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Casa Estudio Oficina in Lisbon, Portugal by José Castro Caldas

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Article source: José Castro Caldas

In order to continue exploring the interlude between Architecture and woodcraft – In which the Architect builds his own work, I arranged this 40 m2 studio. An opportunity to study / test within this space that would become my Home | Office and set up a laboratory of Architecture, where I could try out both space organization and execution solutions in detail. The hypothesis of resolving the adjustments, reconsidering badly anticipated decisions, imperfections as a carpenter does with his pieces, with the balance of who projected to solve the inherent deviations of the construction processes, here in a scale of Architecture, a kind of revivalism of the Arts and Crafts movement… To inhabit it, al- lows me to perceive its result.

Image Courtesy © Mercês Tomaz Gomes

  • Architects: José Castro Caldas
  • Project: Casa Estudio Oficina
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: Mercês Tomaz Gomes
  • Vfablab– ISCTE– IUL support: Alexandra Paio, Barbara Varela, Maria João de Oliveira and João Sousa.
  • Gross Built Area: 40m2
  • Completion Year: 2017


Rua Maria Loft in Lisbon, Portugal by KEMA studio

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Article source: KEMA studio

Project is located in Anjos, Lisbon, Portugal, a zone where the industry mixes with housing buildings in a very dense urban tissue.

The pre-existing space had a function of carpentry, with a limited access to light and a small, lacking identity exterior space.

We decided to maintain as much as possible in the interior, except for the part of a back facade to let more natural daylight in and enforce the relation between interior-exterior.

Image Courtesy © João Morgado


Apartamento Telheiras in Lisbon, Portugal by Miguel Marcelino

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Article source: Miguel Marcelino

This apartment, built in the 80s, has problems that are typical of the architectural debilities of most of the portuguese housing buildings of the second half of the XX century: low ceilings throughout the house, subdivided spaces, long narrow kitchens, winding corridors and numerous protrusions of pillars and beams that reveal an unresolved conflict between structure and architecture.

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  • Architects: Miguel Marcelino
  • Project: Apartamento Telheiras
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Collaborators: Débora Martins
  • General Contractor: Vassalo & Sousa
  • Gross Floor Area: 115 m2
  • Phases: 2015 (project), 2015-2016 (construction)


Alcântara Flat in Lisbon, Portugal by m2.senos

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Article source: m2.senos

On a street in Alcântara, with a magnificent view of the Tagus River and of the Ajuda National Palace, the client bought two small two bedrooms apartments in an old building built in the 70’s, with the intention of convert them into a single apartment.

In the back of the building, there are reminiscences of the large industrial constructions that characterize the neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © FG + SG | Architecture

  • Architects: m2.senos
  • Project: Alcântara Flat
  • Location: Alcântara, Lisbon , Portugal
  • Photography: FG + SG | Architecture
  • Authors: M2.senos (Ricardo Senos, Sofia Senos)
  • Area: 140m2
  • Building (beginning): 2016
  • Building (end): 2016
  • Project: 2016


1757 in Lisbon, Portugal by CAMARIM Architects

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Article source: CAMARIM Architects

This multi-family housing building is located in Príncipe Real in Lisbon and was built in 1757, 2 years after the 9.0 Richter-scale earthquake.

Our client wanted to renovate the upper floor flat – simplify its layout and adjust it to the life of a modern family – while respecting the building’s constructive logic and the spirit and scale of the historic district.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

  • Architects: CAMARIM Architects
  • Project: 1757
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: Nelson Garrido
  • Collaborators: Tiago Garrido
  • Site Area: 146 m2
  • Built Area: 146 m2
  • Project Completion: 2014


MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon, Portugal by AL_A

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Article source: AL_A 

MAAT, the new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, is an outward-looking museum located on the banks of the Tagus in Belém, the district from where the Portuguese great explorers set off. Proposing a new relationship with the river and the wider world, the kunsthalle is a powerful yet sensitive and low-slung building that explores the convergence of contemporary art, architecture and technology.

The new building is the centrepiece of EDP Foundation’s masterplan for an art campus that includes the repurposed Central Tejo power station.

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

  • Architects: AL_A
  • Project: MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: EDP Foundation, Francisco Nogueira, Hufton Crow and Piet Niemann
  • Client: Fundação EDP
  • Principal: Amanda Levete
  • Project Director: Maximiliano Arrocet
  • Team: Fernando Ruiz Barberan, Mirta Bilos, Alex Bulygin, Grace Chan, Sara Ortiz Cortijo, Alice Dietsch, Ciriaco Castro Diez, Yoo Jin Kim, Ilina Kroushovski, Michael Levy, Cristina Revilla Madrigal, Stanislaw Mlynski, Ho-Yin Ng, Giulio Pellizzon, Raffael Petrovic, Chloe Piper, Filippo Previtali, Arya Safavi, Maria Alvarez-Santullano, Joe Shepherd, Paula Vega, Konstantinos Zaverdinos


BY Studios in Lisbon, Portugal by WAATAA_we are all together around architecture

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Article source: WAATAA_we are all together around architecture

We found three empty large spaces with substantial height ceilings, large windows dimensions and each with its own sanitary facilities. Their use till the date was commercial.


  • Architects: WAATAA_we are all together around architecture
  • Project: BY Studios
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Design team: Rita Cantisano Diz, Lucas Cantisano Diz, Miguel de Gouveia André
  • Manufacturers: Bolon Floors, O/M Light, Tres griferia, Leds C4, Cinca
  • Area: 157,71 m2
  • Year: 2017


Prazeres Building in Lisbon, Portugal by Aurora Arquitectos

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Article source: Aurora Arquitectos

Can one house contain another two?

There is a question that is repeated frequently when intervening in an apartment building. In order to have a garden, one needs to renounce the view. In turn, to have the view it means to choose one of the last floors, usually far from where the garden is.

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  • Architects: Aurora Arquitectos
  • Project: Prazeres Building
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: do mal o menos
  • Architecture Team: Sérgio Antunes, Sofia Reis Couto, Rita Ferreira, Pedro França, Bruno Pereira, Tânia Sousa
  • Engineering: Edifiteca
  • Building Supervision: Gesconsult
  • Contractor: Map Engenharia
  • Area: 645 M2
  • Date: 2014 – 2016


FB Office in Lisbon, Portugal by WAATAA_we are all together around architecture

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Article source: WAATAA_we are all together around architecture

The office is materialized from the transformation of two independent commercial space in a single physically connected one. Apparently in an unnatural way, the resulting unified space is re-divided in three with distinct identities. Two different work spaces in opposite sides and a transition passage that regulates the hierarchical and functional relation between them.

Image Courtesy © WAATAA_we are all together around architecture


Garage House in Lisbon, Portugal by fala atelier

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Article source: fala atelier

The project started with an unconventional request from an open minded couple: within a very tight budget, to convert a windowless 200m2 garage into a house. The proposed intervention intended the clearest reading possible of the existing structure, emphasising its strength. While the garage was careless and grey, the house is clean and white; its materiality is flat, its light is abstract. Two generous bathrooms were included behind a curved wall, where a broken corner was before; the walls and ceilings were painted in white and the floor covered in a continuous polished concrete surface; the existing skylights we’re rethought. No other change felt necessary. Carefully placed elements organize the living areas: a marble kitchen, curtains, potted plants. Along with the furniture, the free standing elements carry the flexible identity of the house, hinting its domesticity while punctuating the abstract volume with color.

Image Courtesy © fala atelier

Image Courtesy © fala atelier

  • Architects: fala atelier
  • Project: Garage House
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Project Team: Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, Mariana Silva, Camelia Petre, Clara Pailler
  • Consultants: Paulo Sousa
  • Year: September 2015 – April 2016
  • Status: Private Commission; Built


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