Tuesday, October 07, 2008

GINKO by Arq. Tiago Rosado

another quality eye candy bonus...

'Ginkgo' is a bar that recently opened in Portimão, Portugal. The name 'Ginkgo', named after a species of trees that has existed for over 30 million years, is a reminder of the longevity of good 'design'. This beautiful project is one of the first from a talented young architect by the name of Tiago Rosado.

This project was initially supposed to be much smaller: a poolside bar for a hotel. However the only available space for the building was a strip of land between the street and a tennis court... it was later decided to make it 'public'. The client requested something different, visually 'clean', and comfortable.
The decision to have the esplanade framed by a large 'window' gives a sensation of protection from the inside, while offering the project a much larger appearance. The concrete wall is part of the structural system (prefabricated concrete) and was left 'as it is' when the contrast that this 'raw' material gave to the 'clean' space was discovered. The central green wall balances the composition and gives a fresh environment to the space.

Many thanks to Arq. Tiago Rosado for the images...
The photographs are taken by one of the best photographers
in the field of architecture photography, Arq. Fernando Guerra.


Anonymous Andrew said...

Love the clarity of form and discipline of material. It's time for Tiago to get himself a website.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Tiago Rosado said...

yes..it's true, i need to work on the website..
about the bar, (if i may say something) the most difficult aspect to resolve, for me, was the question of coherence: the need to apply the "big rules" to the smallest detail, and keep everything "clean" at the end.
And really gives me great pleasure to see that you enjoyed!



9:58 PM  
Anonymous Andrew said...

In addition to a coherent theme and attention to detail you enrolled the clients in doing something extraordinary. They were willing to go on the adventure of an architectural process with you. That is among the greatest challenges of our profession. Congrats - can't wait to see what you do next.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Tiago Rosado said...

Thanks Andrew!

if there's anyone interested, there are some other photos of the bar before the opening - we waited more than 6months for the permits - and also of the construction.


1:31 PM  
Blogger terrencejohnkosick said...

This structure has a anchoring relationship with the area pictured. A good opportunity to exercise an idea. The elastic relationship between the dominant forms is lyrical and delightfully disturbing. I want to walk inside this monument. The feature wall treatment is related to the ginkgo tree I imagine. A cool job.

11:42 PM  
Blogger Manuel Ribeiro, Arquitecto said...

great... my friend is great...

1:53 PM  

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