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Touguinhó II House in Vila do Conde, Portugal by Raulino SILVA ARCHITECT, Lda

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Article source: Raulino SILVA ARCHITECT, Lda

If we climb through the narrow streets to the place called \”hill\” of the village Touguinhó, we can observe the sea from afar, near the town of Vila do Conde.

The implantation of the house took into account the local landscape and a significant slope of the terrain.

Image Courtesy ©  Raulino SILVA ARCHITECT, Lda

Image Courtesy © Raulino SILVA ARCHITECT, Lda

  • Architects: Raulino SILVA ARCHITECT, Lda
  • Project: Touguinhó II House
  • Location: Vila do Conde, Portugal
  • Photography: Raulino SILVA ARCHITECT, Lda
  • Software used: AUTOCAD LT 2013
  • Engineering: Engave – Engenharia
  • Construction: Silfermat, Lda

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REFURBISHMENT OF OFFICE BUILDING in Lousada, Portugal by Moura Martins Architects

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Article source: Moura Martins Architects

It was held a full refurbishment of an office building of three floors.

The aim was to clarify the paths and access, as well as an interaction between different floors of this building and the adjacent factory.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG

Image Courtesy © FG+SG

  • Architects: Moura Martins Architects
  • Project: REFURBISHMENT OF OFFICE BUILDING
  • Location: Lousada, Portugal
  • Photography: FG+SG
  • CLIENT:  Famo
  • DATE: 2013/2014
  • AREA: 2570m2

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RESTAURANT + TEA HOUSE in Oporto, Portugal by FRANCISCO PORTUGAL E GOMES

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Article source: FRANCISCO PORTUGAL E GOMES

This work is located in the granite peak of Antas in the south side facing the valley of Campanhã. The toponymy evokes that in this place megalithic funerary monuments (Dolmens) will have existed, but this is one of the areas of Oporto city that more suffered with the successive transformations of the last decades, as, to point out, the construction of the new Dragon Stadium, inserted in the Detail Plan of Antas (1999-2003) and the construction of the road junction of Via de Cintura Interna / Antas, which occurred in the 80s of the XX century. This last process resulted in the demolition of the northern half of the Vasques de Mesquita Street and in the southern half only a part where the work is located resisted.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Gabriel

Image Courtesy © Fernando Gabriel

  • Architects: FRANCISCO PORTUGAL E GOMES
  • Project: RESTAURANT + TEA HOUSE
  • Location: Oporto, Portugal
  • Photography: Fernando Gabriel
  • Architecture, Landscape Design and Lighting Design: Francisco Portugal e Gomes
  • Contribution: Fernando Gabriel, architect, Jorge Garcia Pereira, architect
  • Area: 281 m2
  • Costs: 298 000 €
  • Cost /m2: 1060 €/m2
  • Construction: 2007-2009

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Guimarães Learning Center in Portugal by Bruno Camara Architects

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Article source: Bruno Camara Architects

Levitation over the history of Portugal, is the concept of the project that inspires young people of Guimarães in areas such as multimedia and film, increasing experimentation with new technologies integrated in culture, introducing the concept of a learning center Portugal.

Image Courtesy © Bruno Camara Architects

Image Courtesy © Bruno Camara Architects

  • Architects: Bruno Camara Architects
  • Project: Guimarães Learning Center
  • Location: Guimarães, Portugal
  • AREA: 60 sqm
  • Design Team: Bruno Câmara, Luis Ferreira, Pedro Gomes
  • Structure: Isaque Vaz

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Tagus Linear Park in  Póvoa de Santa Iria, Portugal by Topiaris Landscape Architecture

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Article source: Topiaris Landscape Architecture

The Tagus Linear Park combines two different typologies of spaces: A single multifunctional area named ‘PRAIA DOS PESCADORES’ (FISHERMEN’S BEACH), set by the riverside within a former sand deposit, and 6 km of PEDESTRIAN TRAILS associated with dirt roads, waterlines banks (streams and drainage ditches), which converge to Praia dos Pescadores, coming from urban and natural areas. The connection between the ‘beach’ and natural areas is made through a 700m long raised wooden path by which a Bird Observatory built from old pallets can be reached.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

  • Architects: Topiaris Landscape Architecture
  • Project: Tagus Linear Park
  • Location: Â Póvoa de Santa Iria, Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado
  • Area: Â 15 ha
  • Client: Â Municipality of Vila Franca de Xira
  • Completion date:  July 2013
  • Landscape Architecture: Â Topiaris, landscape architecture
  • Authors: Â Luis Ribeiro, Teresa Barão, Catarina Viana
  • Design Team: Ana Lemos, Elsa Calhau, João Oliveira, Rita Salgado, Sara Coelho
  • Architecture: Â Atelier Difusor de Arquitectura
  • Author: Â Olavo Dias
  • Design Team: Â Pedro Santos, Sérgio Marques, António Marciano

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CASA VARATOJO in Torres Vedras, Portugal by Atelier Data

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Article source: Atelier Data

The Varatojo House is placed on a Hill, east from the city of Torres Vedras, Portugal.

Set in a polygonal configuration plot and given its sun exposure (predominantly North/South) and also its main Northern wind direction, the design strategy began by considering the following issues:

Promoting relationship between building and landscape, taking advantage of the place’s overlooking position over the city, castle and surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Richard John Seymour

Image Courtesy © Richard John Seymour

  • Architects: Atelier Data
  • Project: CASA VARATOJO
  • Location: Torres Vedras, Portugal
  • Photography: Richard John Seymour
  • ARCHITECTS IN CHARGE: Filipe Vogt Rodrigues, Inês Maia Vicente, Marta Mateus Frazão,
  • DESIGN TEAM: Filipe Rodrigues, Inês Vicente, Marta Frazão, André Almeida, António Cotrim,
  • AREA: 380 sqm
  • YEAR: 2013
  • LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: Susana Maria Rodrigues, António Bettencourt
  • STRUCTURE: Emanuel Correia.

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House in Sobral, Portugal by Nelson Resende Arquitecto

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Article source: Nelson Resende Arquitecto

The construction area, occupied before with a house, several support structures, a porch and a upland, keeps an old wall, made of stone, that subdivides it in two platforms, being one of them perfectly on level, in the interior of the field, and being the other one ramped into the street.

Image Courtesy © FG + SG, Fotografia de Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © FG + SG, Fotografia de Arquitectura

  • Architects: Nelson Resende Arquitecto
  • Project: House in Sobral
  • Location: Sobral, Portugal
  • Photography: FG + SG, Fotografia de Arquitectura
  • Project date: 2006/2007
  • Construction date: 2008/2011
  • Client: private
  • Exterior design: Nelson Resende, Architect
  • Structures: Miguel Pinho, Civil Engineer
  • Infrastructures: Miguel Pinho, Engineer
  • Electrical Infrastructures: António Amorim, Electrical Engineer
  • Construction: Several builders
  • Construction área: 238.00 m2
  • Levels: 1 level

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Tapestry Museum in Arraiolos, Portugal by CVDB Arquitectos

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Article source: CVDB Arquitectos

The Tapestry Museum in Arraiolos occupies an existent building that once was Espírito Santo Hospital. The building is located in the main square of Arraiolos (Lima de Brito Square), a small town in Alentejo, Portugal. This public space streamlines the town’s social and cultural life. It gathers the Municipality and some commercial services. The Tapestry Museum contributes to consolidate the character of the square as qualified public space, in the urban tissue of Arraiolos.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

  • Architects: CVDB Arquitectos
  • Project: Tapestry Museum
  • Location: Arraiolos, Portugal
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architect In Charge: Cristina Veríssimo, Diogo Burnay, Tiago Filipe Santos
  • DESIGN TEAM: Joana Barrelas, Rodolfo Reis, Ariadna Nieto, Ângelo Branquinho, Hugo Nascimento, Inês Carrapiço, José Maria Lavena, Laura Palma e Miguel Travesso.
  • STRUCTURE, FOUNDATION ANS AND SERVICES: AFA Consult
  • LANDSCAPE DESIGN: F&C Arquitectura Paisagista
  • REHABILITATION CONSULTANT: Prof. Arq. José Aguiar
  • CLIENT: Câmara Municipal de Arraiolos 
  • TOTAL COST: 1.000.000,00 €
  • GROSS AREA: 1.200,00 m²

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Ponte de Lima Municipal Market in Portugal by Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Article source: Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

When Ponte de Lima Municipal Market was built in 1927 it was the cause of public discussions concerning the pros and cons of its location, although no negative remarks seem to have been made about its elegant design.

70 years later we can still see its somewhat domineering relationship, from the height of its granite base, with the city centre and the avenue of plane trees.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

  • Architects: Guedes Cruz Arquitectos
  • Project: Ponte de Lima Municipal Market
  • Location: Portugal
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra
  • Client: City Hall of Ponte de Lima
  • Project Time: 1998/2002
  • Design Team: Guedes Cruz Arquitectos                 
  • Structural Engineering: Proença e Neves
  • Landscape Architecture: Guedes Cruz Arquitectos
  • Main Firm: Teixeira Duarte, SA
  • Total Floor Area: 4998m2
  • Approximate Cost: euro  5000,000

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Apartment Refurbishment in Lisbon, Portugal by Henrique Barros-Gomes

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Article source: Henrique Barros-Gomes

Complete refurbishment of a late 60´s apartment in Lisbon.

Facing 3 streets, the apartment has great sun exposure and nice views to the surrounding areas. However, its original condition showed a very spacious, but also poorly divided and unbalanced interior, with many partitions, resulting in a needlessly intricate and dark plan. Social and private areas arrangement did not make much sense either – It was felt from the first moment that the house would gain if its organization was completely reversed. Nevertheless, it was a solid construction with a generous ceiling height, and great potential for intervention.

Image Courtesy © Henrique Barros-Gomes

Image Courtesy © Henrique Barros-Gomes

  • Architects: Henrique Barros-Gomes
  • Project: Apartment Refurbishment
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: Henrique Barros-Gomes
  • Software used: CAD software
  • Date of project: 2013
  • Date of completion: 2013
  • Status: Built
  • Built Area: 210m2
  • Construction: A Renovadora

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