Scholar Centre Gafanha da Boa-Hora, Portugal Building

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

Scholar Centre in Gafanha da Boa-Hora

Contemporary Vagos Architecture, Portugal – 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

We 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 we 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, we 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




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