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Paredes School Center in Portugal by Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes (designed using Autodesk Revit)

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Article source: Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes

This project is a two-storey school center that arises as a rehabilitation of a pre-existing structure, which is expanded in order to meet the needs and programmatic space, with the addition of three volumes.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Nelson Garrido)

  • Architect: Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes
  • Name of Project: Paredes School Center
  • Location: Paredes, Portugal
  • Project: 2008/2011
  • Client: Paredes City Council
  • Photography: Nelson Garrido
  • Software used: Revit


Quinta Do Vallado Winery in Peso da Régua, Portugal by Francisco Vieira de Campos

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Article source: Francisco Vieira de Campos

In a landscape as unique and astonishing as Douro, any intervention must be very precise. That’s why the first challenge was to underline the distinctive identity of the project while carefully respecting the landscape. Each gesture had to be incisive, adapting itself to the given programme while conquering an expressiveness that could value both the built complex and the surrounding landscape. The expansion project for Quinta do Vallado included two areas of intervention – production and leisure – and a supplemental challenge: to maintain and to integrate the per-existing buildings in a new complex with a clearly contemporary vocabulary. The unification of all these purposes needed great technical precision and resulted in great simplicity, both in the use of material and in the creation of forms. This assured minimal impact to the landscape but the same economy of means was used to create very seductive spaces. Seduction of the visitor was always part of the game.

Overall view of the winery (Image Courtesy Alberto Plácido 2010)

  • Architects: Francisco Vieira de Campos, Guedes + DeCampos
  • Project: Quinta Do Vallado Winery
  • Location: Peso da Régua, Portugal
  • CLIENT: Quinta do Vallado, Sociedade Agrícola, Lda
  • AUTHOR: Francisco Vieira de Campos
  • COORDINATOR: Francisco Vieira de Campos
  • PROJECT TEAM: Mariana Sendas, Cristina Maximino, Inês Mesquita, Luís Campos, Adalgisa Lopes, Francisco Lencastre, Joana Miguel, Tiago Souto e Castro, Ana Leite Fernandes, João Pontes, Miguel Brochado
  • Software used: AutoCAD


HDM House in Lisbon, Portugal by Sara Antunes Mário Ferreira Arquitectos (designed using AutoCAD and Revit)

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Article source: Sara Antunes Mário Ferreira Arquitectos

This house is located in a privileged area of Lisbon, at the southern end of a row of houses. This neighbourhood, built in the 1950’s by the state as social housing, in a “nationalistic” style, has a homogenous character, with the repetition of a type with slight variations, and cohesive public space, which promotes a strong sense of community that, is so hard to find in the more fragmented contemporary city.

Image Courtesy Daniel Malhão (DMF Lisboa)

  • Architects: Sara Antunes Mário Ferreira Arquitectos
  • Project: HDM House
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Architect Design: Mário Ferreira
  • Plot area: 462m2
  • Construction area: 484m2
  • Construction: 2010
  • Collaborator: Ana Xavier
  • Photography: © Daniel Malhão (DMF Lisboa)
  • Software used: Autocad and Revit


School of Music of the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, Portugal by João Luís Carrilho da Graça, architect

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Article source: João Luís Carrilho da Graça, architect

When I first started working on this project I happened to be visiting Eero Saarinen’s School of Music in Ann Harbor. Even though the building is interesting, it struck me as odd that no music could be heard in the passageways, not even in the common spaces. At about the same time I watched a documentary about the Music Conservatory in Santiago de Cuba, it was an old colonial house filled with people, joy and music. For this project, I wanted to push to the limits the possibility of acoustic excellence – and also the seclusion and soundproofing of every space, as well as convey the conviviality and extroversion particular to certain musical practices.

Exterior View

  • Architect: João Luís Carrilho da Graça, architect
  • Name of Project: School of Music of the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Period: 2005-2008
  • Area: 16 900 m2
  • Cost: 12 500 000.00 €
  • Client: Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa


House in Juso, Portugal by ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Article source: ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva

In the concept for this small house in the vicinity of Aldeia de Juso, the tiniest area of flat land and the house’ s, as well as the high density of the new houses yet to be built in the surroundings, forcibly draw us to some sort of “obsession” about the possibilities of dilating space.

Images Courtesy Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

  • Architecture: ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva – Nuno Mateus e José Mateus c/ Stefano Riva
  • Name of Project: House in Juso
  • Location: Juso, Portugal
  • Project-construction: 2008-2011
  • Landscape Architecture: Sara Machado
  • Engineerings: Marco Caixa, António Paiva, Fernandes, Miguel Marques
  • Contractor: Gardenblok Construções Lda.
  • Area: 170 m2
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG, ARX Portugal


Private House in Barcelos, Portugal by Rui Grazina

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Article source: Rui Grazina

The plot has an area of 3300 sqm, part of which located in a green protection area. The house has 300 sqm of total area, and a gross building area of 290 sqm. The house footprint is designed based on the articulation between the existing alignments and the new proposed access road, which enables both car and foot access. Given the context, our objective was to turn the living spaces to east, considering this is where the most interesting visual points are, and to make rooms face south due to the quality of sun exposure, privacy and relationship with the existing topography.

Image Courtesy Nelson Garrido

  • Architects: Rui Grazina
  • Project: Private House
  • Location: Barcelos, Portugal
  • Year: 2008/2011
  • Place: Cambeses, Barcelos, Portugal
  • Area: 300 sqm total area; 290 sqm gross building area; 3300 sqm total plot area
  • Photo credits: Nelson Garrido
  • Construction: Engiaço Construções Técnicas, Braga



Renovation And Extension Of The German School in Lisbon, Portugal by João Luís Carrilho da Graça (Designed using ArchiCAD)

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Article source: João Luís Carrilho da Graça


When the German School of Lisbon was first built in 1961, architectural practice in Portugal was divided into Estado Novo architecture and a growing resistance to it, resulting from the 1st National Congress of Architecture in 1948, the creation of the Modern Architects Organization that same year, and the publication of the Popular Architecture Survey that took place between 1955 and 1961.

Night View (Images Courtesy fg+sg)

  • ARCHITECT: João Luís Carrilho da Graça
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Renovation And Extension Of The German School in Lisbon
  • LOCATION: Lisbon, Portugal
  • CLIENT: Escola Alemã de Lisboa
  • TEAMWORK: Francisco Freire, Paulo Costa, Joanna Malitski, Vera Schmidberger, Paula Miranda, Marcos Roque, Raquel Morais, Luis Cordeiro, Vanessa Pimenta, architect; Nuno Pinto, drawing.
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: AFA consultores de engenharia, Rodrigo Castro, engineer
  • PHOTO CREDIT: fg+sg and JLCG
  • Software used: ArchiCAD


Frozen Trees in Lisbon, Portugal by Like Architects

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Article source: Like Architects

“FROZEN TREES” is a temporary installation for Christmas lighting in D. Pedro IV square in Lisbon. It builds an illuminated, frozen and fractal Christmas landscape that affects and alters the path of passers by.

Thirty cylinders – structured, self-sufficient streetlights – are placed throughout the square, drawing a new landscape and context and inviting the visitors to new spatial experiences.

Image Courtesy Dinis Sottomayor

  • Architects: Like Architects / Diogo Aguiar + Teresa Otto
  • Project: Frozen Trees – Ephemeral Installation for the Christmas Lighting of the Square D. Pedro IV
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Client: Câmara Municipal de Lisboa (, MUDE – Museu do Design e da Moda (
  • Construction: OutrosMercadus
  • Photography: FG+SG Fotografia de arquitectura | Architecture photography, Dinis Sottomayor


Casa dos Cubos in Tomar, Portugal by EMBAIXADA arquitectura

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Article source: EMBAIXADA arquitectura

Since the last decade of the xx century, it has been usual, especially in the old Europe, the commission of projects demanding the conservation, renovation and conversion of constructions from a recent and distant past and from the most diverse typologies, and cultural matrices – This Interior architecture often becomes a field of experimentation for architectural ideas and one of the most challenging themes of the contemporary city. Not only because of urban conditions but also because of historical, social and political demands.

Image Courtesy DMF

  • Architects: EMBAIXADA arquitectura
  • Project: Casa dos Cubos
  • Location: Tomar, Emio, Portugal
  • Team: Albuquerque Goinhas, Augusto Marcelino, Cristina Mendonça, Luis Baptista, Nuno Griff, Pedro Patrício, Sofia Antunes
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: Pedro Fragoso Viegas (Civil Engineer)
  • SEWAGE AND WATER ENGINEERING: Rui F. Mendonça (Civil Engineer)
  • ELECTRICAL AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING: Augusto Luis Marcelino (Electrical Engineer)
  • MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: Luís Andrade (Mechanical Engineer) HEATING AND ACOUSTICAL STUDY Nuno F. Oliveira, Miguel P. Freire (Civil Engineers)
  • FIRE CONSULTING: Ana Salomé (Civil Engineer)


Polikatoikea in Oporto, Portugal by Filipe Magalhaes and Ana Luisa Soares

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Article source: Filipe Magalhaes and Ana Luisa Soares

‘Polikatoikea’ seeks a compromise between a greek rule (polikatoika) and a swedish philosophy (ikea). The project is an (almost) politic move that seeks the densification of the city through a low-cost construction targeting a young and unattached client. (On a conceptual level) the project attempts to provide an idea that fights the ‘desertification’ where, in face of an unstable economic conjecture, the low cost appears as a possible (and affordable) solution. Architect: Filipe Magalhaes and Ana Luisa Soares.


  • Architect: Filipe Magalhaes and Ana Luisa Soares
  • Name of Project: Polikatoikea
  • Location: Oporto, Portugal
  • Competition: Open ideas competition (1st prize)
  • Organizers: Origami architectural competitions
  • Dates: November 2011 / January 2012


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