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  • How to establish a clear spatial, material and social identity of the neighbourhood? This question was the basic principle when developing the design of objects and their surroundings in terms of deeper connection of future residents with their living environment. The concept of the 3D erosion is resulting from the critique of the existing master […]


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  • The new campus of TAC SEV is built across from the existing property of Tarsus American College (TAC). Considering its proximity to the historic context of the school, the new campus is conceived, as a design principle, a part of the TAC campus it is separated from by a road that traverses the premises. An […]


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“Simply … the SilverWoodHouse … any attempt to adjectives falls short of the final experience of contemplation … congratulations and thanks Ernesto” These were the words of my clients Rui and Marisa when asked about SilverWoodHouse. I could not be more impressed by the answer, on my way to see the architecture. A challenge, an […]


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Los Angeles High School #2 is a facility for 3000 students located at the east part of downtown Los Angeles with a budget of $140 MIL. The entire campus is layed out in a form of a door hinge- one of the wings is taken by all the learning facilities, the other one is all […]


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Retaining the existing building footprint was a key consideration for both economic and philosophical reasons. Building expansion was not an essential requirement and outdoor areas were already limited. New elements were layered over the existing structure, deferring to the building’s history while expressing its new resident’s needs through their distinct formal expression. The faceted and curved profiles of this new […]


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Located on the Alentejo Coast, the Monte Novo da Cruz is a rural property with about 10 ha strongly characterized by a gently undulating land with slopes sometimes relevant. The presence of a curtain of high trees along the south-eastern perimeter of the site and a dense vegetation near a south-western stream stand out in […]


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