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Ginkgo

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Tiago Rosado
 
location Portimão
function bar
contributed by tiagorosado

This was one of Tiago Rosado's first projects. Initially, it was supposed to be much smaller: a poolside bar for a hotel, but later it was decided to make it 'public'. The only availabe space was a strip of land between the street and a tennis court. The client wanted something different, visually 'clean', and comfortable. It was decided to have the esplanade 'framed' by this big 'window', giving a sensation of protection from the inside. The central green wall balances the composition and gives a fresh environment to the space. The concrete wall is part of the structural system (prefabricated concrete): it was left 'as it is' when the contrast that this 'raw' material gave to the 'clean' space was seen: initially the wall was supposed to be adorned with a work of art. The name 'Ginkgo', which is the name of a species of trees that exists for over 30 million years, is a reminder of the longevity of the good 'design', in this case by nature.

 

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li says:
Tiago!!

Que surpresa! Ou não! Não que eu tivesse dúvidas quanto aos teus skills, mas é muito bom começar a ver serem demonstradas as qualidades da nossa geração!
Muitos parabéns, pela arquitectura de fácil leitura visual, denotando novos horizontes não esquecendo uma certa ligação às nossas raízes, e pelo reconhecimento!

Li.
Portugal, Portugal 29-Sep-08
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Ginkgo
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Sítio dos Três Castelos
Portugal
http://www.ginkgolounge.com
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