Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Projects Wanted - De Lemos, by Carvalho Araújo Arquitectura

After publishing GNRation project last month, our blog features today another project sent  by the Portuguese architecture office Carvalho Araújo Arquitectura: De Lemos. Having been executed between 2007 and 2012, this project is located in Viseu, Portugal.

Photos' credits: © Hugo Carvalho Araújo

We are open to receive projects from all around the world, regardless of their dimension or typology. Please send us high quality photos (indicating their authors), drawings and descriptive texts in English to our Marketing e-mail - It will be our pleasure to help spreading new Architecture concepts and ideas.

We started "Projects Wanted" initiative in June, and since then we've been publishing a number of projects sent by several architecture offices all around the world. Now it's time to gather more projects in order to proceed with the initiative in 2014. "Projects Wanted" will be back in January 8th with more projects and more architecture.

A thankful word to all the offices that sent us their projects, it's being a pleasure for us to be a communication platform for new and exciting architecture. Send us your projects to be part of this initiative. 

"Answering the request for the conception and design for a Gourmet Restaurant, we developed the project with the idea of a Guesthouse, private equipment as complement of the first. The group intends to relate to the wine production, and to frame this investment in a global brand strategy,
instead of an isolated act in the territory.

The Guesthouse doesn't have a formal reception; the services create an intimate atmosphere, family like and exclusive. The bedroom is not just the private domain; it includes other spaces of social character, which makes this equipment different from the usual offer of temporary lodging.
The bedroom is really a small house. The association established with the wine production justifies the restaurant. It includes spaces for wine proofs, and a reserved area to discussion, analysis and wine critic, suggesting a flexible drawing for the space in all these uses.

The building’s drawing is developed starting from the topography, based in contour lines, as a reference to the platforms and the distant association that unites them in time, characteristic of wine’s production especially in the Douro and Dão region. It defines an extensive course that represents the dimension of the territory on which is placed and is built in a level quota, being the direct result of the topography.

The building is drawn by the land, and its openings, orientations and intern definition of the program respect the main points of view over the vineyard, natural light’s control and the discretion that is intended for the group, in spite of its apparent dimension. The attractive point where the building is located creates a tension between the existent building and the new construction, being constituted as two poles, forcing the accomplishment of a course to relate them. The implantation of the new construction is just the continuity of that course; a drawing in the landscape, a built course leaning towards the beauty of the linear rhythm of the vineyards."

- Carvalho Araújo Arquitectura

Site Plan
Floor Plan
Roof Plan

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