MARTINS ARCHITECTURE OFFICE

Landscape condition

The site is located in a disperse territory - Vale do Ave region - which has been suffering turbulences along the decades leaving socioeconomic and spatial marks. Regarding this urban jumble that is imperfect and instable, the envelope proposes a reflective shell intended to act as a frame of its own condition.
Being placed as a regular box standing in an open field facing East, the building wants to ficcionate its own nature relating to a green corner as an idyllic approach to it.
The interior container sets up on a concrete block that provokes a spatial reference, the administrative management condition.
Architecture: Martins Architecture Office
Team: José Martins, Marta Machado, Barbora Babocká
Type: Comissioned
Program: Industry
Size: 3.200 m2
Location: Guimarães, Portugal
Status: On going
Year: 2016-