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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

SG Light House in Oporto, Portugal by GRAU.ZERO Architecture

 
April 10th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: GRAU.ZERO Architecture

With the use of maxima deployment allowed by ground in its vertical projection, resulted  the volume of the building. The idea was blend a sculpture image with architectural needs, making them ambiguous, was the proposal made to the owner, as a work premise.

Images Courtesy Manuel Correia

  • Architects: GRAU.ZERO Architecture
  • Name of Project: SG Light House
  • Location: Santo Tirso, Oporto, Portugal
  • Type Of Project: Residential
  • Structural Engineers: Ricardo Mendes, Eng.
  • Photographer: Manuel Correia

Images Courtesy Manuel Correia

  • Project Architect: Sérgio Nobre
  • Design Team: Gustavo Custódio
  • Client: Private
  • Project: August 2004 – January 2006
  • Start on site date: January 2006 end 2008
  • Gross internal floor area: 240 sqm

Images Courtesy Manuel Correia

We used a 10 ° flexion in two volumes, in order to maintain among themselves a common language. The application of bending, runs one of the volumes in its horizontal axis, and the other in its vertical axis. This gesture created a distant positioning to a formal level between the two block, allowing however have several readings volumes. These large volumes almost blind, provides you a very strong image. Between the “bodies” happens the entry, where highlights, through a sectioning of the volume on the horizontal axis.

Images Courtesy Manuel Correia

The organization of space, starts in the north wing of the house, a relationship between the house and an existing elementary school. Sought to break with some of the architectural forms of identification, especially outside windows that were used in the smallest possible number. Lighting/ventilation of rooms happens from individual small patios.

Images Courtesy Manuel Correia

Images Courtesy Manuel Correia

Images Courtesy Manuel Correia

Images Courtesy Manuel Correia

Images Courtesy Manuel Correia

Images Courtesy Manuel Correia

Images Courtesy Manuel Correia

Images Courtesy Manuel Correia

Images Courtesy Manuel Correia

Images Courtesy Manuel Correia

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