The plot for the construction of this house is a tiny topographic remnant of a vast territory sloping down to the River Mondego valley, once known as “Quinta das Lágrimas”.
It used to have a breathtaking view over the river bed and the historic uptown Coimbra, but today the place has been decimated by disastrous parcelling which has dramatically altered the original nature of the site. Continue reading 06 brandão costa
The brick house is built on a plot that is qualified by a set of tall pine trees, which are located in its northeast corner, and the silent proximity of Monte del Pardo, on its north face. Continue reading 07 TUÑÓN Y ALBORNOZ
Roche’s campus in Grenzach-Wyhlen was established more than a century ago as its first manufacturing base near the Swiss border. It now houses around 1450 employees working for Roche Pharma AG (Germany). The campus’ architectural heritage reveals how collaboration has evolved: from a functional industrial space dominated by the manufacture to a human-centered environment fostering interaction and teamwork within a rational and industrial framework. Continue reading 08 Christ & Gantenbein
Through history, the area around the lake of Mjøsa has long traditions with masonry. It has been the home of 25 brickyards and both the railway station and the church in Lillehammer are made in brick. Brick is a durable material with a weight and character providing it with a timeless quality. Today, it is usually used as cladding without structural properties. Our interest was to find a way to build a brick house within a rational economy and an honesty in terms of tectonic qualities and a visible structure. Continue reading 09 Sanden+Hodnekvam