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.
Oil Factory in Herdade do Marmelo, Ferreira do Alentejo by Ricardo Bak Gordon
January 24th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Ricardo Bak Gordon
The project olive mill Oliveira da Serra not only matches the need of the Group to build a mill for its large production of oil but essentially use this construct to somehow produce a Statement . Ie state concern , alias already existing brand in the industry and the economy to follow along with the concerns of landscape and contemporary attitude . Better quality , better design , more responsibility towards the landscape .
Not only speak in countryside surrounding the building , but in the global landscape , ie certain that the whole place is Landscape . Is that when you invest in a contemporary image for their products when investigating a system to hits the bottles that not only ensures greater precision and effectiveness as merges into one last gesture and future, so when it invites artists from various fields to interpret the universe olive oil , thereby contributing to local or locally universally universal culture .
So this building also seeks to answer these designs, revealing maximum effectiveness while reading refers to a landscape without time. Assuming the confrontation between built and natural landscape element (man and nature), the building emerges “in the middle” of the plantation that gives it meaning – the olive – and extends across the landscape as an abstract background next volume and our fictional .
However, the consequent lightness and delicacy of the drawing, causes the apparent building a levitation effect, thanks to the generous consoles that launches at each of its ends. Moreover, the territorial brand assumed for this building, not merely exist during the day but as the periods of the olive harvest, the building reveals his distance during the 24 hours of the day. Night at their consoles earn light / color allowing intuit your valuable furniture, and once more that landscape marking.
Ricardo Bak Gordon was born in Lisbon in 1967, and was licensed in 1990 at the Faculty of Architecture, Technical University of Lisbon. During his studies he attended the Faculty of Architecture of Porto University and the Polytechnic Institute of Milan.
Has lectured and / or visiting professor at several universities and institutions which highlight the Portuguese association of architects, the Faculty of Architecture, Technical University of Lisbon, the Art School of Porto, the University Lusíada, the University Autónoma of Lisbon, the University of Beira Interior, the Higher Institute of Labour and Enterprise of Lisbon, the Polytechnic of Milan, the University Cá Foscari of Venice, the University of Sassari, University of Salamanca, the College of Architects of Catalonia, the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, University of Brasilia, and the University of San Francisco de Quito.
He is currently a visiting professor in the Master in Architecture at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, and Visiting Teacher at the Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid.
His work as an architect was presented in different exhibitions in Portugal, Spain, Italy, UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil and Macau and published on prestigious editions of specialty.
Won the FAD Award for Architecture 2011.
Portugal’s representative at the Venice Biennale 2010 with Alvaro Siza, Carrilho da Graça and Aires Mateus.
He was the author of Portugal Pavilion in ExpoZaragoza 2008, the Pavilion of Portugal in São Paulo Biennial 2007 and the first exhibition project of International Architecture Triennale of Lisbon in 2007.
In the year 2000 he created the atelier Bak Gordon Arquitectos, where he currently works.
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