Università
della
Svizzera
italiana
Academy
of Architecture

 
 

Atelier Guedes

 
Cristina Guedes Accademia di architettura Mendrisio

The project site is located in a granite scarp (“urban quarry”) in the heart of the city of Oporto: the challenge is to explore forces “moving in opposite directions”: consolidated urban tissue and raw “quarry”; locals and visitors; heritage and infrastructure; public and private; high and low ground; monumentality and domestic scale; continuity and rupture.Projects should be able: to transform constraints into possibilities, to explore the “economy” of means and the “richness” of the spatial experience of users, to represent a renewed effort to capture what is unique and non-transferable in each given circumstance including the perceived available means and traditions.

BSc3

MSc1-2

Sem. I

224 h
15 ects 
IT+EN