Location Cascais, Portugal
Construction Area -
Special Mention in the Europan 10 Competition
In order to establish a system which would allow us to define the building footprint and the surrounding voids according to a desired density throughout the landscape, a system was developed for marking points along the territory in what seems to be a random fashion, but which, in fact, respects a specific distance criteria between them. These points should not be isolated islands, but rather there is a need to establish a structural grid supported on the area of influence of each point at their intersections. These intersections generate the defining elements of the urban landscape: paths, walkways, vehicle accesses and limits. The suggestion of an irregular matrix begins to form.