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Villa Além in Alentejo, Portugal by VALERIO OLGIATI

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Article source: VALERIO OLGIATI

This project is located in Alentejo about 10 km inland from the Atlantic Ocean. The area features a hilly, rural landscape and is covered with beautiful old cork oaks.

Image Courtesy © Archive Olgiati

Image Courtesy © Archive Olgiati

  • Architects: VALERIO OLGIATI
  • Project: Villa Além
  • Location: Alentejo, Portugal
  • Photography: Archive Olgiati
  • Collaborators: Patricia Da Silva (project manager office Olgiati), Daisuke Kokufuda, Liviu Vasiu
  • Begin planning: 2009
  • Begin construction: January 2013
  • End construction: April 2014

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Pé do Rio – Restaurante & Café in Leiria, Portugal by Cubic Office

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Article source: Cubic Office

Located in the heart of the city – Leiria, Portugal, the existing building with more than 150 years is part of the historic center. It integrates the front of the pedestrian path Polis program, side by side with a protected area of the National Ecological Reserve that surrounds the border of the river Lis. The refurbishment included in recovery and restoration of the \”shell\” of the main building, saving the most of the facades and architectural and decorative structural elements.

Image Courtesy © Cubic Office

Image Courtesy © Cubic Office

  • Architects: Cubic Office (Sandrine Maia & Susana Venâncio, arquitectas)
  • Project: Pé do Rio – Restaurante & Café
  • Location: Leiria, Portugal

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José Macedo Fragateiro Secondary School in Ovar, Portugal by Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Article source: Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

The School dates from the 70’s and is located on a flat, regular land. The building consists of five independent blocks or pavilions.

The intervention is part of Phase 2 of the Schools Modernisation Programme carried out by PARQUE ESCOLAR, EP.

Image Courtesy ©  Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

  • Architects: Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa, Tiago Meireles
  • Project: José Macedo Fragateiro Secondary School
  • Location: Ovar, Portugal
  • Photography: Manuel Aguiar
  • Engineering: TERMOPROJECTO
  • Project Date: 2008-2009
  • Building Date: 2009-2010

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S. G. House in Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal by José António Lopes da Costa

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Article source: José António Lopes da Costa

The house consists of two structures, perpendicular to each other, and a third one serving the swimming pool.

Due to its volume this house seems to have two floors, but it is, in fact, distributed almost exclusively in one. The structure of the living rooms, with a double height ceiling, which also houses the study and the gallery located on the first floor, grants it another volume dimension.

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

  • Architects: José António Lopes da Costa
  • Project: S. G. House
  • Location: Macieira / Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal
  • Photography: Manuel Aguiar
  • Engineering: 
    • Structures: Eng. Ricardo Costa
    • Water Network and Drainage: Eng. Ricardo Costa
    • Electrical: Eng. Vítor Almeida
  • Building Date: 2006-2009
  • Project Date:2004

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Olympia Cinema in Porto, Portugal by NO Arquitectos Lda.

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Article source: NO Arquitectos Lda.

Design a disco club could be frightening and it may become a very naughty challenge. The requirements of the main public and the final purpose is the opposite of my main beliefs on architecture.
Some keywords for a program like this are ‘entertainment’, ‘vanity’, ‘excess’, ‘fantasy’ and somehow ‘performance’ seeking legitimacy.
Austerity and delict may coexist, depending on the critical state of awareness of the facts and its proper resolution, as A. Loos stood for. I’m out to read.

Image Courtesy © Arménio Teixeira

Image Courtesy © Arménio Teixeira

  • Architects: NO Arquitectos Lda. (José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira, arch.)
  • Project: Olympia Cinema
  • Location: Rua Passos Manuel, Porto
  • Photography: Arménio Teixeira
  • Colaborators: André Oliveira arch; Hugo Araújo arch; Juliana Costa arch.
  • Client: Olympia Will
  • Constructors: Paulo Jesus Ribeiro; Vidraria da Povoa; Construções Perfeição; Alcino Tavares; Nelson Cunha; Joaquim Lopes; Sersilport; António Castro Sousa; Cozimoreira; Vidraria Barbosa

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Dental Clinic in Porto, Portugal by Ren Pepe Arquitetos

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Article source: Ren Pepe Arquitetos

This is a dental clinic project in the city center of Porto, Portugal. There are plenty of tile rendered buildings in this area and the design concept of this clinic is inspired by one of the typical tile patterns with windmill shape. Interior walls are finished with this windmill pattern. This pattern is applied to the Illumination and the furniture. Portuguese fabric made of wool called Burel is used as acoustic and adsorptive material on several walls.

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Loureiro

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Loureiro

  • Architects: Ren Pepe Arquitetos
  • Project: Dental Clinic in Porto
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Photography: Ricardo Loureiro
  • Designer: Ren Ito, Alessandro Pepe
  • Project coordinator: Michela Piddiu
  • Design Team: João Ramos, Cátia Cunha, Marta Machado, Ricardo Leitão
  • General Contractor: Manuel Faria, Sérgio Batista (Decmodil)

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RENOVA STORE & THEATRE in Torres Novas, Portugal by Paulo Henrique Durão, Architect

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Article source: Paulo Henrique Durão, Architect

There was, from the beginning, the intent to work this project as a machine, a TIME CAPTURING MACHINE. This condition was naturally the result of the place, the context and the industrial spirit, that penetrated the imagination. Condition to which it was added the will to capture, within the project, time and its flow. A flow of time and light into the spaces that would say – the architecture captures time, architecture captures the flow of time.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra, FG+SG Architectural Photography | Fotografia de Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra, FG+SG Architectural Photography | Fotografia de Arquitectura

  • Architects: Paulo Henrique Durão, Architect
  • Project: RENOVA STORE & THEATRE
  • Location: Almonda, Torres Novas, Portugal
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra, FG+SG Architectural Photography | Fotografia de Arquitectura
  • Software used: Autocad2010
  • CLIENTS: Renova – Fábrica de Papel do Almonda, SA
  • AREA: 374m2
  • COLLABORATION: Daniel Gil Tomé, Architect, Inês Belmarço, Architect, Inês Sá, Architect, João Ricardo Dias, Architect, Raul Serra, Architect, Tânia Figueiredo Dias, Architect
  • STRUCTURE: Pedro Viegas, Engineer
  • PROJECT: 2010
  • CONSTRUCTION: 2013 – 2014

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Texugueira House in Leiria, Portugal by Contaminar Arquitectos

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Article source: Contaminar Arquitectos

Its shape stretches on the ground, unfolding from a wall that supports three volumes. Each one has a different scale, offering a different experience, resulting in a dynamic and playful composition.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

  • Architects: Contaminar Arquitectos
  • Project: Texugueira House
  • Location: Leiria, Portugal
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography
  • Contaminar Arquitectos: arch. Joel Esperança, arch. Ruben Vaz, designer Romeu Sousa
  • Collaboration: Frederico Louçano, Margarida Carrilho, Hugo Rainho
  • Typology: 4 rooms
  • Construction area: 233 m
  • Dates: 2011 / 2013

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Metamorfose in Porto, Portugal by FAHR 021.3

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Article source: FAHR 021.3

Amid the architectural diversity of one of the most representative areas in Porto, Metamorfose,​by creative team FAHR 021.3, stands out. The impact of the green metal mesh filling the void by one of the city’s gateway is undeniable. The result of this intimate dialogue with the city is absolute perfection when bringing together all the elements that make up the area around São Bento train station.

Image Courtesy © FAHR 021.3

Image Courtesy © FAHR 021.3

  • Architects: FAHR 021.3
  • Project: Metamorfose
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Team:
    • Creative Project​- FAHR 021.3
    • Light Design​– José Nuno Sampaio
    • Engineer​- NCREP
    • Execution​- LETRATEC
  • Development Promoter: Porto Lazer
  • Key Features:
    • Materials​ – Quadrangular profile steel
    • Dimensions – (approx.)​28m extension, 12m height, 5m depth Weight​6000 kg
    • Number of intersections – ​200
    • Materials in metres​ – 400 running metres
    • Colour – C​opper oxide

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WALL MUSEUM in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal by Tiago do Vale Architects

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Article source:  Tiago do Vale Architects

An international, one-stage architecture competition was recently held by Arkxsite with the purpose of developing compelling ideias for a contemporary museum located within the Castle of Montemor-o-Novo in Portugal. Placed on the top of a hill, 291m above sea level, not only it rules over a breathtaking view but also documents a continuous history from the Roman Period to the 18th century.

Image Courtesy © Tiago do Vale Architects

Image Courtesy © Tiago do Vale Architects

  • Architects: Tiago do Vale Architects
  • Project: WALL MUSEUM
  • Location: Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Rhino, VRay and PhotoShop
  • PROJECT TEAM: Tiago do Vale, María Cainzos Osinde, Hugo Quintela
  • COMPETITION: Site Museum (International Architecture Competition)
  • ORGANIZATION: Arkxsite
  • PROJECT YEAR: 2015
  • CONSTRUCTION AREA: 1250 m2

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