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60. Reconversão de um Palheiro em Cortegaça / João Mendes Ribeiro #105architecturalinspirations

60. Reconversão de um Palheiro em Cortegaça / João Mendes Ribeiro #105architecturalinspirations

I have been looking at a variety of materials as I work on the design for a new custom-house. In doing so I stumbled upon the works of architect João Mendes Ribeiro.

João Mendes Ribeiro

This barn structure, from what I can tell, was salvaged and renovated into a beautiful living space. The structure pulls from local vernacular infusing play with lights and volume. The semi-transparent wall offers incredible shadows inside the home.


© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

The natural materials of stone and wood give the structure a warmth that is hard to replicate with any other textures. 

#105architecturalinspirations is a collection of architectural details, buildings, and spaces that inspire me. I am taking on the challenge of finding two projects to spotlight each week in 2015. Hopefully I will be able to keep up and this process of discovery will push me to create better design solutions for my clients as I research and learn more about those projects I enjoy most. I challenge you to add your comments below about this project and to post your own inspirations for all to enjoy.  Full List of previous #105architecturalinspiration posts 1 – 20. First 20 architectural inspirations here21. Michael Graves 22. St. Augustine 23. Guggenheim Museum24. Ocho House25.Bjarke Ingels 26. WG Clark 27. John F. Kennedy Space Center 28.Akademie Mont-Cenis 29. Sustainability Treehouse 30. Porch Rail 31.Martin Lurther King Jr. Memorial 32. Warehouse Renvoation33.Architectural Salvage Warehouse 34. Thorncrown Chapel 35.Gabion Wall 36.Rectorat de Guyane Library  37. North Bay House 38.Old Ranch Road Barn 39.Eagle Rock Residence 40.Pratt Street Power Plant 41.United Therapeutics Field House 42. Porch House 43. Headwaters 44.Ben’s Barn 45. Kevin Mundy Memorial Bridge 46.  Thrupp + Summers House 47.Madrona Residence 48. Pixel Building 49. National Constitution Center 50.Falling Water 51. Wainwright Building 52. Merle’s Drive-In53. Green Office Building 54. Edgeland House 55. Kansas City Public Library  56.Villa Savoye 57.Fenway Park Farm 58. Bryan Innovation Lab 59. Dog Trot House