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Lapa Building in LISBOA, PORTUGAL by João Tiago Aguiar, arquitectos

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Article source:  João Tiago Aguiar, arquitectos

The Project is about the reconstruction of a building located in Lisbon’s historical city centre.

The existing building in an advanced degradation condition and lacking architectural quality was demolished and completely rebuilt, reshaping its compartmentalization, without distorting the memory of the environment in order to preserve the urban heritage of the neighbourhood, but guided by a contemporary intervention that marks the time of its execution.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG – FOTOGRAFIA DE ARQUITECTURA

Image Courtesy © FG+SG – FOTOGRAFIA DE ARQUITECTURA

  • Architects: João Tiago Aguiar, arquitectos
  • Project: Lapa Building
  • Location: LISBOA, PORTUGAL
  • Photography: FG+SG – FOTOGRAFIA DE ARQUITECTURA
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Architecture Collaboration: Renata Vieira, Ana Caracol, Marina Carreiras, Sílvia Amaral
  • Surface Area: 150m2
  • Built Area: 420m2
  • Client: PRIVATE
  • Project: 2007/2015

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Casa Lote 31 in Mirandela, Portugal by ADOFF – Architects

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Article source: ADOFF – Architects

Located in a context of urban expansion of a residential area of Mirandela, this lot had a set of well-defined rules, regarding deployment, volumetric and clearances. Given this, the design quickly developed into a compact and linear volume, organized on a square base plant, 11×11, where are drawn two floors.

Image Courtesy © Ricardo_Loureiro

Image Courtesy © Ricardo_Loureiro

  • Architects: ADOFF – Architects
  • Project: Casa Lote 31
  • Location: Mirandela, Portugal
  • Photography: Ricardo_Loureiro

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Family House in Comporta, Portugal by Martim Sousa e Melo

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Article source: Martim Sousa e Melo

This house is implanted in the middle of a pine wood forest, in Comporta, Portugal. The house was designed as a one level unit composed of two bodies, a social body, open to the outside and a private body, closed onto itself. In the social body, there´s an open space area composed of a living room, a dining room, an open kitchen and a social bathroom. Connecting the social area to the private, there´s a high corridor that commemorates the transition of spaces. In the private area, one finds two bedrooms, one bathroom and one suite with a closet and serving bathroom.

Image Courtesy © Martim Sousa e Melo

Image Courtesy © Martim Sousa e Melo

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Water Museum in Lisbon, Portugal by p-06 atelier

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Article source: p-06 atelier

The Water Museum – property of EPAL (portuguese water company) – is a space that focuses mostly on the general aspects of the water, with an educational and scientific approach, while transmitting also some of the highlights of EPAL’s history and legacy to society (unlike most traditional company museums that only explore the historical nature of the company itself).

Image Courtesy © FG+SG

Image Courtesy © FG+SG

  • Architects: p-06 atelier
  • Project: Water Museum
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: FG+SG
  • Software used: Adobe Indesign, Illustrator,Photoshop, CAD
  • Design Director: Nuno Gusmão
  • Designers: Vanda Mota
  • Client: EPAL

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Vertigo Pavilion in LISBON, PORTUGAL by JOAO QUINTELA . TIM SIMON

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Article source: JOAO QUINTELA . TIM SIMON

Located in Lisbon, the VERTIGO Pavilion was born in particularly complex context due to the physical reality where it belongs, the different functional needs, but specially due to the Portuguese economical situation. This is an area that intends to host a small cafe but also a reception to a sports center as well as a small shop to sell equipment and an informal lounge area. Perhaps a possible answer to such different specific needs is to not consider them in a strict and literal sense. When form follows the structure, the action can simply appear and the real use becomes unpredictable.

Image Courtesy © DIANA QUINTELA

Image Courtesy © DIANA QUINTELA

  • Architects: JOAO QUINTELA . TIM SIMON
  • Project: Vertigo Pavilion
  • Location: LISBON, PORTUGAL
  • Photography: DIANA QUINTELA
  • Software used: Autocad
  • CLIENT: VERTIGO CLIMBING CENTER: TIAGO MARTINS, NUNO BATISTA
  • STRUCTURE: DANIEL MAIO, URBAN 360
  • COORDINATOR: PEDRO ALVES
  • CONSTRUCTION: ANTÓNIO AUGUSTO, JAIME, JOSÉ FIGUEIREDO, PEDRO ALVES, TIAGO MARTINS, NUNO BATISTA, MARTA JERÓNIMO, JOÃO QUINTELA, TIM SIMON
  • VOLUNTEERS DURING CONSTRUCTION: PEDRO QUINTEIRO, SARAH MONTE ALTO, HÉLIO MORAIS, LEONOR OLIVEIRA, JERÔNIMO SÔRO, VERA MARMELO, HUGO CASTRO SILVA, MARTIM VIDIGAL, DUARTE MEDEIROS

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PM House in Aveiro, Portugal by M2.senos

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Article source: M2.senos

The house is located in a residential zone of Aveiro, in the northwest town center boundary. Its surrounding environment is characterized by heterogeneity of buildings, not always with a clear identity as a whole. Although with regards to deployments and distance there is some coherence. Appealing to some appeasement, there’s a similar volumetric mimicry, keeping the typology of 4 fronts and removals to the lot boundary. Setting a visual balance between pairs contributes to an improvement of this urban quality.

Image Courtesy © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

Image Courtesy © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

  • Architects: M2.senos
  • Project: PM House
  • Location: Aveiro, Portugal
  • Photography: ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio
  • Building date(beginning): 2011
  • Building date (end): 2013
  • Project date: 2009
  • Engineering: Amadeu Carvalho (Engenheiro Civil)

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MISS’OPO Guest House in Oporto, Portugal by Gustavo Guimarães Lda.

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Article source:  Gustavo Guimarães Lda.

Love is an act of construction.
Miss’Opo is born from the desire to transport the Joy of intimacy to a more comprehensive life project, one of a public nature.

The Programme, six apartments, a restaurant space, a foyer/shop/gallery, a multipurpose space and technical areas are distributed throughout the building as if rooms in an old house.

Image Courtesy © Carlos Trancoso, Mariana Lopes

Image Courtesy © Carlos Trancoso, Mariana Lopes

  • Architects: Gustavo Guimarães Lda.
  • Project: MISS’OPO Guest House
  • Location: Oporto, Portugal
  • Photography: Carlos Trancoso, Mariana Lopes
  • Team: Cláudia Reis, Teresa Bento, Miguel Fernandes, Carla Cruz
  • Client: Miss’Opo
  • Fire Engineering: GPIC, MEW (Mechanical, ELEC, Water) GPIC, Fernanda Valente
  • Program: Guest House&Restaurant (760 square meters)
  • Awards: Selected for the 1st edition of “Respect for Architecture” Oporto 2012
  • Status: Built
  • Year: 2010/2012

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HVM HOUSE in Aveiro, Portugal by M2.senos

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Article source: M2.senos

The house is located in a residential area near to the University of Aveiro.

In order to approach the formal language of the university the volume is discreet and compact, coated with a brick façade witch gives it a visual balance and supports the integration into the surrounding.

Image Courtesy © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

Image Courtesy © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

  • Architects: M2.senos
  • Project: HVM HOUSE
  • Location: Aveiro, Portugal
  • Photography: ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio
  • Authors: M2.senos (Ricardo Senos, Sofia Senos)
  • Building (begining): 2010
  • Building (end): 2012
  • Project: 2009
  • Engineering: Mário Castro (Engenheiro Civil)

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“House with four houses” in Portugal by Prod architecture & design

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Article source: Prod architecture & design

This holiday house for a family of four is located in the north of Portugal. It’s shape is defined by the same number of individual volumes.They have similar dimensions but distinct orientations. Three of the volumes are orthogonally organized around a core, whilst a fourth rotates to match the direction of an existing neighbouring building. The proximity between the two constructions led to a desired dialogue. The modest dimensions of the existing building determined the scale of the house while the vernacular identity influenced its layout. Each volume has a two slope roof. Besides emphasizing its individuality it enabled to increase the plasticity of the composition.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado - Architectural Photography

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado – Architectural Photography

  • Architects: Prod architecture & design
  • Project: “House with four houses”
  • Location: Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado – Architectural Photography
  • Software used: Archicad

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S. Victor Lofts in Porto, Portugal by A2OFFICE

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Article source: A2OFFICE

This project presents a rehabilitation of an 19th century old building with an unusual triangle-shaped planimetry, with an deployment area of only 52m², following a housing program consisting of 4 lofts in open space.

This condition has determined much of the interior spatial organization solution, where a new staircase plays a major role.

The facade colors have been restored, with new frames. The wooden structure of the floors was maintained and strengthened.

Upstairs, the original volumetry of the building was restored, revealing a small terrace that crowns the intervention.

Image Courtesy © AL.MA

Image Courtesy © AL.MA

  • Architects: A2OFFICE
  • Project: S. Victor Lofts
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Photography: AL.MA
  • Architecture and Coordination: Alberto Dias Ribeiro
  • Collaboration (Previous Study): Ana Fareleira
  • Year: 2013 – 2015
  • General Contractor: Paulo Bessa, Lda.
  • Construction Management: AZU

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