Companhia das Culturas

DMF Ressano Garcia Cia Culturas 2 Modelo 3658
DMF Ressano Garcia Cia Culturas 2 6210
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DMF Ressano Garcia Cia Culturas 2 6274
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The building makes use of low-tech construction systems with local materials, with tech and contemporary materials spread worldwide. Global and local, tradition and innovation found a good balance in this project.

To achieve a reduction of CO2 emissions, local knowledge and high-tech solutions succeed in lowering environmental impact and energy efficiency through a symbiotic relationship between the architecture and the surrounding ecosystem. Whitewashed walls, exposed beams, recycled materials, cross ventilation, water treatment system, use of solar energy, and local solutions are combined in a consistently committed to sustainable design.

Cutting-edge technologies that provide accurate information regarding thermal and lighting comfort influence the use of materials and design strategies in search of optimal behavior. Shading, thermal, and lighting are among the topics that reduce energy consumption.


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“The contemporary demand for reducing carbon emission is changing the way architects design buildings, thus influencing a wide range of new solutions.”

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“Low tech or high tech, local or global, green or comfortable are some of the main aspects supporting the choice for materials in building design”

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“The white facade is characterized by flexible sunshades. Its appearence changes depending on the position of shutters (…) Surprising walls, charming views, old details and vintage furniture form the frame for a sustainable recreation”

Urlaubs Architektur
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“The intervention integrates features of traditional architecture and intervention characteristics from last century, with contemporary design (…) Construction methods that are driven by principles of sustainability and water supply with recycling capacity are also included in the project.”

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