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Oh Porto Apartments in Portugal by Nuno Melo Sousa + Hugo Ferreira

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Article source: Nuno Melo Sousa + Hugo Ferreira

This was our first commission together and with such a challenging site. A privileged place in its relationship with the D.Luís I bridge facing Porto´s Ribeira, in a unique landscape that leads us where the Douro crosses the horizon.

Image Courtesy © Nuno Melo Sousa + Hugo Ferreira

Image Courtesy © Nuno Melo Sousa + Hugo Ferreira

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Tree of Life Chapel in Braga, Portugal by Cerejeira Fontes Arquitectos

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Article source: Cerejeira Fontes Arquitectos

The object, the chapel, is a handmade wooden box construction inside a huge18th century stone building, the Seminary of St. Tiago, in the center of Braga, Portugal. Into the renovated two levels space that encloses the Chapel comes some daylight that is very controlled and delicately used by the architects. The space around the chapel is quite dark, so the object appears transparent. The natural light is filtered through its walls, made by thin, horizontal, wooden bars, and gives the architectural body a luminous appearance.

Image Courtesy © José Forte

Image Courtesy © José Forte

  • Architects: Cerejeira Fontes Arquitectos
  • Project: Tree of Life Chapel
  • Location: Braga, Portugal
  • Photography: José Forte and Asbjørn Andresen
  • Software used: REVIT (autodesk)
  • Design Team: António Jorge Fontes, André Fontes, Asbjörn Andresen, Joaquim Carvalho(civil engineer)
  • Area: 38 m2
  • Project year: 2010
  • Construction year: 2010
  • Finished year: 2010
  • Inogorated: October 20, 2011

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Lisbon Aquarium New Extension in Portugal by Campos Costa Arquitetos

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Article source: Campos Costa Arquitetos

The extension of the Lisbon Oceanarium is a complex challenge. It beholds an intervention in a consolidated and dynamic public space. One of the aims is to bring together the relationship between the existing Building, that has a strong presence in the architectural imaginary of the Lisbon citizens, a space currently being qualified as an Architectural heritage.

Image Courtesy © Campos Costa Arquitetos

Image Courtesy © Campos Costa Arquitetos

  • Architects: Campos Costa Arquitetos
  • Project: Lisbon Aquarium New Extension
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Coordinator: Pedro Campos Costa
  • Concept: Pedro Campos Costa, Marta Onofre, Ivan Teixeira, Ana Mendes
  • Execution: Pedro Campos Costa, Duarte Santo, Mário Ferreira, Francisco Lemos, Marta Onofre, Alessia Allegri e Daniela Figueiredo
  • Main material:  ceramics facade
  • Building area:  3800 m2

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“House in Caselas” in Lisboa, Portugal by phdd arquitectos

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Article source: phdd arquitectos

The neighborhood of Caselas, Lisbon, was built in 1949 and designed by architect Antonio Couto Martins.

With a regular and orthogonal organization this neighborhood is characterized by the adaptation of its urban fabric to some pre-existing elements, such as the Church, which served as a reference to its main axes.

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

 

  • Architects: phdd arquitectos
  • Project: House in Caselas
  • Location: Lisboa, Portugal
  • Photography: Francisco Nogueira
  • Area: 150m2
  • Project Year: 2015

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Sotheby’s in Carvoeiro, Portugal by CORREIA/RAGAZZI ARQUITECTOS

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Article source: CORREIA/RAGAZZI ARQUITECTOS

The new Sotheby’s Real Estate Headquarters at Carvoeiro, Algarve, is on an existent building characterized by both local and traditional construction technics as well as materials. In order to save and recuperate the building having in mind the new program, we have decided to conduct some internal demolitions as the building was not well preserved. Said demolitions, at a spatial configuration level, will allow to recover the building and make the necessary adjustments to the contemporary needs, mainly in terms of energy efficiency.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG - ÚLTIMAS REPORTAGENS

Image Courtesy © FG+SG – ÚLTIMAS REPORTAGENS

  • Architects: CORREIA/RAGAZZI ARQUITECTOS
  • Project: Sotheby’s
  • Location: Carvoeiro, Portugal
  • Photography: FG+SG – ÚLTIMAS REPORTAGENS
  • Promotor: Sotheby’s Real Estate
  • Collaborators: Francisco Tavares Ascensão, Juliano Ribas Silva, Rita Breda
  • Structure Ans Foundation Engineering: ALCEPI Engenharia
  • Hidraulic Engineering: ALCEPI Engenharia
  • Technical Facilities Engineering: Lusoclima
  • Electrical Engineering: Acácio Cerqueira Gabinete de Projectos
  • Constrution Area: 255 m2
  • Site Area: 150 m2
  • Project: 2014
  • Year Of The Conclusion: 2016

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E. Conde da Carreira in Viana do Castelo, Portugal by Valdemar Coutinho Arquitectos

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Article source: Valdemar Coutinho Arquitectos 

The program is based on the recovery of the existing building for two apartment and a large commercial / services space.

The building, with an area of deployment of 315m2 consists of ground floor and two floors.

Image Courtesy © V. Santos

Image Courtesy © V. Santos

  • Architects: Valdemar Coutinho Arquitectos
  • Project: E. Conde da Carreira
  • Location: Viana do Castelo, Portugal
  • Photography: V. Santos
  • Areage(m2): 564m2
  • Complete time: 2016

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Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre in Azores, Portugal by Menos é Mais Arquitectos Associados, Lda. and João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto Lda.

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Article source: João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto Lda.

The Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre seeks to unite the different scales and times of its parts.

It is a transdisciplinary project whose mission is to disseminate, create and produce emerging culture: a space of exchange and interface for people, knowledge and events.

Image Courtesy © José Campos

Image Courtesy © José Campos

  • Architects: Menos é Mais Arquitectos Associados, Lda. and João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto Lda.
  • Project: Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre
  • Location: Ribeira Grande, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal
  • Photography: José Campos
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Regional Directorate of Culture (DRaC) of the Regional Government of the Azores
  • Authors: Francisco Vieira de Campos, Cristina Guedes, João Mendes Ribeiro
  • Project Managers: Adalgisa Lopes, Jorge Teixeira Dias, Inês Mesquita, Filipe Catarino
  • Project Team (Menos é Mais Arquitectos Associados, Lda.): Cristina Maximino, João Pontes, Luís Campos, Ana Leite Fernandes, Mariana Sendas, Pedro Costa, Inês Ferreira, João Fernandes
  • Project Team (João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto, Lda.): Catarina Fortuna, Ana Cerqueira, Ana Rita Martins, António Ferreira da Silva, Cláudia Santos, Joana Figueiredo, João Branco
  • Structural Engineer: Hipólito Sousa, Jerónimo Botelho, Pedro Pinto (SOPSEC,SA)
  • Hydraulic Installations: Diogo Leite, Filipe Freitas, Jorge Rocha (SOPSEC,SA)
  • Electrical Installations: Raul Serafim, Hélder Ferreira (Raul Serafim & Associados, Lda)
  • Constructor: Consórcio Somague, Marques S.A. e Tecnovia
  • Supervising: Pedro Câmara (Eng. Tavares Vieira, Lda.)
  • Area: 12.914 m² (9.736 m² buildings + 3.178 m² exterior arrangement)
  • Project: 2007-2010
  • Construction: 2011- 2014

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Nadir Afonso Art Museum in Chaves, Portugal by Alvaro Siza Vieira

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Article source: Alvaro Siza Vieira 

The Nadir Afonso Foundation, built in the city of Chaves, in a terrain located on the right bank of the Tâmega river, had its detailed planning elaborated within the ambit of the Polis programme.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

  • Architects: Alvaro Siza Vieira
  • Project: Nadir Afonso Art Museum
  • Location: Chaves, Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado
  • Coordinator Architect (Construction): Álvaro Fonseca
  • Coordinator Architect (Executive Project): Paulo Teodósio
  • Collaborator (Executive Project): Lola Bataller Alberola
  • Licensing Project: José Carlos Oliveira
  • Coordinator Architects (Preliminary Study): Avelino Silva, Tatiana Berger
  • Collaborators (Preliminary Study): Álvaro Fonseca, Marco Rampulla, Kenji Araya, Rita Amaral
  • Structures: GOP, Lda – Eng.º Jorge Nunes da Silva, Eng. Filipa Abreu
  • Electricity and Safety Project: GOP, Lda – Eng.º Alexandre Martins (GPIC, Lda)

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Barroca Museum in Mora, Portugal by DC.AD

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Article source: DC.AD 

Design of the architectural project for the Barroca Museum began in 2014 and featured as its core premise the reorganisation of a building located on the Barroca Estate just outside the Portuguese town of Mora.

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

  • Architects: DC.AD
  • Project: Barroca Museum
  • Location: Mora, Portugal
  • Photography: Francisco Nogueira
  • Client: Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Mora
  • Authors: Duarte Caldas
  • Contractor: JVC
  • Graphic Design: Love ST. Studio
  • Completion: May 2016

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Quinta do Carvalheiro in São Francisco da Serra, Portugal by GSMM architetti

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: GSMM architetti 

Located in the Serra de Grandola, the plot is characterized by cork oaks and pines forest that dominates the accentuated slope of the landscape on a promontory facing west.

The settlement of the new construction is strictly related to the topography and the surrounding landscape. The compact shape that characterizes the house, aims to limit human intervention in the uncontaminated area. The spaces are organized in a single floor around a square patio that through transparent surfaces and lodges opens to the landscape.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra / FG+SG

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra / FG+SG

  • Architects: GSMM architetti (Giorgio Santagostino, Monica Margarido)
  • Project: Quinta do Carvalheiro 
  • Location: São Francisco da Serra, Portugal
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra / FG+SG
  • Design Team: Olga Chiaramonte
  • Local architects: Marco Braizinha, Stefano Riva
  • Engineering design: Fungi steel, Raúl Bizarro
  • Schedule: Project 2009 – Realization 2012

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