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Inspiration from the rubble

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January 16th, 2009

2017501091 bibliotecailhavo 336 585x389 Inspiration from the rubble


Ilavho, Portugal is the site of a new library that literally rose from the ruins.  Once a noble house, the site had been all but demolished.  The main facade and chapel were the only parts remaining, and thus became the anchors of influence for architects Jose and Nuno Mateus of ARX PORTUGAL architechtural firm.  Check out this stunning building at: