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Colégio dos Plátanos . Sintra

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murmuro . photos: © Pedro Nuno Pacheco . + architizer

Colégio dos Plátanos is a school in Sintra which educates children from the age of 3 to 14; the project consists of the expansion and reorganization of the school. Having acquired a set of low quality buildings east of the existing school, the client intended to demolish them and expand the school complex eastwards, adding a series of new classrooms, complementary spaces and sport facilities. During the design phase the client changed course and decided to maintain the east buildings and commissioned a new construction of smaller scale, connecting the east and west buildings that had to be built in two phases, allowing for a reduced investment since our country was facing an economic crisis and on the verge of the troika intervention (IMF, EC, ECB). This decision also required the development of an intermediate structural solution and controlled demolitions in order not to interrupt the daily school operation; only with the conclusion of the second phase will the entire complex be fully articulated. Continue reading murmuro

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doze casas . Braga

murmuro . doze casas . Braga (1)

murmuro . photos: © Pedro Pacheco . + architizer

The project is located at a peripheral area of the city of Braga with no relevant urban references. The developer was about to start building nine individual houses when the economic crisis hit and we were called in to define a new strategy. Continue reading murmuro