defying orthogonality with curved windows that merge architecture and landscape

defying orthogonality with curved windows that merge architecture and landscape

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otiima’s versatile curved frame systems

 

Adaptable and impactful, OTIIMA´s curved window frame systems beautify any space while challenging expectations of orthogonality in architecture. These innovative frames are custom-made and can accommodate fixed or sliding windows, adjusting to the needs of the project. Meticulously designed, the system brings a unique aesthetic appeal to the space, producing captivating visual effects. Read on to learn about some of the most outstanding projects that make use of OTIIMA’s versatile systems.

defying orthogonality with curved windows that merge architecture and landscape
Casa Voluta © image by Fernando Guerra | FG+SG | courtesy of OTIIMA

 

 

curved panels integrate casa voluta into the landscape

 

For the realization of the ‘Casa Voluta’ by architect Mario Martins, the aim was to bring the calm and relaxation of the exterior environment indoors. The design stands out for the organic lines that dominate the project and seem to flow expressively with the context. The ability to deform OTIIMA’s framing systems allowed the architect to give continuity to the expressive and sinuous character of the house, creating harmony with the scenic views of the golf course and the ocean.

 

This indoor-outdoor relationship was made possible by the imposing windows, and beautifully tailored panels that create an impressive architectural statement while enhancing the surroundings. Additionally, these curves are occasionally interrupted by sharp lines, creating a play with the sunlight and its shadows, and inviting the inhabitant to contemplation.

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beautifully tailored panels that create a stunning architectural statement while enhancing the surroundings | © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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using OTIIMA’s versatile framing system, the architect was able to give continuity to the expressive character of the house | © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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the design stands out for the organic lines that dominate the project and seem to flow expressively with the context | © Fernando Guerra

 

 

 

Liberdade Building 49′: expressiveness in a gesture

 

With the signature of renowned architect Ana Costa, ‘Liberdade Building 49’ uses one of OTIIMA’s corrugated frame systems. This building is part of OTIIMA’s portfolio of rehabilitation projects. Located on Lisbon’s most prestigious and attractive avenue, Avenida da Liberdade 49, this sophisticated project returned a former office building to residential use.

 

To achieve this change in function, the team opted for a major intervention on the facade, adding a ‘new skin’. With large windows and golden reflective panels, the implementation of this new skin had as its principle the addition of a new thickness that would allow the creation of balconies and work on a system of reliefs and shadows. The application of OTIIMA’s framing system allowed for a perfect balance between the privacy of the inhabitants and the generous outdoor spaces. Ana Costa’s design preserves the original character of the building, while providing a contemporary gesture in the visual permeability of its curved corner.

defying orthogonality with curved windows that merge architecture and landscape
Liberdade Building 49′ uses the OTIIMA waveform framing system | © Ricardo Quaresma

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the visual permeability of the curved corner brings a contemporary gesture to the original character of the building | © Ricardo Quaresma

 

 

challenging conventional industry boundaries

 

The unparalleled versatility of OTIIMA’s door and window systems is clearly manifested in the wide range of applications within its portfolio. From the seamless integration of residences with their natural surroundings to the creation of bold architectural statements in urban contexts, the Portuguese firm stands out for offering solutions that transcend conventional expectations, elevating architectural design in all its dimensions. With a variety of minimalist frames that transform the perception of space, OTIIMA continues to contribute to the production of projects that redefine the standards of contemporary design. The company consistently demonstrates that its innovative solutions represent much more than a window.

defying orthogonality with curved windows that merge architecture and landscape
Casa Ses Costes | photo ©Carles Sánchez

defying orthogonality with curved windows that merge architecture and landscape
Casa Ses Costes | photo ©Carles Sánchez

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Casa Ses Costes | photo ©Carles Sánchez

 

written by: grecia gutiérrez | designboom 

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