by Anna Zagorec, Specialist in architecture and space planning

*Based on photos of architecture made during a stay in Portugal.

The buildings in Portugal are designed with great respect for the natural factors acting on the visual representation of the form, as good design is very much according to the typology. Thanks to this phenomena, architects can treat light as a factor creating moments in architecture.

Using the potential of daylight in architectural creation gives possibilities to forming shapes and bringing them to life by introducing movement into architecture.

Stimulating shaded nuances finding a dialogue between form, shadow and light. All of this acts towards moments in architecture.

Conscious use of sunlight became an important tool in building architectural form as materials.

Material in dialogue with daylight change his perception, as well as daylight intensity changes diametrically visual aspects of architecture.

– Anna


Photo: Anna Zagorec