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Terraços De Cascais in Cascaes, Portugal by Humberto Conde

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Article source: Humberto Conde

This project is characterized mainly by its peculiar volumetric development. It’s articulated in step horizontal boards, following this way the terrain morphology.Composed by four housing blocks, the whole set is articulated by two vertical access volumes, without windows, ripped only on the contact with the floor and on the rooftop for zenithal lighting.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG) 

  • Architects: Humberto Conde
  • Project: Terraços De Cascais
  • Location: Cascaes, Portugal
  • Type of the Project: Housing building.
  • Architect in Charge: Humberto Conde
  • Collaborators: Paulo Figueiredo , Helena Ramos , Leopoldo Calhau , Filipe Ramalho, Joana Catarré
  • Structures: Pedro Novais, Eng.
  • Lanscape Architecture: Nuno Viterbo
  • Promotor: Cereja & Associados, Soc. Construções Lda
  • Construction Management: Cereja & Associados, Soc. Construções Lda
  • Technical Direction: Pedro Soares, Eng. and Dário Cereja, Téc
  • Construction period: 2005-2009
  • Project Area: 3055,89 m²

FoFoFo in Porto, Portugal by Alexandre loureiro

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Article source: Alexandre loureiro

I’m a Portuguese architect and last December i was awarded the 1st prize Work In Progress competition at the Project CASA’12 event in Porto, Portugal, with the project FoFoFo commissioned by FORBO FLOORING.FoFoFo (stands for Folfing Forbo Folie) is a small stand for a Linoleum producer company – FORBO FLOORING – with the objective to promoted the characteristics of their product (linoleum in this case). The natural material (linoleum) is cutted into 22m long stripes to assure a continuous and voluptuous 3 dimensional pattern that is to be hanged on both walls and ceiling of the MDF structure. The simple joinery of the structure requires no glues, screws or nails due to process of using CNC of the parts (could be interesting to send photos of the assembly process).

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Platform Zero in Porto, Portugal by A2OFFICE

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Article source: A2OFFICE

A small space with just over 20m ² was the site for the deployment of this kiosk in the Casa da Música Metro Station in the city of Porto, Portugal. This project was based on the idea of “pause”. Pause between commuting routes (home-work-home, home-school-home, etc.) where one color dominates: the yellow. As in the trilogy of chromatic lights os the semaphores, symbolizes a moment of pause, is among the movement and stopping.

Image Courtesy © Alexandra Marques 

  • Architects: A2OFFICE
  • Project: Platform Zero
  • Location: Casa da Música Metro Station, Porto, Portugal
  • Photography: Alexandra Marques
  • Architecture and Coordination: Alberto Dias Ribeiro
  • Year: 2012-13
  • Client: Plataforma Zero, Lda.
  • Construction: Retorvila Construções, Lda.
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup and Photoshop

Bo Zen Bar in Braga by Central Arquitectos

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Article source: Central Arquitectos

The project explores the creation of a noble and refined place with a strong oriental inspiration.A mixture of noble materials such as marble, wood and gilt metal combined with a palette of warm colors and textured fabrics offers a cozy and comfortable ambient.The design of the ceiling comes from a reinterpretation of an oriental motif, standardized by a module that materializes a delicate mesh strongly emphasized by indirect lighting application.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

  • Architects: Central Arquitectos
  • Project: Bo Zen Bar
  • Location: Av. D. João II, Braga – Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography
  • Client: Bô Zen
  • Finished: 2012
  • Area: 465 sqm
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, 3d Studio Max & Photoshop (3d images to present to the client),

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Estoril 153 in Portugal by Humberto Conde Arq.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Humberto Conde  Arq.

The Project of “Estoril 153” intends to solve the difference of levels between two streets. This is done with the creation of a services ground floor where two housing volumes settle. The volume A, with 5 levels, ensures the west urban front of the Mello e Sousa street. It´s turned to the sea and that explains the multiplous terraces it has as well as its grey color that is inspired on the foggy days sky common of this coast areas. This color is also the color of the predominant stone – “azulino de cascais”.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG) 

  • Architects: Humberto Conde  Arq.
  • Project: Estoril 153
  • Location: Av. Aida 153, Estoril, Portugal.
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)
  • Type of the Project: Housing and services building.
  • Architect in Charge: Humberto Conde  
  • Collaborators: Paulo Figueiredo , Helena Ramos , Leopoldo Calhau , Filipe Ramalho
  • Structures: Oliveira Rodrigues – Remode
  • Lanscape Architecture: Teresa Rego
  • Promotor: PARK URBANO
  • Construction Management: URBECASTE
  • Construction period: 2001-2006
  • Project Area: 5186,00 m²
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Garden in Comporta, Portugal by Topiaris Arquitectura

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Article source: Topiaris Arquitectura

The garden is located on the southwest coast of Portugal, in Herdade da Comporta, Alentejo, which is an outstanding and diverse landscape mosaic with high ecological and cultural value. It is worth mentioning the dune system with psammophilous pioneer vegetation, as well as maritime and umbrella pine woods. This mosaic is complemented by agricultural areas in the lower alluvial soils with large ranges of rice fields. The plot area is 3000m2, and the morphology of the land is very smooth and low sloped.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado – Architectural Photography 

  • Architects: Topiaris Arquitectura
  • Project: Garden in Comporta
  • Location: Herdade da Comporta, Alcácer do Sal, Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado – Architectural Photography
  • Plot Area: 3000m2
  • Conclusion: 2010
  • Landscape Architecture: Topiaris, Landscape architecture, Teresa Barão (landscape architect, coordinator), Rita Salgado (landscape architect, collaborator)
  • Architecture: Gonçalo Salazar de Sousa, Architects
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Dental Clinic in Oporto, Portugal by Paulo Merlini

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Article source: Paulo Merlini

The uncommon form, narrowness, vertical amplitude of the space and the two big glass façades placed on the main and back façade defined mainly the organization of the spaces. The reception and waiting room it’s characterized by a big white box that floats in the air playing with the vertical amplitude of the space. The interior of the box mimetizes the idea of being under a roof, giving the user a familiar sensation of comfort, and helping I’m to calm down before the treatment.  From the “roof” a series of lamps float in the air, filling the space with light.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado 

  • Architects: Paulo Merlini
  • Project: Dental Clinic in Oporto
  • Location: Oporto, Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado – Architectural Photography
  • Software used: AutoCAD

JL House in Braga, Portugal by Arquitetura.501

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Article source: Arquitetura.501

Located in a small village near Vila Nova de Famalicão city, the “J.L House.” organizes itself from two functional volumes – the social and the private ones. The design in L shape overcomes from its functional program , the framework with the surrounding landscape and most of all the excellent solar orientation.

Image Courtesy Arquitetura.501 

  • Architects: Arquitetura.501
  • Project: JL House
  • Location: Vila Nova de Famalicão, Braga, Portugal
  • Area of land: 1014 sqm
  • Construction area: 323 sqm
  • Year of construction: 2012
  • Architecture Team: Hernâni Sá, Cristina Oliveira
  • Engeneering: Traço de Concepção, Lda
  • Constructor: Albersil, Lda
  • Photography: Arquitetura.501

Cabeço do Resto House in Madeira, Portugal by MSB Arquitectos

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Article source: MSB Arquitectos

The ground seems inappropriate for the building. With a very steep slope, which extends from south to north, the first impact is the extreme difficulty for the implementation of a house. the project provides an initial response to this setback, refusing to shape the land with retaining walls, and taking advantage of the slope to \”drop\” the program of the house and dividing the volume in two separate platforms, connected with a vertical element that binds these two moments.

Image Courtesy MSB Arquitectos 

  • Architects: MSB Arquitectos
  • Project: Cabeço do Resto House
  • Location: Santana, Madeira, Portugal
  • Collaborators: Miguel Malaguerra, Susana Jesus, Bruno Martins, Hugo Aires
  • Area: 238 m2
  • Year: 2011
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Banking Branch in Leiria, Portugal by 2L Atelier Arquitectos

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Article source: 2L Atelier Arquitectos

With the purpose in re-qualifying an old building belonging to a derelict industrial area, this project proposes a new concept for a banking branch by presenting an innovative attendance desk design that leads to a new and fresh appearance, language and workplace blueprint, without losing the institution’s identity. This new image needs to be cohesive, simple in its form, identifiable from other institution’s branches, communicative and friendly.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography 

  • Architects: 2L Atelier Arquitectos
  • Project: Banking Branch in Leiria
  • Location: Leiria, Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography
  • Architect: eduardo rodrigues
  • Collaborators :carlos lagoa
  • Engineering: id2p, engenharia lda.
  • Client: Caixa de Credito de Leiria
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
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