Modular Construction – Shelter

ARCHITECTURE

Order of the Cross of Malta, Portugal


The proposal that is presented is inspired by the definition of the word shelter – “… Place of refuge from the weather … Amparo. Shelter from, protected against…”

It is the act of protecting, of wrapping, of rolling up, of creating a skin that protects, guards and shelters us. The element is made up of planes that bend over themselves, generating a form of simple and pure lines. The balance between planes generates the space that it shelters, a unitary body where the functions are conjugated enhancing the function of whoever shelters in it.