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01 Valerio Olgiati

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Pearling Path . Muharraq

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Valerio Olgiati . photos and plans: © archive olgiati

The site contains ruins that form part of the UNESCO Pearling Path. The entire building functions as the entrance to the cultural heritage and the foyer for the medina. It is an urban room for the people of Muharraq with the scale of a public park. Concrete elements are placed along the property boundary to form a new locus in the dense city. Continue reading 01 Valerio Olgiati

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02 Aires Mateus

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Alqueva house . Monsaraz

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Aires Mateus . + archdaily

Faced with the boundless extents of the Alqueva lake, the house requires a centre: a protected courtyard embracing the water.

It uses the terrain to cast a dome that covers the social areas and is the life centre of the house. An inverted dome intersects it and creates an opening that lights the space, shaping its precise geometry and limits. The bedrooms open onto circular patios.

Amid a wide natural landscape, the scale of the house is that of the patios and superior dome. They are the sole visible elements, painted in radiant white. Continue reading 02 Aires Mateus

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03 Barozzi Veiga

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Museum of Fine Arts MCB-A . Lausanne

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Barozzi Veiga

In 2011 Barozzi/Veiga won the international competition for the masterplan of the new Art district in Lausanne, Switzerland – Platform 10 – and the design of the Fine Arts Museum.
Located in the city centre, the project proposed a master plan for the city´s three main museums: the Museum of Fine Arts MCB-A, the Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts MUDAC and the Photography Museum Musée de l’Elysée.
The site of more than 2 hectares, near the central train station, was mostly occupied by an old 19th century train hall and some other industrial buildings. Continue reading 03 Barozzi Veiga