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Centipede Esplanade in the Garden

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Guilherme Machado Vaz
location Matosinhos
function cafe, canopy, pavilion
contributed by MI_MOA

This Centipede is a Tea House in the Basílio Teles Garden. This, once, romantic garden of the ninetieth century is now the sum of continuous interventions with poor architectonic quality and obsolete urban equipment. When approaching the project, the had the idea to recover the original garden design and demolish all the equipment that had been built in the last decades. That proposal was not approved by the city administration and the intention they had of making a building in the garden persisted. The idea was to make a building with a pavilion look, that could be removed at any time and build any place else in case the administration changed their minds. Something that looked light and as abstract as possible in order not to connect it with a building, but if possible, with a sculptural or natural object in a garden. Llaminated wood is used for the main structure. Inside, glass is used to fill the gaps on the floor and roof. Black toilet boxes are made with stainless steel.

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Centipede Esplanade in the Garden
R. de Ló Ferreira
Project is public!
Completion 2005
Floor area/size 220 m2
Cost € 200000,-
ArchitectGuilherme Machado Vaz
Client Matosinhos City Hall
Project ID 4224
Latitude/Longitude 41°10'60N 08°41'03W
Contributed by MI_MOA
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