Scholar Centre Gafanha da Boa-Hora, Portuguese Building, Vagos Architecture Design Images

Scholar Centre in Gafanha da Boa-Hora, Portugal

Contemporary Vagos Architecture, Portugal Building design by Filipe Lemos, architect

26 Feb 2010

Scholar Centre in Gafanha da Boa-Hora

Location: Vagos, Portugal

Architects: Filipe Lemos

Date: 2008-
Concept – Friendly Hand

Filipe Lemos architect propose a concept of a high representative and symbolic power to the specific program.

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The design is born with reference to one of the possible works that will be taught at the Scholar Centre, the impression of a hand.

In a first stage, the process consists on painting the palm of the hand with ink; right after the architects put the palm of the hand in a support (usually a sheet of paper); finally, after the hand has been removed, as a final result it appears the impression of the hand on the paper.

Maintaining the same configuration of the hand, the relationship between the palm and the fingers, Filipe Lemos Architects have developed a distortion in order to originate a shape that is adaptable to the site – an identical representation was thought by Le Corbusier in Chandigarth, India; ou even by Eduardo Chillida in San Sebastian, Spain.

Scholar Centre Gafanha da Boa-Hora Portugal images / information from Filipe Lemos Architects

Location: Vagos, Portugal, south western Europe

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