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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

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Located southwest of the historic city center of Guimarães [1], Portugal, the Landscape Laboratory stands in a rural area near the National Ecological Reserve (REN). The architects preserved the original factory typology [2], which consists of a series of modules surrounded by green spaces, water channels and trails. The stone [3] façade was recovered, cleaned and fixed with bricks, while new concrete volumes were added to adapt the building for modern use.

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Its interiors are contemporary, bright, open and filled with natural light. Some areas (like a small kitchen) mimic the building’s exterior factory [4] typology. Set next to the Ribeira de Selho canal, the Landscape Laboratory is a beautiful renovation that blends history and modernity under one roof.

+ Cannata & Fernandes architects [5]

Via Archilovers [6]

Photos by Cannata & Fernandes architects [5]


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[1] Guimarães: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guimar%C3%A3es

[2] typology: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typology

[3] stone: http://inhabitat.com/gorgeous-green-roofed-black-sheep-house-in-scotland-looks-out-to-sea/

[4] factory: http://inhabitat.com/the-discovery-factory-is-an-experimental-space-in-an-old-philips-factory-where-kids-can-learn-about-sustainability/

[5] + Cannata & Fernandes architects: http://www.cannatafernandes.com/

[6] Archilovers: http://www.archilovers.com/p68565/LABORATORY-OF-LANDSCAPE

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