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Cacto Velho

Firm LocationLisboa, Portugal
CompanyMiguel Arruda Arquitectos Associados
Lead ArchitectMiguel Arruda

The building consists of four floors. The last one is complemented with a roof area,to which the common access areas are associated.The parallelepiped volumetry of the new construction pursues a new morphotypological framework in the existing construtions on its periphery.This volumetry is the object of a skin made up of metal profiles that in addition to the abstract content offered,they contribute through the shading they produce for thermal control. This profiles extend to the roof and recieve segments of LEDs with an asymmetrical design contributing to the deconstrution of the building.