Saint Adrian House

PrizeFinalists in Build (architecture)
CompanyTiago do Vale Architects
ArtistTiago do Vale
Design TeamTiago do Vale, with Maria João Araújo, Camille Martin, Priscilla Moreira, Florisa Novo Rodrigues, Teresa Vilar, Clementina Silva, Hugo Quintela, Adriana Gomes
ClientFilipe Costa
CreditJoão Morgado
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Built between 1935 and 1939, the Saint Adrian House project aimed at not only producing an adequately performing construction for today but also to design a rich and pleasurable inhabiting experience. Several elements of the original construction that were already lost were recuperated, while its functional transformation was designed in a way that wouldn’t compromise its original values and identity. In a context where limitations are always present, there had to be space for memory, for aesthetic experience, for the play of light over its interesting shapes, and for poetry.

Architect by the University of Coimbra, was Senator and Member of the Assembly of the University. Doctoral candidate and Postgraduate on Advanced Studies in Architectural Heritage by the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto. Editor of several publications, his work has been featured and exhibited throughout the world. Tiago do Vale also lectures and signs articles on architecture, urban planning and rehabilitation in several publications. Juror for several international awards, do Vale curates and organizes architecture events across borders.