Optocentro Optics / Gustavo Guimarães Arquitectura & Urbanismo

Optocentro Optics / Gustavo Guimarães Arquitectura & Urbanismo

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  • Architects: Gustavo Guimarães
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  200
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Photographs Photographs:  Nelson Garrido
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Balsan, Mapei, Brilumen, Forbo, JAB
  • Lead Architect:Gustavo Guimarães
  • Design Team:Gabriela Barbosa, Maria Peña
  • Cliente:Optocentro
  • Civil Engineering:HDP- Gabinete de Serviços e Projectos de Engenharia Civil Lda.
  • Electrical Engineering:Proquality
  • Hydraulic Engineering:Rossana Pereira
  • Mechanical Engineering:Niluft Engenharia
  • City:Porto
  • Country:Portugal
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Text description provided by the architects. What we see, what look at us. The visitor is guided by the presence of three arches. The first one, a welcoming green Guatemala marble surface, invites you to enter the space. When gently merged with the interior, the visitor anticipates the second arch, located at the end of the exhibition space, in a pale green shade in daylight, or vibrant, but diffused color, at night, changing the real temperature, eluding the observer's perception.

© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

The third inverted arch located at the upper floor, at the end of the private consultation offices, doubles as a viewpoint to the street or, when perceived by the user, an invitation to explore when entering the store.

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© Nelson Garrido
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A stainless-steel ceiling becomes a big inverted mirror, inviting the user to explore different perspectives of the real. The tectonic exploration of the blue-ataíja limestone is the unifying “canvas” of the entire project.

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© Nelson Garrido

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Address:Porto, Portugal

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Cite: "Optocentro Optics / Gustavo Guimarães Arquitectura & Urbanismo" [Ótica Optocentro / Gustavo Guimarães] 31 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/953548/optocentro-optics-gustavo-guimaraes-arquitectura-and-urbanismo> ISSN 0719-8884

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