João Paciência

apartment blocks aldeia dos capuchos

  • Year 2001 | 2008
  • Location Almada, Portugal
  • Typology Housing
  • Area 12.800sqm

The architectural expression arose from the idea of getting a light and delicate mass built in the drawing , so we resorted to the same reduced palette of materials ( white marble , glass and white lacquered aluminum ) , designing balanced balconies that claim as open terraces over the landscape, and where you can have a great view of the sea.


This option allows the ensemble a distinctive design in the prevailing architectures in the area , allowing angles of jagged landscape, and creating urban atmospheres of great scenic effect.


The duality treatment of the facades don´t truly define a front and a back, that such buildings usually induces, but two facades equally important in relation to the spaces immediately close.


There is a basement in the contact with the ground, where the parking spaces are allowing at same time to create large terraces at first floor level housing.