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L’And Hotel, Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal by PROMONTORIO

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Article source: PROMONTORIO

The project is the outcome of an invitation in 2005 of a family-based wine-making and agro-business company to master plan an innovative resort concept that would combine the rural experience of wine and olive oil production, with the amenities of leisure destination.  With 66 hectares, the site is in the vicinity of the whitewashed town of Montemor-o-novo, in the Alentejo, near the UNESCO-listed city of Évora.  Located on a gentle valley facing South and overlooking the skyline of the town’s medieval castle, the master plan was devised in a system of clustered villas and terraced row-houses reminiscent of the former agricultural compounds of the Alentejo, known as “monte”, which literally means “mount” or “hill” in English; an etymological reference to its topographic condition.  In addition, a small lake cools the air and is used for leisure activities besides serving as a sustainable water-retaining basin for agriculture.

Image Courtesy © PROMONTORIO

  • Architects: PROMONTORIO
  • Project: L’And Hotel
  • Location: L’And Vineyards resort, Montemor-o-novo (Alentejo), Portugal
  • Software used: ArchiCad
  • Interior Design: Studio MK27 w/ PROMONTORIO
  • Landscape Architecture: PROAP
  • Gross Built Area: 2,064 sq.m (main building) and 900 sq.m (townhouse suites)
  • Project Status: 2005 (master planning) – 2011 (built and opened to public)

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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

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Eira House in Vale de Cambra, Portugal by AR Studio Architects

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Article source: AR Studio Architects 

Located in the city of Vale de Cambra, the Casa da Eira (literally “The House of the threshing-floor”) was a rehabilitation challenge with about 400m2 of construction.

A century-old house that was very degraded and needed a major overhaul, that would revive the memory of the original design without forgetting the current needs. The owner wanted a residence where he could have a traditional and familiar setting, not forgetting its irreverent and creative side. A place where friends are always welcome.

Image Courtesy © Soraia Oliveira (architect)

  • Architects: AR Studio Architects
  • Project: Eira House
  • Location: Vale de Cambra, Portugal
  • Photography: Soraia Oliveira (architect)
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, V-Ray
  • Responsible Architects: Daniel Antunes and Ricardo Russo
  • Contributors: João Ferreira, Ivan Clife, Soraia Oliveira
  • General Contractor: Rogério Martins Construções
  • Sub-contracts: Tecober lda, Ricardo Oliveira, Cruz e Pinho lda, Kimpala lda, Jorge Carpintarias.
  • Area: 400m2
  • Year of the Project: 2016

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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.

Image Courtesy © Archive Miguel Marcelino

  • 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)

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Commercial Axis in Guimarães, Portugal by Martins Architecture Office

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Article source: Martins Architecture Office

A 32 year old bakery needed to refurbish and endorse a new contemporary image.

The clients had already some commercial strategies and specific equipments to adapt.

Image Courtesy © NUDO

  • Architects: Martins Architecture Office
  • Project: Commercial Axis
  • Location: Guimarães, Portugal
  • Photography: NUDO
  • Software used: Autocad, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, 3dS Max, V-Ray
  • Team: José Martins, Marta Machado, Ana Moura
  • Size: 96,00 m2
  • Year: 2016-2017

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House in Rua Faria Guimarães in Porto, Portugal by falaatelier

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Article source: falaatelier

The old house was found in a sequence of equally discrete buildings from different periods of the 20th century. Built originally for a single family, and abandoned for decades, the brief proposed transforming the ruin into a housing unit with five apartments, responding to the accelerated gentrification process in the area.

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Loureiro

  • Architects: falaatelier
  • Project: House in Rua Faria Guimarães
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Photography: Ricardo Loureiro
  • Client: Stunning Chapter Ltd
  • Project Team: Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, Mariana Silva, Diogo Paixão, Paulo Sousa
  • Contractor: Engilaco

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João’s House in Porto, Portugal by Guilherme Machado Vaz

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Article source: Guilherme Machado Vaz

João’s House is a renovation project for a small house located in the old part of the city of Porto, close to the Douro River.

It is a traditional XIX century ground floor building with walls made with stone, and a wooden roof structure covered with tiles.

It was once used as a bakery that served the local population who were mostly fishermen.

Image Courtesy © Luís Ferreira Alves

  • Architects: Guilherme Machado Vaz
  • Project: João’s House
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Photography: Luís Ferreira Alves
  • Area: 179m2
  • Completion year: 2017

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Rosa Muerta in Açores, Portugal by ARCO mais

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Article source: ARCO mais 

Situated on the northern side of S.Miguel Island, the plot has an open view over the sorrounding fields and woods.

The client expressed a desire of openness and harmony with nature, and very little concerns about how he would like the interior of the house, except from the wish of including memories of old travels through some objects.

Image Courtesy © Paulo Goulart

  • Architects: ARCO mais
  • Project: Rosa Muerta
  • Location: Rabo de Peixe, Açores, Portugal
  • Photography: Paulo Goulart
  • Lead Architects:  Paulo Lima, Chiara Bettelli
  • Gross Built Area: 76 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2015

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House in Avanca, Portugal by nu.ma | unipessoal

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Article source: nu.ma | unipessoal 

The site

The lot, where the house is inserted, has a non-regular shape, perpendicular to the street Dr. Egas Moniz, Avanca – Portugal. The solar orientation (from the street to the interior) is North – South. Concerning the topography, the lot has a slope of 85cm, from the entrance. Inserted in a consolidated urban area, and to ensure the privacy, the program of the house was turned exclusively to the interior of the lot.

Image Courtesy © Ivo Tavares Studio – ITS

  • Architects: nu.ma | unipessoal 
  • Project: House in Avanca
  • Location: Avanca – Estarreja, Portugal
  • Photography: Ivo Tavares Studio – ITS
  • Client: Private
  • Construction area: 250 m2
  • Civil engineer: Eng. Nuno França
  • Electric engineer : Eng. José Carlos Lopes
  • Thermic engineer : Eng. Maria Luísa Gomes Pereira
  • Construction : Construtora de Loureiro

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Colégio dos Plátanos in Sintra, Portugal by murmuro

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Article source: murmuro

Colégio dos Plátanos is a school in Sintra which educates children from the age of 3 to 14; the project consists of the expansion and reorganization of the school. Having acquired a set of low quality buildings east of the existing school, the client intended to demolish them and expand the school complex eastwards, adding a series of new classrooms, complementary spaces and sport facilities. During the design phase the client changed course and decided to maintain the east buildings and commissioned a new construction of smaller scale, connecting the east and west buildings that had to be built in two phases, allowing for a reduced investment since our country was facing an economic crisis and on the verge of the troika intervention (IMF, EC, ECB). This decision also required the development of an intermediate structural solution and controlled demolitions in order not to interrupt the daily school operation; only with the conclusion of the second phase will the entire complex be fully articulated.

Northern facade overall view – phase 1, Image Courtesy © Pedro Nuno Pacheco

  • Architects: murmuro
  • Project: Colégio dos Plátanos
  • Location: Sintra, Portugal
  • Photography: Pedro Pacheco
  • Client: Colégio dos Plátanos
  • Team:

    • Architecture: João Caldas, Rita Breda, Tiago Araújo, Pedro Rodrigues, Francisco Calheiros
    • Design: Inês Oliveira
    • Engeneering: TDP Engenharia
  • Size: 1850 m2
  • Under construction: 2010

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