Portugal was presented with an hotel called Axis Viana Hotel, this building is a prove that architecture and enginnering can work togheter and create structures beyond the regular floor over floor. If you look at the side view you will understand what I'm talking about.

This hotel has been built with materials like glass, aluminum and stone. When you see the front view it seems that it has no order in the windows, with different widths and spaces. And looking by the sides, it's like when you play with Lego, building the way you want no mather what is gonna happen. But in this case, the shape looks awesome and besides the fact of this huge pending floor, the team of engineers and architects made things happen and the building is standing up. Like David Basulto, from Archidaily said: "This Business & Spa Hotel is an ode to cantilevering".

The contemporary project was designed by Jorge Albuquerque, from VHM, and is located in Viana de Castelo between the Lima's and Monte Santa Luzia's river, a few minutes from the historic center of Viana do Castelo. The Axis Viana Business & SPA Hotel, is the most recent unit of the group Axis Hotels and Golf.

Cantilevering at Axis Viana Hotel in Portugal
© Nelson Garrido

Cantilevering at Axis Viana Hotel in Portugal
© Nelson Garrido

Cantilevering at Axis Viana Hotel in Portugal
© Nelson Garrido

Cantilevering at Axis Viana Hotel in Portugal
© Nelson Garrido

Cantilevering at Axis Viana Hotel in Portugal
© Nelson Garrido

Cantilevering at Axis Viana Hotel in Portugal
© Nelson Garrido

Cantilevering at Axis Viana Hotel in Portugal
© Nelson Garrido

Cantilevering at Axis Viana Hotel in Portugal
© Nelson Garrido

More at: archdaily.com

Photos by: Nelson Garrido - ngphoto.com.pt

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I'm an architect and designer from Porto Alegre, Brazil. I've been working with design since he got my degree in architecture, a bit odd isnt it? I'm a fan of Fireworks, CSS among other skills. Besides that I'm co-founder of ZEE.