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.
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.
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.
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