How do you see a commercial center in your head? Is it big? Is it small? Well, either way you can be right. So today, we bring you a brilliant design of a commercial center which is basically inspired by the buildings in North Africa and which were influenced by a Roman courtyard. Read on and enjoy!
This project was inspired by the North Africa buildings with the influence of the Roman courtyard of the houses of wealthy families. It was decided to suspend the social area of the commercial center, freeing up ground floor for car parking and warehouse supermarket. The central courtyard is located on the first floor and serves as a visual axis of all the shops,and it is used for events and open-air tours. On the top floor is located a gym with open-air pool releasing the 2nd floor to shop-store and restaurants. This project took a record time of 9 days, and it was present on scheduled time to the final client.
– Carlos Janeco
Carlos Janeco, Arq. is a young Portuguese architect born in Lagos, Portugal, in June, 1984. At the age of 24, he finished his degree in Architecture from the Universityof Porto, also known as the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, designed by architect Siza Vieira. Since 2011, he started using Lumion, while having to do urbanism projects in his 3D works designed for Angolan customers. Parallel to his professional career, he defined the importance of photography and design as an intimate relationship. Following this, he did three photography expositions in Portugal and published them on the Web. He has participated in several national and international design contests and won two architectural prizes. Also, he has been developing several architectural projects, mostly in Angola; these include projects that range from residential houses to sports complex centers. By now, he works as a freelancer in the areas of communication design and architectura 3D visualisation, and events photography. You can find more of his works on his Behance profile.