Building in an industrial estate is building without references or interference. A flat surface, a strong sunshine and an office-showroom program. The client is exceptional. The Galician granite multinational, DFG-pavestone, has quarries all over the world and cutting-edge technology for cutting and optimizing stone.

Project name:  SHOWROOM Y OFICINAS DFG-pavestone.
Company name: OLAestudio,   ÓscarLópezAlbaarquitectos
Contact e-mail: [email protected]
Project location: Monçao. Portugal.
Completion Year:  Septiembre2018.

Other participants:

Builder: OREGA, construcciones y servicios.
Structural architect: Ezequiel Fernández Guinda.
Budget: Enrique Ramos Fernández.
Collaborators architects: Lucía Fernández, Fátima Nieves, Joao Aldeia.

Photo credits: Imagen Subliminal.


  1. Natural Stone: DFG PAVESTONE
  2. Aluminium TECHNAL
  3. Corrugated metal sheet ARCELOR
  4. Ceramic tiles AUGA DE PARADA
  5. Ilumination ALVE

DFG-pavestone By OLAestudio - Sheet4The building is born out of the optimized construction system and without rhetoric. It is conceived as a clean and simple ship. Inside this envelope the offices and warehouses are placed with elementary construction of glass, polycarbonate and metal. The container escapes the constructive complexity, focusing on generating a clear and white atmosphere.
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DFG-pavestone By OLAestudio - Sheet8

The building is the frame and support for the granite. The interior spaces are covered with different types of stone and finishes, being the façade the greatest formal load. The direct north-south orientation is key to its design. The blue platinum granite lattices overlays onto the container.

DFG-pavestone By OLAestudio - Sheet6The volume opens directly to the north and closes to the east. The lattice to the west is vertical and rotated 45º maximizing the dimensions of the pieces. The effort is concentrated to the south. A granite basket has been built, a fabric of equal pieces. The rotation of this piece allows the setting of the fabric, the light is filtered and the incidence of the sun is avoided.

Space and construction at the service of the stone.


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