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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.

Gruta do Escoural in Alentejo, Portugal by Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq

 
August 11th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq

The assignment was to build a new structure to replace the former temporary structure wich was in very poor condition and a new antechamber. The antechamber, needed to control the thermal exchanges, was tougt like a new  perfect rock” among the others existing ones.

Image Courtesy © FG + SG (FOTOGRAFIA DE ARQUITECTURA)

  • Architects: Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq
  • Project: Gruta do Escoural
  • Location: Alentejo, Portugal
  • Photography: FG + SG (FOTOGRAFIA DE ARQUITECTURA)
  • Design: Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq
  • Client: IGESPAR Direção Regional de Cultura do Alentejo
  • Site of the building: Escoural, Montemor-o-novo, Alentejo
  • Completion date: May 2011
  • The copyright for the images: DNSJ.arq
  • Structural engineers: Artur Pinto Martins

Image Courtesy © FG + SG (FOTOGRAFIA DE ARQUITECTURA)

The main concerns of the structure to allow visitors inside the cave, was to be able to run a clean and dry construction, considering the impossibility of using construction techniques that would require welding and  or in situ concrete and the use of enduring materials capable of withstanding the passage of time in a particularly hostile environment. We decided that this structure should be opaque and black in sharp contrast with the light color of the limestone cave.

Image Courtesy © FG + SG (FOTOGRAFIA DE ARQUITECTURA)

Image Courtesy © FG + SG (FOTOGRAFIA DE ARQUITECTURA)

Image Courtesy © FG + SG (FOTOGRAFIA DE ARQUITECTURA)

Image Courtesy © FG + SG (FOTOGRAFIA DE ARQUITECTURA)

Image Courtesy © FG + SG (FOTOGRAFIA DE ARQUITECTURA)

Image Courtesy © FG + SG (FOTOGRAFIA DE ARQUITECTURA)

Image Courtesy © FG + SG (FOTOGRAFIA DE ARQUITECTURA)

Image Courtesy © FG + SG (FOTOGRAFIA DE ARQUITECTURA)

Image Courtesy © Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq

Image Courtesy © Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq

Image Courtesy © Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq

Image Courtesy © Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq

Image Courtesy © Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq

Image Courtesy © Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq

Image Courtesy © Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq

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