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Bottles Congress in Braga, Portugal by Tiago do Vale Arquitectos

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Article source: Tiago do Vale Arquitectos

The “Bottles Congress” project came as an answer to the very particular challenges presented by a wine and spirits store in unique circumstances.

Located in the outskirts of the city of Braga, in northern Portugal, next to Minho’s University, the client required a system to display over a thousand different wine and spirits bottles, designed in a modular fashion and capable of being adapted to different locations.

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

  • Architects: Tiago do Vale Arquitectos
  • Project: Bottles Congress
  • Location: Braga, Portugal
  • Photography: João Morgado
  • Client: Pedro Araújo, Congresso das Garrafas
  • Construction:  Acrescentar / Sá Taqueiro
  • Construction Area: 144 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Construction Year: 2014


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


Projecto Homem in Braga, Portugal by Cerejeira Fontes Architects

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Article source: Cerejeira Fontes Architects 

On the  highest  point  in  the  city  of  Braga the  different temporal  strata of the city can be seen. This is the location to construct the building, connected to this visual memory. The connection  of the present occurs in the courtyards of the building, the location of social activity at the center, the repetition extends into the city’s areas of activities. These connections are registered non-explicitly in the subtraction of masses form the construction  of the building, extending it to the city squares, main streets, buildings and landscape. There is a formal  and social relationship  between  the city and the  building.  A project  for  the  rehabilitating people with  problems  with  substance abuse assumes the  same fragmented   relationship   of  city  life  at  your  feet.  The organization  of  the  architectural   elements, regardless  of the   different   functions   that   compose  the   program,   it provides a formal response for each individual space and is revealed as a tool to transforming it into a piece of the city. The building  consists of  two  platforms  which  fall  within several   blocks   seemingly   independent,  creating   two courtyards:  one facing the  city and the  other  an interior courtyard.

Image Courtesy © Frederico Martins

Image Courtesy © Frederico Martins

  • Architects: Cerejeira Fontes Architects
  • Project: Projecto Homem
  • Location: Monte Picoto, Braga, Portugal
  • Photography: Frederico Martins and Santo Eduardo di Miceli
  • Software used: AutoCad
  • Client: Centro de Solidariedade de Braga
  • Construction company: João Fernandes da Silva, S.A.
  • Authores: Arq. André de Moura Leitão Cerejeira Fontes, Arq. António Jorge de Moura Leitão Cerejeira Fontes
  • Colaboratores: Arq. António Leitão Dias, Arq. Nuno Miguel Lima da Cruz, Arq. José Pedro da Silva Moreira Pereira Fernandes, Arq. Sónia Cristina Oliveira da Rocha Gonçalves, Arq. Nuno Alexandre da Costa Rebelo, Bruno Miguel da Silva Marques, Dr. Tiago de Moura Leitão Cerejeira Fontes
  • Structural: Eng. Joaquim António Barros
  • Eletrical: Eng. Luís O. de Carvalho
  • Cost of constrution: 1.039.035,92€
  • Cost/m2: 598,56€
  • Construction areas: 1.735,90 m2
  • Volume of construction: 5.207,70 m3
  • Construction ended: July 2004


Rehabilitation of an apartment in Braga, Portugal by CORREIA/RAGAZZI ARQUITECTOS

Thursday, December 18th, 2014


The Project intended to remodel two apartments and unite them in order to create a duplex apartment, which best meets the needs of the family.

Image Courtesy © Luis Ferreira Alves

Image Courtesy © Luis Ferreira Alves

  • Project: Rehabilitation of an apartment
  • Location: Braga, Portugal
  • Photography: Luis Ferreira Alves
  • SITE AREA: 200m2
  • ENTREPRENEUR: António Alves
  • COLLABORATORS: Ana Lúcia Monteiro, Diogo Nogueira, Francesca Gramegna, Hugo Natário, Rita Breda
  • PROJECT Date: 2011


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

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Article source: Tiago do Vale Architects


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
  • Location: Sé, Braga, Portugal
  • Photography: João Morgado
  • CONSTRUCTION: Constantino & Costa
  • PROJECT YEAR: 2012
  • SITE AREA: 60 m2

GNRation in Braga, Portugal by Atelier Carvalho Araújo

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Article source: Atelier Carvalho Araújo

The intervention in the former building of the GNR (military police) brings together all the concept of dynamism of Braga European Youth Capital 2012. The project uses the concept of occupation as motif. The occupation by man and nature. It explores the boundary between an abandoned existing structure and a new invasor construction who takes over the space. A space in constant regeneration, rather than a final object.

Image Courtesy © Hugo Carvalho Araújo

  • Architects: Atelier Carvalho Araújo
  • Project: GNRation
  • Location: Braga, Portugal
  • Photography: Hugo Carvalho Araújo
  • Team: José Manuel Carvalho Araújo, Joel Moniz, Pedro Mendes, Filipa Casaca, André Torres, Leandro Silva, Ana Vilar, Sandra Ferreira, José João Santos, Carlos Vinagre
  • Client: Município de Braga
  • Date: 2011 – 2013
  • Latitude: 41° 33′ 10.6266″ N
  • Longitude: 8° 25′ 34.446″ W
  • Software used: AutoDesk – Revit, AutoCAD, 3Ds Max

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),


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

House in Brito, Braga and Guimarães by Topos – Atelier de Arquitectura. Lda

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Article source: Jean Pierre Porcher, Margarida Oliveira, Albino Freitas

Located between the city of Braga and Guimarães, the house finds itself in a large sloping terrain, part of a valley still partly preserved from residential areas. To the west, a line of water irrigates a thicket of «tiers pay-sage» and sustains on the other side a lush forest of eucalyptus trees. On this side, the cultivated fields, the ruins of a farm frozen in time, waiting to be rehabilitated. Foreseen was the unfolding of quiet lives in harmony with nature.

Image Courtesy Topos - Atelier de Arquitectura. Lda.


  • Architects: Topos – Atelier de Arquitectura. Lda.
  • Project: House in Brito
  • Location: Brito, Braga and Guimarães
  • Architect: Jean Pierre Porcher, Margarida Oliveira, Albino Freitas
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Image Courtesy Topos - Atelier de Arquitectura. Lda.


Externato Carvalho Araújo in Braga, Portugal by J M Carvalho Araújo Arquitectura e Design

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Article source: J M Carvalho Araújo Arquitectura e Design

A large property nowadays too divided. We tried not to aggravate their characterization and to safeguard the reference of the existing building.

It was important for us to preserve the environment of the existing entry of the manor house, and reduce the environmental impact of new volumes, looking in all to make a new front to enrich the future city park.

Image Courtesy Pedro Lobo

  • Architects: J M Carvalho Araújo Arquitectura e Design
  • Project: Externato Carvalho Araújo
  • Location: Braga, Portugal
  • Client: Externato Carvalho Araújo
  • Date: 2004 -2007
  • Team: José Manuel Carvalho Araújo, Daniel Silva; Manuel Ribeiro; Nuno Capa; Pedro America; Pedro Macedo; Sandra Ferreira, Nuno Capa, Raul Carvalhais
  • Structures: Jerónimo Correia
  • Hidraulic: Jerónimo Correia
  • Electrical: António Magalhães
  • Lighting: Megarim


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