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Tea House and Hostel [Lhasa, Tibet]
Tea House and Hostel [Lhasa, Tibet] academic work, NTNU, 2009
The proposal is a game of interior, exterior and “in between” spaces seeking the respect for the surroundings and emphasizing the buzzeling street life arround it.
The program has a tea house on the ground floor and a backpackers hostel above it. Two types of spaces, with two different entrances and two directions of circulation in the building. Only the main spaces are completely closed considering the corridors as spaces “in between” interior and exterior.
Bhutan India scheme entrances
t.h. secondary entrance
hostel entrance courtyard
t.h. main entrance
plan ground level
model site plan
hand scketch secondary entrance
hand scketch interior courtyard model proposal
Extension of the Architectureâ€™s Department [Coimbra, Portugal]
Extension of the Architectureâ€™s Department [Coimbra, Portugal] academic work, FCTUC, 2008
connection with the existing building
The proposal is based on a balance between the existing building and a new one. main entrance
In a steep site, the project works as a base that connects in different levels with the exterior. Organized according to a functional distribution, it has three main areas. A central one with vertical and horizontal distribution, cafeteria, library and bookshop (main gathering spaces); a second one, towards east, with the design studios, drawing and modeling rooms (big open spaces); and a third one, to west, with auditoriums, administration and offices.
administration theorectical class rooms auditoriums
scheme program /volumetry
distribution area cafeteria book shop
design studios modeling room
Volumetry, openings and structure work together according to the same concept one concrete volume where structure is the esthetic itself. 97.6
scheme existing building
scheme existing building + proposal
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legend: 01. steel frame 02. steel bar 03. steel tube 04. metal profile 05. corten metal sheet 06. glass 07. steel barr 08. flashing 09. slate stone 10. humus 11. leca 12. geotextile 13. drenage fabric 14. plastic 15. foam 16. water proof membrane 17. mortar 18. concrete 19. plasterboard 20. wood 21. black out 22. plasterboard 23. metal profile 24. steel bar 25. plastic 26. water proof membrane 27. concrete 28. mortar 29. plastic 30. foam 31. water proof membrane 32. mortar 33. gravel 34. concrete 35. water proof membrane 36. humus
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Bird Watch Tower [Rindal, Norway]
Bird Watch Tower [Rindal, Norway] academic work, NTNU, 2010
A project for a tower to observe birds in nature is part of a culture path in Rindal community.
It was explored the creative process of working with one material, wood. The proposal is a study of simplification, composed by three elements, a vertical pyramid, the triangles that enclose the space and the cladding. It was possible to deveolp and simplify a structre that became a clear connection between construction and form, based in triangles as a basic and stable form.
Shelter for a pilgrim. One stop on the way. [Finisterra, Spain]
Shelter for a pilgrim. One stop on the way. [Finisterra, Spain] competition, 2011 France
Working as a shelter, a meditation point or simply as a resting spot, the intervention seeks an idea of having temporary spaces to support a journey between two points. Portugal
One stop on the way works as a “pause” mode in one of the Santiago’s religiou route. The main spaces (resting and hygiene) are developed along with the temporary structure, while first aid space and meditation work in the existing buildings. The strcture is modular and flexible, allowing the use of the main material, plasterboard.
area distribution hygiene
Community Lantern [Bangkok, Thailand]
Community Lantern [Bangkok, Thailand] workshop, 2010/2011
Community Lantern project was developed at Khlong Toei community, a slum upgrading process in the heart of Bangkok. A collaboration with TYIN tegnestue Architects had two phases. The first in June/July 2010 worked out as research and the second in February/March 2011 was the designing and constrution period. A challenge to solve real problems leads to an architecture of process. A continuous relation with the community in the entire process of designing and construction allows an exchange of experiences which frames a bigger purpose of architecture - connecting people and space.
«(...) A forma criada pelo homem é prolongamento dele, com as suas qualidades e com os seus defeitos.» Fernando Távora in “Da Organização do Espaço”