Ilhavo City Library & Chapel by ARX

The Ilhavo City Library, designed by ARX, preserve and integrate the proportion and elegance of the old masonry. From the building, located on the periphery of the town, only the main facade, oriented southeast, and the chapel, both in ruins, were left. The limits of the manor and the line of the old facade were chosen as an anchorage point, where administrative areas and programs compatible with the facade’s rhythm were placed, restoring the character of the original building. There is Read more [...]
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House in Romeirão by ARX

The house, designed by ARX, has a strong rural character, with small plantations, orchards and pathways limited by roughly stone walls. Located in Romeirão, Portugal, the house is facing south over the valley, furrowed by a small river and a mountain in the background. A long volume bent over itself and over the water tank and the tree, creates an exterior space with intimacy and peace. The edges of this tubular form bifurcate in different ways with the exterior. Via Read more [...]
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