Arada Office

by architects Nelson Resende located in Ovar in the north of Portugal

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

Text from the architect: The building results from the need to create two offices, with possible autonomous use, but allowing an internal connection, considering the possible merging of the two spaces.

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

The construction is located on level ground, at a height of about 1.00 m above the height of the street, and is located in an environment of dispersed buildings with a strong presence of agricultural activity.

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

The building is the result of the juxtaposition of a series of pure, little-tamed volumes, linked by necessity, but assuming its own identity.

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

The natural surroundings are a permanent mutation scenario, resulting from the agricultural cycles, the seasons, the climatic conditions of each season and the success of the tilth that proliferate.

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

The building, which is immutable, is shaping much more slowly and, at the most, it can accuse the skates themselves of it own exposure to the weather conditions that, along with the longevity it as, influence its appearance.

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

The apparent lightness of the gesture is contrary to the resistance of the work in time, which in itself also shows a certain tension – the work nevertheless seems to have resulted from a sudden act, little reflected, when in fact, this simplicity results from a successive detachment of artifacts used more commonly in other circumstances, and is therefore the result of a long process of maturation and reflection.

Photography – Credits: Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado

Photo © Joao Morgado


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