Architecture on fire


I just dig the door!


Editor’s Picks #304

For the latest edition of the ShowCase feature, Archinect published the first fire station designed by Pritzker Prize winner Álvaro Siza Veira. The project, Santo Tirso Fire Station is located in Quinta de Geão, Portugal ‘comprises a total gross area of 1173 m2 and lodges the support functions to the fire brigade…it is organized in 3 floors’.

Chris Moody‘s initial reaction was that ‘At first glance, it would be hard to picture this building as a fire station. But then again, that’s probably the point. Nicely done! Alvaro.toasteroven added ‘that brick is yummy, the exterior is really nice – but –  the interiors seem a little cold and off-putting.  all shades of grey and white – like a bunker in Antarctica in the dead of winter’.”

(Via Feed.)