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The Landscape Laboratory is a Beautifully Restored Stone Factory in Portugal
Posted By Ana Lisa On May 9, 2013 @ 5:09 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Green renovation | 1 Comment
Located southwest of the historic city center of Guimarães , Portugal, the Landscape Laboratory stands in a rural area near the National Ecological Reserve (REN). The architects preserved the original factory typology , which consists of a series of modules surrounded by green spaces, water channels and trails. The stone  façade was recovered, cleaned and fixed with bricks, while new concrete volumes were added to adapt the building for modern use.
Its interiors are contemporary, bright, open and filled with natural light. Some areas (like a small kitchen) mimic the building’s exterior factory  typology. Set next to the Ribeira de Selho canal, the Landscape Laboratory is a beautiful renovation that blends history and modernity under one roof.
Via Archilovers 
Photos by Cannata & Fernandes architects 
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URLs in this post:
 Portugal: http://inhabitat.com/shelter-bygg-is-a-giant-red-cloud-shelter-made-from-renewable-cork/
 Cannata & Fernandes Architects: http://www.cannatafernandes.com/
 Guimarães: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guimar%C3%A3es
 typology: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typology
 stone: http://inhabitat.com/gorgeous-green-roofed-black-sheep-house-in-scotland-looks-out-to-sea/
 factory: http://inhabitat.com/the-discovery-factory-is-an-experimental-space-in-an-old-philips-factory-where-kids-can-learn-about-sustainability/
 Archilovers: http://www.archilovers.com/p68565/LABORATORY-OF-LANDSCAPE
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