Minimalissimo

Adega Mayor

architecture

Portuguese architect and Pritzker laureate Álvaro Siza Vieira designed this winery at Campo Maior, Portugal, in 2007.

The building is an imposing, yet understated figure sitting atop a gentle slope amid the wide open plain of the vineyard. Its 120m x 50m volume is composed of elementary geometrical shapes and similarly basic construction materials.

This is "silent" architecture at its best.

Photography by Fernando Guerra.

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