It is with great pride that we highlight that, in December 2023, the CACTO VELHO Residential Building was awarded the prestigious Architecture Masterprize Award in the Architectural Design - Residential Architecture - Multi Unit category. This distinction not only validates the exceptionality of the CACTO VELHO building, but also recognizes the boldness and innovation that permeate Miguel Arruda's vision.
The CACTO VELHO building stands as an architectural masterpiece in Cascais, reinventing the urban landscape with its imposing and innovative presence. Composed of four floors and an extraordinary roof area, this is more than a simple living space... it is a sensorial experience, a work of contemporary art in the form of a home.
The parallelepiped geometry of the CACTO VELHO building draws a unique visual narrative, dialoging harmoniously with the surrounding buildings while redefining the limits of morphotyping. The metal profiles that adorn the facade are not just aesthetic, they are functional, providing shadows that not only add a tactile dimension to the structure, but also play a crucial role in thermal regulation, in a choreographed dance between form and function.
Located on Rua Nova da Alfarrobeira, Cascais, the CACTO VELHO building is not just a home, it is a testimony to the perfect fusion between art, functionality and sophistication.
Authorship - Miguel Arruda Arquitectos Associados
Lead Architect - Miguel Arruda
Project - Cacto Velho
Miguel Arruda Arquitetos Associados
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