de Magalhães Nursery School’ is located near the ‘Casa de Magalhães Home for the Elderly’, sharing some functionalities like public access, parking and a few services. The nursery school building arises from a volume displacement that is subtracted from the home for the elderly base building, allowing the creation of a courtyard and, at the same time, the new building for the children. 


Although both buildings take different languages, they share the same DNA, the same “skin”, which results in some common principles like privacy, security, intimacy and comfort. 

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The initial volumetry of the set brings us to the cyclic process of life itself, as a metaphor of the aging process; from small to big, from simple to complex.


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Address:Pereira de Araújo, nº128, R. Domingos Tarroso, 4990-444 Pte. de Lima, Portugal

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Cite: "Creche Casa de Magalhães / Carvalho Araújo" [Creche Casa de Magalhães / Carvalho Araújo] 14 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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