Alcabideche-Vet Veterinary Clinic

Alcabideche-Vet Veterinary Clinic

Architect
João Tiago Aguiar, arquitectos
Location
Cascais, Portugal
Project Year
2005
Category
Care Homes
Fernando Guerra / FG+SG

Alcabideche-Vet Veterinary Clinic

João Tiago Aguiar, arquitectos as Architects

The clinic is deployed on a plot with a soft drop, being composed of a body in concrete and opaline glass "suspended" on the ground thanks to the foundation beams.


From the functional scheme of any Veterinary Clinic came the design of a corridor with rooms on both sides. In order to break the monotony of such a long space and provide the entrance of natural light, the volumes were moved away. From that detachment spans emerged.


The concept was explored and pulled up to the limit after moving the volumes in the other direction as well creating bumps and recesses, causing the building to develop itself according to a logic of a central parallelepiped and flat roof body with various volumes attached to it, allowing the necessary permeability to understand the daily activities of a veterinary clinic.

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