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After acquiring a 592 sq/m site on one of the most characteristic avenues in the city of Oporto, the clients approached us with the intention of designing a collective housing building for the upper middle class, with two basic premises: the valorization of the site, and that all apartments be complemented with generous terraces.
Project name
The Avenue
Architecture firm
Paulo Merlini Architects
Location
Porto, Portugal
The Urban Park, with about 20 thousand square metres, will be the new green space that will include an artificial lake, a children's play area, a dog park, a table games area, fitness equipment, spaces for cultural events, a maintenance circuit and an amphitheatre for open-air shows. The planting of more than 800 trees and shrubs is planned, thus a...
Project name
Gondomar Urban Park
Architecture firm
Paulo Merlini Architects
Location
Gondomar, Portugal
Tools used
Autodesk Revit
Located in the city center, in a place where once existed a building of great representativeness in the city's collective memory, the building emerges as an icon, which intends to continue the symbolic power of its predecessor, with the pretension of expressing a new modernity. The exoskeleton of the building is made up of cnc-cut aluminium plates,...
Project name
Bubble
Architecture firm
Paulo Merlini Architects
Location
Gondomar, Portugal
Tools used
Autodesk Revit, Grasshopper
Located at Cais das Pedras, near the Porto Customs House, this old building, in an advanced state of degradation, was once part of the Companhia Geral da Agricultura das Vinhas do Alto Douro's wine warehouse. Due to its relevance in the design of Porto's waterfront, the proposal respects the original layout, enhanced by the creation of a central sq...
Project name
Hotel Cais Novo
Architecture firm
Paulo Merlini Architects
Location
Porto, Portugal
Tools used
Autodesk Revit
A building of sculptural character that dances on itself, taking advantage of the views of the surrounding lagoon. With two apartments per floor and surrounding balconies, the building developed for the upper class is a milestone that defines the start of the masterplan development for this part of the city.
Project name
Abidjan Tower
Architecture firm
Paulo Merlini Architects
Location
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Height
50 Meters
When we arrived at the plot where the clients wanted us to design a single-family house that they wanted to be unpretentious, private and timeless, we found a beautiful landscape of bucolic character.
Project name
Casa do Passadiço
Architecture firm
Paulo Merlini Architects
Location
Miramar, Portugal
Tools used
Autodesk Revit, Blender
The Porto-based architecture studio Paulo Merlini Architects led by Paulo Merlini and André Santos Silva has recently completed Rio House, remodeling of an old farmhouse located in Gondomar, Portugal.
Project name
Casa Rio
Architecture firm
Paulo Merlini Architects
Location
Gondomar, Portugal
Photography
Ivo Tavares Studio - www.ivotavares.net