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Water Tank / Pedro Bandeira + João Figueira e Associados

  • Architects: Pedro Bandeira, João Figueira e Associados
  • Location: Travessa da Aldeia Nova, 8650 Budens, Portugal
  • Structure: Filipe Bandeira
  • Project Year: 2000
  • Photographs: Helder Sousa

© Helder Sousa © Helder Sousa © Helder Sousa © Helder Sousa

Multimedia Center / CNLL

  • Architects: CNLL
  • Location: Espinho, Portugal
  • Area: 4650.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2000
  • Photographs: Luís Ferreira Alves I Jorge Santos

© Luís Ferreira Alves I Jorge Santos © Luís Ferreira Alves I Jorge Santos © Luís Ferreira Alves I Jorge Santos © Luís Ferreira Alves I Jorge Santos

2M House / Salworks

  • Architects: Salworks
  • Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
  • Author: Rui Sabino de Sousa
  • Collaborator: Gonçalo Cordeiro Pires
  • Project Area: 213.37 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Salworks

Courtesy of Salworks Courtesy of Salworks Courtesy of Salworks Courtesy of Salworks

Dental Clinic in Porto / Ren Pepe Arquitetos

  • Architects: Ren Pepe Arquitetos
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Designer: Ren Ito, Alessandro Pepe (Ren Pepe Arquitetos)
  • Project coordinator: Michela Piddiu
  • Design Team: João Ramos, Cátia Cunha, Marta Machado, Ricardo Leitão
  • Photographs: Ricardo Loureiro

© Ricardo Loureiro © Ricardo Loureiro © Ricardo Loureiro © Ricardo Loureiro

Baltar School / CNLL

  • Architects: CNLL
  • Location: Baltar, Portugal
  • Architecture Coordinator: Nuno Lacerda Lopes
  • Architecture Collaborators: CNLL I Márcia Areal, Vanessa Tavares, Natália Rocha, Nuna Castro, Hélder Lopes
  • Area: 10261.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido

Padre Botte House / CNLL

  • Architects: CNLL
  • Location: Nogueira da Regedoura, Portugal
  • Architecture Coordinator: Nuno Lacerda Lopes
  • Architecture Collaborators: CNLL Augusto Rachão, Ana Viana, Maria João Venâncio
  • Area: 338.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2003
  • Photographs: Marcos Oliveira

© Marcos Oliveira © Marcos Oliveira © Marcos Oliveira © Marcos Oliveira

The "PopCraft Kiosk" / André Vieira + Flávio Serpa

  • Architects: André Vieira + Flávio Serpa
  • Location: Azores, Portugal
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of André Vieira, Flávio Serpa, Carlos Vieira e do Centro Regional de Apoio ao Artesanato dos Governo Regional dos Açores

Courtesy of André Vieira, Flávio Serpa, Carlos Vieira e do Centro Regional de Apoio ao Artesanato dos Governo Regional dos Açores Courtesy of André Vieira, Flávio Serpa, Carlos Vieira e do Centro Regional de Apoio ao Artesanato dos Governo Regional dos Açores Courtesy of André Vieira, Flávio Serpa, Carlos Vieira e do Centro Regional de Apoio ao Artesanato dos Governo Regional dos Açores Courtesy of André Vieira, Flávio Serpa, Carlos Vieira e do Centro Regional de Apoio ao Artesanato dos Governo Regional dos Açores

Lisbon Falls / Marcelo Dantas

  • Architects: Marcelo Dantas
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Marcelo Dantas

Courtesy of Marcelo Dantas Courtesy of Marcelo Dantas Courtesy of Marcelo Dantas Courtesy of Marcelo Dantas

Vilela School / CNLL

  • Architects: CNLL
  • Location: Paredes, 4720 Goães, Portugal
  • Architecture’s Coordination : Nuno Lacerda Lopes
  • Architecture Colaborations : CNLL CNLL I Márcia Areal, Vanessa Tavares, Hélder Lopes
  • Area: 3597.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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

The Big Horn / Mezzo Atelier

  • Architects: Mezzo Atelier
  • Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
  • Area: 125.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Milton Pereira, Rui Soares, Sara Pinheiro, Courtesy of Mezzo Atelier

© Rui Soares © Sara Pinheiro © Milton Pereira Courtesy of Mezzo Atelier

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Namibia / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos

© A Caixa Negra © A Caixa Negra © A Caixa Negra © A Caixa Negra

DrDerm Dermatology Clinic / Atelier Central Arquitectos

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

The Legacy of Dictatorial Architecture in our Cities

For the latest edition of The UrbanistMonocle 24's weekly "guide to making better cities," the team travel to Moscow, Portugal and Hong Kong to examine how "architecture has always been the unfortunate sidekick of any dictatorial regime." In the process they ask what these buildings actually stand for, and explore the legacy of the architecture of Fascist, Imperial and Brutalist regimes from around the world today. From the Seven Sisters in Moscow to António de Oliveira Salazar's Ministry of Internal Affairs in Lisbon, this episode asks how colonial, dictatorial and power-obsessed architecture has shaped our cities.

Porto Metro / Eduardo Souto de Moura

  • Architects: Eduardo Souto de Moura
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Coordinator: Arq. Adriano Pimenta
  • Project Year: 2005
  • Photographs: Luis Ferreira Alves

© Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves

Houses in Paço de Arcos / Atelier Central

  • Architects: Atelier Central
  • Location: Paço de Arcos, Portugal
  • Project team: José Martinez Silva, Miguel Beleza, architects Atelier Central, arquitectos, Lda
  • Area: 754.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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

ARKxSITE Announces Winners of Portugal Art Centre Competition

ARKxSITE has announced the winners of its call for ideas for a hypothetical contemporary Art Centre to be built in the Fortress of Cresmina in Cascais, Portugal. Open to architecture students and architects under 40 years of age, entrants were challenged to preserve the significant cultural, historical and landscape elements of the Fortress of Cresmina, celebrating the existing ruins to create a unique experience for visitors. The jury comprised Alberto Mottola, (demogo studio di architettura, Italy), Felipe Grallert (Felipe Grallert Arquitectos, Chile) and Rasmus Jessing (COBE, Denmark). See the third, second and first place winners after the break.

Winners of the 2015 AADIPA European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention Announced

After reviewing 200 applications from 25 countries and 14 finalists, a library in Spain, housing in Portugal and a masterplan for an Italian city were among the winners of the second edition of the European Prize of Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA 2015 

The competition spanned four categories: intervention in built heritage; exterior spaces; urban planning and disclosure.

See all five winners, after the break.

Spotlight: Eduardo Souto de Moura

Eduardo Souto de Moura (born 25 July 1952), the Portuguese architect that won the 2011 Pritzker Prize, is known for designs that are formally simple yet serious and at times, dramatic, created through his thoughtful use of colors and materials. His architecture is both versatile and consistent, contextual yet universal, and rarely affected by current trends or styles.