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House Quinta Da Marinha / Fragmentos de Arquitectura

03:00 - 28 June, 2016
House Quinta Da Marinha / Fragmentos de Arquitectura, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +13

Hostel CONII / Estudio ODS

09:00 - 26 June, 2016
Hostel CONII  / Estudio ODS, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Quarteira, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Bruno Oliveira; Marlene dos Santos
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Longroiva's Hotel & Thermal Spa / Luís Rebelo de Andrade

05:00 - 20 June, 2016
Longroiva's Hotel & Thermal Spa / Luís Rebelo de Andrade, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +37

Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art Presents “Raw Material: A View of the Archive of Álvaro Siza”

16:00 - 19 June, 2016
Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art Presents “Raw Material: A View of the Archive of Álvaro Siza”, Álvaro Siza,  Serralves Museum, Porto, 1991-1999. First sketches for the projetc, [1991]  29,7 x 42,0 cm. [ASV/FS 25]
Álvaro Siza, Serralves Museum, Porto, 1991-1999. First sketches for the projetc, [1991] 29,7 x 42,0 cm. [ASV/FS 25]

Description from The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art: The first of a developing programme at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art of exhibitions talks and events dedicated to contemporary architecture, ‘Raw Material’ presents plans, sketches, correspondence and photographs that offer a fuller understanding of the process of architectural design, beyond the self-sufficiency of the realized project. This will be the first exhibition to draw upon the recent gift to the Fundação de Serralves of 40 projects from the archive of Álvaro Siza as part of a collaboration between Fundação de Serralves, the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon.

Álvaro Siza’s practice is distinguished by his use of drawing as a working instrument in the prefiguration of forms and spaces within the process that brings him successively closer to the desired result. But an archive is more than just a set of drawings. The architect’s correspondence with his clients, the photographic record of the places where the works are to be built, relations with regulatory authorities and the opinions of the multiple actors involved in the construction processes, the models that support the perception of the proposals, the minutes of meetings and reports of the tensions arising at the building sites are documents that record an infinite number of episodes that remain invisible in the finished work. Offering insight into their contingent processes, the exhibition also offers invaluable understanding of the processes associated with the inventory, classification, and conservation of Siza’s archive, which will serve as a focus for future research and discussion about the role of architecture in contemporary society.  

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Where Alvaro Meets Aldo / Inside Portugal's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

09:30 - 18 June, 2016
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Where Alvaro Meets Aldo / Inside Portugal's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, NEIGHBOURHOOD: Where Alvaro meets Aldo / Curators Nuno Grande and Roberto Cremascoli. Portuguese Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Images © Laurian Ghinitoiu.
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Where Alvaro meets Aldo / Curators Nuno Grande and Roberto Cremascoli. Portuguese Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Images © Laurian Ghinitoiu.

As part of ArchDaily's coverage of the 2016 Venice Biennale, we are presenting a series of articles written by the curators of the exhibitions and installations on show.

As a response to the 15th International Architecture Exhibition’s challenging theme, Portugal presents a “site-specific” pavilion, occupying an urban front in physical and social regeneration on the island of Giudecca: Campo di Marte. In actual fact, the installation of the pavilion on-site triggered the completion of Campo di Marte’s urban project designed by the Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza thirty years ago. 

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Where Alvaro meets Aldo / Curators Nuno Grande and Roberto Cremascoli. Portuguese Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Images © Laurian Ghinitoiu. NEIGHBOURHOOD: Where Alvaro meets Aldo / Curators Nuno Grande and Roberto Cremascoli. Portuguese Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Images © Laurian Ghinitoiu. NEIGHBOURHOOD: Where Alvaro meets Aldo / Curators Nuno Grande and Roberto Cremascoli. Portuguese Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Images © Laurian Ghinitoiu. NEIGHBOURHOOD: Where Alvaro meets Aldo / Curators Nuno Grande and Roberto Cremascoli. Portuguese Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Images © Laurian Ghinitoiu. +16

Travessa Das Necessidades / Fragmentos de Arquitectura

13:00 - 13 June, 2016
Travessa Das Necessidades  / Fragmentos de Arquitectura, © Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

© Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira +41

House 2L / 236 Arquitectos

02:00 - 13 June, 2016
House 2L  / 236 Arquitectos, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Collaborators

    Pedro Fael, Miguel Serôdio
  • Area

    750.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

12 Things You Need to See at the 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 6 June, 2016
"Reporting From the Front". Image © Italo Rondinella
"Reporting From the Front". Image © Italo Rondinella

There is an enormous intensity of information, knowledge and ideas on display at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale, Reporting From the Front. With all the Executive Editors and Editors-in-Chief of ArchDaily's platforms in English, Spanish and (Brazilian) Portuguese in Venice for the opening of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale—plus co-founder David Basulto and European Editor-at-Large James Taylor-Foster, who curated this year's Nordic Pavilion—we've pooled together twelve of our initial favourite exhibitions and must-see shows.

MIEC + MMAP / Alvaro Siza + Eduardo Souto de Moura

11:00 - 3 June, 2016
© João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +110

Amélia's House / M2.senos

05:00 - 3 June, 2016
Amélia's  House / M2.senos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +58

  • Architects

  • Location

    3830 Ilhavo, Portugal
  • Authors

    M2.senos (Ricardo Senos, Sofia Senos)
  • Area

    183.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Santa Teresa House / PF Architecture Studio

09:00 - 27 May, 2016
 Santa Teresa House  / PF Architecture Studio, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +28

Breiner 310 / EZZO

05:00 - 25 May, 2016
Breiner 310 / EZZO, © do mal o menos
© do mal o menos

© do mal o menos © do mal o menos © do mal o menos © do mal o menos +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Team

    César Machado Moreira & Claudia Dias
  • Main contractor

    Matriz
  • Engineering

    A400
  • Area

    930.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

House in Oeiras / Pedro Domingos arquitectos

02:00 - 22 May, 2016
House in Oeiras  / Pedro Domingos arquitectos, © João Carmo Simões
© João Carmo Simões

© João Carmo Simões © João Carmo Simões © João Carmo Simões © João Carmo Simões +50

Guesthouse in Lisbon / Pedro Domingos Arquitectos

05:00 - 20 May, 2016
Guesthouse  in  Lisbon  / Pedro Domingos Arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +46

Uniplaces Headquarters / Paralelo Zero

02:00 - 20 May, 2016
Uniplaces Headquarters / Paralelo Zero , © Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

© Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira +38

House in S. Félix da Marinha / Nelson Resende

02:00 - 18 May, 2016
House in S. Félix da Marinha  / Nelson Resende, © Ivo Tavares Studio
© Ivo Tavares Studio

© Ivo Tavares Studio © Ivo Tavares Studio © Ivo Tavares Studio © Ivo Tavares Studio +39

Restelo House / João Tiago Aguiar

05:00 - 17 May, 2016
 Restelo House / João Tiago Aguiar, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +32

Wine Lounge of Casal Da Coelheira / Modo Arquitectos Associados

13:00 - 13 May, 2016
Wine Lounge of Casal Da Coelheira / Modo Arquitectos Associados, © José Damas - PopCom
© José Damas - PopCom

© José Damas - PopCom © José Damas - PopCom © José Damas - PopCom © José Damas - PopCom +21