A play of symmetric and assymetric
The suspended elements give an appearance of lightness and allow maximizing the view system, ensuring that all apartments can benefit from the surrounding environment.
The proposal unfolds in two asymmetrical volumes communicating through walkways. Featuring straight lines and a contemporary approach, common throughout the block, the mass is distributed into two volumes resulting in a light and harmonious ensemble with the surroundings. A play of symmetries and asymmetries in the facades, balconies, and pools brings a touch of irreverence to the proposal, breaking the verticality and ensuring privacy concerning the neighboring building. The suspended elements provide a sense of lightness and allow maximizing the view system, ensuring that all apartments can enjoy the surrounding environment. Internally, 17 autonomous units are distributed across the two buildings, offering typologies ranging from T1 to T3 Duplex. Ground-level apartments have private outdoor areas with pools, as do the duplex apartments on the fourth floor. On the other floors, the connection to the outside is established through generous balconies and large glass planes on the south facade. This connection with the exterior and the view was the starting point for organizing the internal spaces. The presence of white and glass on the facades highlights the green areas and creates visual cohesion with the rest of the block.
Location, Cascais, Portugal
Client, Grand Bay Residences - SICAFI, S.A
Area, 1.678,07 m2
Year, 2019 - 2023
Architecture, Angêlo Dias, Ângelo Vivas, Bárbara Alves Lopes, Duarte Pinto-Coelho, João Torres, Lourenço Vaz-Pinto, Luis Alves, Madalena Alves, Magda Rocha, Marcus Cerdeira, Maria do Rosário Jacinto, Miguel Vivas, Sofia Bray (in-house), Next Architects (partnership)
Construction, Teixeira Duarte
Landscape architecture, Francisco Caldeira Cabral, Elsa Severino
Photography, Francisco Nogueira
Sustainability was a concern throughout the various stages of the project. The urbanization and corresponding works were subject to an Environmental Impact Study, and the commercial component of the development holds LEED certification, acknowledging the international standards of sustainable constructions.