Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Cork House in Esposende, Portugal by Arquitectos Anónimos
June 1st, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Arquitectos Anónimos
An unusual and inverted process. The client convinced us to accept the responsibility to build with such a low cost. The shaped carcass, stoutly wrapped with cork bricks, deals a few radical ruptures, claiming a friendly distance to the neighborhood. Inside, the expectable “ready to inhabit” combines a straight preview to the changeable future and conditions, as direct as possible-translated in interior design. Some found nicknames: “the pavillion”, “the hut”, “the cork”…
Arquitectos Anónimos ® is a Portuguese label founded in the end of 2005, based in Portugal; it organizes an opened space stimulating the work as a kind of an individual suplantation, liberating its co-authorships from their identity, finding and founding a reinforced new one – daily. AA ® becomes an antithesis to pseudonym or a fictional name as only way to shelt the expanded ourselves.
It can be also, primarly, an over reaction against exagerated weight of authorship in the Portuguese contemporary architecture refusing the employement and direct commission as the only architectural field. AA® is ultimately a place werw architecture may envy other arts… AA® has many publications in the Portuguese press such as “arquitectura & construção”, “Dif magazine”, “mais arquitectura” “Ns magazine”, “House Traders magazine”, “arq/a magazine”, etc. AA ® was invited to the Portuguese tv chanel “RTPn” to the program “arquitectarte” and interviewed in the public Slovenian channel Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV Slovenija).
Also invited to be lecturer at 26th International Architectural Conference “Piran days of Architecture” and to be present in the architectural exhibition at “7th São Paulo International Biennial of Architecture” – with project “Trans-Lúcido”; speakers at Sofia Architecture Week, Sofia, Bulgaria 2010; Between a few prizes AA® was distinguished with 1st prize in the competition “Requalification Urban Park of Covelo – Porto/Portugal”; 1st prize in private competition to “Reconvertion Of Santa Maria de Aguiar Monastery in a Hotel -Figueira Castelo Rodrigo -Portugal”; 2nd prize in competition “Vila Utopia – house 13th” – prize young architects; 1st prize in the competition “Requalification of the Involving Area to the Old Market of the Gafanha da Nazaré and new Parish Council”.
1st prize in competition “Dedalo Re-Place Muro 3” organized by Porto Faculty of Architecture in 2010; 2nd prize in competition “Reconversion Ermesinde Market” Ermesinde / Portugal, 2010; 2nd prize in competition “reconvertion of Ermesinde market Ermesinde, Portugal, 2010.
In co-authorship AA® is distinguished with the new building “Cultural Centre of Ilhavo” finished in 2007. Reconvertion of Arraiolos Castle in Portugal, special mention of the jury, 2009. Furniture “delicts with handycrafts” in exhibition in Servartes Gallery – Porto, Portugal.
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