Spaceworker’s Guiding Light

Spaceworkers’ latest two projects share one feature: they guide their users by organizing space in clever ways.

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Photo by Sergio Pirrone.

After founding Spaceworkers in 2007, Rui Dinis and Henrique Marques have been working together from beginning to end in all their designs. As they put it: ‘We don’t think about projects unless we are thinking together, sharing ideas and critiques.’

 

What concepts inspire your architecture?

MARQUES: We like to have a negative to the shape, an empty space that helps us organize the rest of the space. In almost all our projects, we try to make a haven that we can control, that shelters the interior life from indiscrete looks and in a way helps us build a shape. In the Interpretation Centre, that haven is a covered street, in the houses it’s almost always a small courtyard, an exterior pocket of decompression, like in Cabo de Vila.

Read the full interview here.

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