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Vale de Cambra by SUMMARY
Alexander Zaxarov
Apr 23, 2020

SUMARY’s Vale de Cambra project in Portugal configures a practical example of prefabricated architecture, assuming the immediacy, flexibility and optimization of resources as the core themes.

The requirements for this project were boldly defined from the beginning: the construction should be fast, cost effective and changeable over time, which prompted the studio to use prefabricated elements and to leave parts of the project undefined, assuming the immediacy, flexibility and resources optimization as core themes.

The strategy was clear: a ground floor level for the multi-services program connected with the public space, crowned by the individual habitational units (six cabins with 45m2). Due to the differences between these two programs, it was created an independent access for each function, placing them in different levels and taking advantage of the natural ground’s slope.

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Alexander Zaxarov
April 23, 2020

SUMARY’s Vale de Cambra project in Portugal configures a practical example of prefabricated architecture, assuming the immediacy, flexibility and optimization of resources as the core themes.

The requirements for this project were boldly defined from the beginning: the construction should be fast, cost effective and changeable over time, which prompted the studio to use prefabricated elements and to leave parts of the project undefined, assuming the immediacy, flexibility and resources optimization as core themes.

The strategy was clear: a ground floor level for the multi-services program connected with the public space, crowned by the individual habitational units (six cabins with 45m2). Due to the differences between these two programs, it was created an independent access for each function, placing them in different levels and taking advantage of the natural ground’s slope.

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