The project consists of four small buildings designed to contain the service facilities in the new coastal Albarquel Park: an information pavilion, boat club, cafeteria and restaurant. Drawing for inspiration on boatbuilding and playing with the archetypal form of the hut, each building is characterized by a different interpretation of the pitched roof that helps distinguish it from the others. The French windows, screened by large wooden shutters, when closed tend to merge with the facing material, so making these similar buildings yet more abstract. Set each on a low concrete podium, the four pavilions have the simplicity of children’s buildings, except that when examined closely they reveal sophisticated details. The materials, standardized and easy to procure, appear literally transformed by the colorful setting in which they are immersed, in equilibrium between art and architecture. Continue reading Ricardo Bak Gordon
The plot for the sports hall to be planned is mainly characterized by its topography. The two existing school buildings are located at different heights with a difference of approx. 8 meters. The difference in height between the school buildings and the adjacent outdoor spaces without a direct connection is responsible for the lack of fluid movement and communication between the two schools. The chosen location for the new sports hall within this terrain mediates between the altitude levels and takes clear position to both existing buildings. Continue reading Bak Gordon
The building, remodeled several times, is an emblematic example of the changes that continue to affect Lapa, one of the most charming quarters of Lisbon with its small-scale urban fabric, its privileged position and views of the river and the old town. The traditional building lots are often laid out in the same way, with a narrow building three or four stories high and a small courtyard at the rear with same footprint as the building. Continue reading Bak Gordon
The first prize of the competition for the refurbishment of the secondary school of Romanshorn-Salmsach (Sekundarschulgemeinde Romanshorn-Salmsach), is the last stage of a process of participation in competitions by previous qualification that the Bak Gordon began in the year of 2012.
The competition for the requalification of the Romanshorn-Salmsach school was carried out in two phases: a preliminary qualification by curriculum and a project phase. Continue reading Bak Gordon