Multipropose building of services and industrial.
The concept, which was behind the project, has as its starting point the concrete perception of the program in question, its applicability and functionality in its distribution. Only then the concept was applied. In any living organism there is a structure and a series of organs, which in turn are protected by muscles and covered by a skin. If these organs are not in the correct place, the body does’nt work, the skin and the structure stop making sense.
We transported and made the analogy of a living body and applied the idea in our building. Thus, we obtain a construction that can establish functional spatial relations, and attractive spatial relations. If the interior works, the exterior lives and is beautiful.
The idea is to create different atmospheres, it’s a building that will be lived in different ways, where the space is constantly changing. A company works if there is dynamism, energy, mobility. If there is stagnation, the building dies and people die with it. A well-designed building helps in yielding a worker. Light, air, nature, are indispensable pieces in the association of the Building - Man. Thus, the struggle for these natural elements to form an integral part of the construction was permanent and is present in a constant way in the work.
The strategy is based on the search for a construction that is fast in its implementation. Iron was adopted as a structural and aesthetic element, with other elements of composition that aggregate and are confronted with the structure.
From the beginning there were imposed limits, confronted a program, areas, altimetry. The solution was to create interior spaces that were in permanent complicity with the exterior, thus the building became transparent. The ceilings with ups and downs cause different emotions to exist and particularizing as different comparisons, we create several worlds in a single universe. As we are told in Gordan Cullen's Urban Landscape, emotions can be transposed and materialized in architecture.
It was in this matrix we developed the initial strategy of our work.
Architect responsible: Rómulo Neto
Director of construction supervision: Rómulo Neto
Project of specialties: Rómulo Neto Architects
Location (adress/city/disctrict/country): Concelho de Vagos, freguesia de Vagos, distrito de Aveiro, Portugal
Year of conclusion:2016
Total built area (m2): 1430M2
Photography: Its. Ivo Tavares Studio - architectural photographer
Other employees (engineers, clients, consultants, etc): Juan Carlos Regalado, Kraft.
Materials used in the project (minimum 3): Iron / Glass / Wood
Company / Product
Sosoares : Window frames
Lomboser: Heavy steel
Topsteel: Light steel