// arthitectural / Portugal
  • “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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  • Eighteenth century mansion located in the picturesque village of Oura, in Vidago, Trás-os-Montes region, in northern Portugal. Solar de Oura is a historic property and has a private chapel with gilt details. The 8 rooms have natural elements combined with a contemporary design that blends rustic stone walls, minimalist décor and white linens. All rooms […]


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The “Bottles’ Congress” project came as an answer to the very particular challenges presented by a wine and spirits store in unique circumstances. Located in the outskirts of the city of Braga, in northern Portugal, next to Minho’s University, the client required a system to display over a thousand different wine and spirits bottles, designed […]


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This project was the activities through creation and exhibition of an installation art, and interchange for presentations, as the participant in The 5th FESTIVAL OF LIVELY ARCHITECTURE which was held 4 days from June 17th of 2010 in Montpellier France with the theme “Between shadow and light”. The participants were 11 teams in all, 10 […]


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The house is built around three project themes. The continuous and enlacing space, which incorporates different inhabiting functions. The time, which incorporates the movement and permanence. The materiality, which incorporates the antithesis weight/lightness. Concrete volume; from which is subtracted, the space to enter, and the south patios. Patios that enable continuity, between different spaces of the house, and interior/exterior. Which behave […]


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