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Vaulted Cork Pavillion in Porto, Portugal by Pedro de Azambuja Varela + Maria João de Oliveira + Emmanuel Novo

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Article source: Joao Morgado

The Vaulted Cork Pavillion was built for Amorim Isolamentos Lda., to demonstrate its cork building materials at Concreta 2013, a biennial building fair held at Exponor, Porto.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

  • Architects: Pedro de Azambuja Varela + Maria João de Oliveira + Emmanuel Novo
  • Project: Vaulted Cork Pavillion
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado
  • Coordination: Alexandra Paio and José Pedro Sousa
  • Main material: Cork
  • Sponsor: Amorim Isolamentos Lda

Cultural Center in Castelo Branco, Portugal by MATEO ARQUITECTURA

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Article source: MATEO ARQUITECTURA

The project according to its author

The plaza is a surface, a topography drawn out in relation to the movement of the water and built by pedreiros, following patterns that are abstract but not random.

Floating on this surface is an object. At its base, water, frozen here to form a skating rink.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

  • Architects: MATEO ARQUITECTURA
  • Project: Cultural Center
  • Location: Castelo Branco, Portugal
  • Photography: Adrià Goula
  • Author: Josep Lluís Mateo
  • Collaborating architect: Carlos Reis Figueiredo
  • Client: Castelo Branco Council, Polis Project
  • Surface area of the public spaces: 60,000 m2
  • Surface area of the Cultural Center: 4,300 m2
  • Competition: 2000
  • Project: 2000 – 2006
  • Construction of the public spaces: 2006 – 2007
  • Construction of the Cultural Center: 2012 – 2013
  • Cost of the public spaces: 3,000,000’00 €
  • Cost of the Cultural Center: 9,000,000’00 €

THE THREE CUSPS CHALET in Sé, Braga, Portugal by Tiago do Vale Architects

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Article source: Tiago do Vale Architects

HISTORICAL CONTEXT

In the second half of the 19th century Portugal saw the return of a large number of emigrants from Brazil. While returning to their northern roots, specially in the Douro and Minho regions, they brought with them sizable fortunes made in trade and industry, born of the economic boom and cultural melting pot of the 19th century Brazil. With them came a culture and cosmopolitanism that was quite unheard of in the Portugal of the eighteen-hundreds.

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

  • Architects: Tiago do Vale Architects
  • Project: THE THREE CUSPS CHALET
  • Location: Sé, Braga, Portugal
  • Photography: João Morgado
  • CONSTRUCTION: Constantino & Costa
  • PROJECT YEAR: 2012
  • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 2013
  • SITE AREA: 60 m2
  • CONSTRUCTION AREA: 165 m2

Controlar Headquarters in Alfena, Portugal by ADOFF.ZURCATNAS

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Article source:  ADOFF.ZURCATNAS

Concept

Based on the pre-existence of a large building which serves as a “skin” to maintain, the concept of action is based on dividing the interior space in “boxes” spaced to the existing construction and arranged according to the program and spans in the original facades. This proposal aims to build within the built and add without touching in order to integrate without merging two distinct approaches to architecture, the existing and the new proposal.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

SETUBAL PUBLIC LIBRARY in Portugal by AND-RÉ

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Article source: AND-RÉ

A social place, a space for culture and knowledge.

SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY
A project that depicts the essential foundations of the current office philosophy and our vision of architectural and methodological approach facing the contemporary reality.

A project developed based on concepts that favour a social architecture, embodied in a seductive and plastic language, one that responds effectively to the functional requirements.

Image Courtesy © AND-RÉ

  • Architects: AND-RÉ
  • Project: SETUBAL PUBLIC LIBRARY
  • Location: Portugal
  • Type: Competition Proposal for the Setúbal Public Library
  • Date: 2013
  • Area: 2.398 m2
  • Promoter: Setúbal Municipality
  • Architecture Team: Bruno André, Francisco Salgado Ré, Catarina Fernandes, Fernando Ferreira, Filipe Paixão
  • Engenieering & sustainability: AFA consult

Casa das Artes in Miranda do Corvo, Portugal by Future Architecture Thinking

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Article source: Future Architecture Thinking

The Casa das Artes (House of the Arts) in Miranda do Corvo expresses the meetingbetween two identities, rural and urban, in a landscape marked by the Lousã Mountains.

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

  • Architects: Future Architecture Thinking
  • Project: Casa das Artes
  • Location: Miranda do Corvo, Portugal
  • Photography: João Morgado
  • Client: Municipalityof Miranda do Corvo
  • Area: 2.360 sqm
  • Project Team: Architect Miguel Correia, Architect Cláudia Campos, Architect SérgioCatita, ArchitectPatríciade Carvalho, Architect Miguel Cabral, Architect Margarida Magro, Architect Sara Gonçalves, Architect Telmo Maia, Architect Gabriel Santos, ArchitectHilárioAbril, Engineer José Pico, Landscape Architect Sara Távora
  • Builder: TECNORÉM – Engenharia e Construções, S.A.
  • Year: 2010 /2013
  • Software used: REVIT, Autocad and 3DS MAX

HOUSE ON A WAREHOUSE in Torres Novas, Portugal by Miguel Marcelino

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Article source: Miguel Marcelino

The briefing was to build a three-bedroom house on top of a warehouse built in the 80’s, where part of the roof was made with a flat slab and a small balcony, precisely with that idea of later building the house.

Given the constraints of the existing warehouse, the house shape turns out to be automatically set: a box that rests on the existing structure.

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

  • Architects: Miguel Marcelino
  • Project: HOUSE ON A WAREHOUSE
  • Location: Torres Novas, Portugal
  • Photography: João Morgado
  • Structural Engineering: 560Eng (João Esteves)
  • Plumbing Engineering: 560Eng (José Rodrigues)
  • Project: 2007-2010
  • Construction: 2011-2012
  • General Contractor: João Felício
  • Gross Floor Area: 138m2
  • Gross Volume: 437m3
  • Building Footprint: 114m2
  • Site Area: 4.108m2
  • Energy Efficiency Class: A
  • Client: Cândido Vieira
  • Software used: progeCAD

House in Pedrogão, Torres Novas, Portugal by Paulo Henrique Durão

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Article source: Paulo Henrique Durão

BELOW GROUND, ABOVE AIR

I take Saramago once again: “My relation with time is, above all, very specific….when trying to express it graphically; I understand time as a large screen, a huge screen, where every single event is projected, including the oldest and the most recent. On that screen, everything is side by side in a kind of chaos as if time was compressed and flattened on that surface; as if events, facts and people were shown and assembled chaotically instead of being diachronically assembled, and we were meant to find a meaning.” (1)

Image Courtesy © Montserrat Zamorano Gañán

  • Architects: Paulo Henrique Durão
  • Project: House in Pedrogão
  • Location: Pedrogão, Torres Novas, Portugal
  • Photography: Montserrat Zamorano Gañán
  • CLIENTS: Private
  • STATUS: Built
  • PROJECT: 2003
  • CONSTRUCTION: 2006 . 2008
  • COST: Confidential
  • COLLABORATION: Daniel Gil Tomé, Nelson Mercê
  • AREA: 285m2

SPECIALISTS

  • Model: AlexandreCalado
  • Structure: Eng Pedro Viegas
  • Constructor: António José Santos Cons.
  • Mechanics: Rui Regnaud
  • Software used: AutoCAD

The Beautique Hotel Figueira in Lisbon, Portugal by Atelier Nini Andrade Silva

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Article source: Atelier Nini Andrade Silva

From the visual ergonomics until the metamorphosis and in between the history and flow of nature, Nini Andrade Silva drew the interior architecture project of the brand new Hotel in the heart of Lisbon – The Beautique Hotel Figueira -, located as suggested by the name, on the Figueira Plaza, in the historic centre of the Capital.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Nini Andrade Silva

  • Architects: Atelier Nini Andrade Silva
  • Project: The Beautique Hotel Figueira
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: Júlio Castro, Rosie Baytung, Helder Santos
  • Project Duration: 9 months
  • Opening: March 2013
  • Rooms number: 50
  • Other: Restaurant, Spa, Gym

De Lemos in Viseu, Portugal by J. M. Carvalho Araújo, Arquitectura e Design S.A

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Article source: J. M. Carvalho Araújo, Arquitectura e Design S.A.

Answering the request for the conception and design for a Gourmet Restaurant, we developed the project with the idea of a Guesthouse, private equipment as complement of the first. The group intends to relate to the wine production, and to frame this investment in a global brand strategy, instead of an isolated act in the territory.

Image Courtesy © Hugo Carvalho Araújo

  • Architects: J. M. Carvalho Araújo, Arquitectura e Design S.A
  • Project: De Lemos
  • Location: Viseu, Portugal
  • Photography: Hugo Carvalho Araújo
  • Team: José Manuel Carvalho Araújo, Joel Moniz, Sandra Ferreira, Emanuel de Sousa, Ana Vilar, André Santos, Liliana Costa, Nuno Vieira, Pedro Mendes, Carlos Santos, José João Santos, Leandro Silva.
  • Client: Celso de Lemos Esteves.
  • Date: 2007 – 2012.
  • Latitude:  40º 34’ 40.8504” N
  • Longitude:  7º 58’ 51.963” W
  • Landscape: JBJC – João Bicho e Joana Carneiro, Arquitectura Paisagista, Lda.
  • Interior Architecture: Nini Andrade Silva.
  • Engineering, management and supervision: Eng.º Carlos Pires.
  • Contractor: Eduardo Oliveira Irmãos, Lda.
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