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'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.