With an undeniably beautiful architecture, this family home on
Portugal’s sunshine coast displays an intriguing combination of building
materials shaping an elegant, almost unreal design. Created out of a
collection of bold touches, Quinta Villa expresses a deep sculptural identity both inside and outside. Imagined by the acclaimed design group Staffan Tollgard, this fascinating home spotted on Afflante
uses glass, concrete and stone to compose a dreamy background for a
modern lifestyle. Innovation and elegance go hand in hand when it comes
to creating the stunning interiors – rich textures and vibrant colors
intermingle to create a dynamic design that paradoxically feeds visitors
with a comforting feeling. Flooded by natural light coming from sliding
glass walls, living spaces present unique design innovations that shape
a perfect dream home.
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the clever use of colorful accents; playful furniture design; and
architectural simplicity, this Portuguese home exemplifies the work of
design group, Staffan Tollgard
Eventscape fabricated several custom elements for this office space of
the KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
Investment Management Company. In the elevator lobby an ornamental thin
profile polymer LED light wall and ceiling is overlaid with laser cut
steel panels with a multiple layer bronze finish. The hand carved,
double curved wall leading into the office helps to create a space of
Unique Characteristics & Project Challenges:
The feature entrance to this office was built of a thin profile acrylic
light wall covered with metal panels. Each steel panel is 4 ft. wide by
8 ft. tall with half of the 32 panels laser etched, and the other half
laser cut with a custom Arabic motif. Beginning as an open screen, the
design gradually transforms to the etched pattern on the facing wall.
Laser cutting this tessellating pattern was very challenging as the size
and intricacy of the pattern required over 1600 linear feet of cutting
for each panel. In order to be programmed into the CNC laser, each panel
had to be cut in a series of 2 ft. sections.
Eventscape explored multiple metal finish options to achieve the
desired appearance. The solution was a hand brushed black oxide over
bronzed steel panels with a clear lacquer top coat.
The architects required attachment with no visible hardware and a three
inch offset from the light panel. Eventscape’s engineering team devised
a custom reinforced steel connection that was able to support the 300
lbs of each LED/acrylic/metal panel unit, wrapping around to the back of
the unit to connect to the existing wall. The ceiling installation was
engineered to accommodate the ductwork above and incorporated sprinkler
heads where required.
The feature double curved wall in the lobby area was built in two
sections to allow for shipping and installation, and joined on site.
Fabricated of wood with a fiberglass covering, each section was almost
40 ft. long by 8 ft. tall. The challenge was creating the compound
curvature out of two dimensional surfaces; calculating the geometry
required to retain a flowing shape.
Owner/Developer: KAUST Investment Management Company, Arlington, VA
Design: Studios Architecture
Photography: Bilyana Dimitrova Manufacturer: Eventscape, Inc. - Toronto Canada