// arthitectural / cultural
  • The project presented the challenge of addressing the great complexity of the public space and the various traffic and urban problems of the historic center of Castelo Branco. The aim of the Cultural Center, furthermore, was to turn the old town into a cultural nerve center for the city. The plaza, designed in the first phase (2007), is […]


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  • BIBLIO-Centrum – from the Greek word for book and the Latin word for center – will be Helsinki’s new “book center” or “book central”, a focal point for the most prominent facilities of the city: Parliament, the Helsinki Music Centre, the Finland Opera House, the Kiasma Museum, Sanoma House, and the central railway station. The […]


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Located next to Muscat main gateway, on a 40,000 sqm area, the complex emerges in a unique landscape, between the sea and the mountains, as an oasis made up of palms and mineral columns. This new urban centre brings together the National Archives, the National Library and the Omani National Theatre. The cultural centre is covered by a […]


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Intro is a stackable wooden chair for use in a variety of public and private spaces. At first sight Intro looks simple but it’s designed with a lot of attention to detail. The unique design combined with ergonomic proportions make it suitable for use in different purposes alone, in a group or around a table. […]


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