MARTINS ARCHITECTURE OFFICE

Mineral tomb

The design of a tomb is always hard to attribute spatial qualities to. And so, we sought to support the intervention through the affinity of two vertical volumes, as if they were two tombstones placed face to face and close enough for them to establish a symbiosis. Assuming the matter of weight, the project is based on a composition of mineral origin (made only of concrete and marble), it’s nobilitated the void and the distance between the two volumes.
Architecture: Martins Architecture Office w/ João Rosmaninho DS
Team: José Martins, João Rosmaninho, Marta Machado, Ana Moura, Sara Pertile, João Ferreira
Type: Commissioned
Program: Tomb
Size: 8,22 m2
Location: Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal
Status: Ongoing
Year: 2016