Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 3, On Top of Porto's Balconies

00:00 - 19 February, 2015

We teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their video series “,” which highlights Porto’s most significant buildings over the last 20 years.

The series is comprised of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, nature, textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Last week we presented the series’ second episode on the stairs of Porto, and now we present Episode 3 – Balconies. Read the producers’ description of the video after the break.

Equestrian Centre / Carlos Castanheira & Clara Bastai

01:00 - 16 February, 2015
Equestrian Centre / Carlos Castanheira & Clara Bastai, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Courtesy of Carlos Castanheira © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +55

wonderWALL / LIKEarchitects

01:00 - 13 February, 2015
wonderWALL / LIKEarchitects, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Diogo Aguiar, Teresa Otto, João Jesus and João Salgueiro, Daniel Mudrak
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +20

Miranda Law Firm / Rita Pinto Ribeiro

01:00 - 13 February, 2015
Miranda Law Firm / Rita Pinto Ribeiro, © José Pinto Ribeiro | Fotografia
© José Pinto Ribeiro | Fotografia

© José Pinto Ribeiro | Fotografia © José Pinto Ribeiro | Fotografia © José Pinto Ribeiro | Fotografia © José Pinto Ribeiro | Fotografia +37

Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre / Menos é Mais Arquitectos + João Mendes Ribeiro

00:00 - 11 February, 2015
Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre / Menos é Mais Arquitectos + João Mendes Ribeiro, © José Campos
© José Campos

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

Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 2, Climbing the Stairs of Porto

00:00 - 9 February, 2015

ArchDaily has teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their video series “Arquitectura à Moda do Porto,” which highlights Porto’s most significant buildings over the last two decades. 

The series launched in 2013 and is comprised of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, nature, textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Last week we featured the series' first episode about Porto's shimmering lights, and now we present Episode 2 - Stairs. Read the producers' description of Episode 2 after the break. 

Tagusgás Headquarter / Saraiva + Associados

01:00 - 9 February, 2015
Tagusgás Headquarter / Saraiva + Associados, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +27

Pedestrian Assisted Path from Baixa To Castelo de São Jorge / Falcão de Campos

01:00 - 6 February, 2015
Pedestrian Assisted Path from Baixa To Castelo de São Jorge / Falcão de Campos, © José Manuel Rodrigues
© José Manuel Rodrigues
  • Architects

  • Localization

    Lisboa, Portugal
  • Author

    João Pedro Falcão de Campos
  • Collaborators

    Filipa Mourão, Luísa Ramalho, Patrícia Cabaço, Cátia Venda, Francisco Vilaça, David Ferreira da Silva
  • Area

    1440.0 m2
  • Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© José Manuel Rodrigues © José Manuel Rodrigues © José Manuel Rodrigues © José Manuel Rodrigues +17

Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 1, The Shimmering Lights of Porto

00:00 - 1 February, 2015

We've teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their video series “Arquitectura à Moda do Porto,” which highlights Porto’s most significant buildings over the last 20 years. 

The series is comprised of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, nature, textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Reflections On Álvaro Siza's Seminal Quinta da Malagueira Housing Scheme

00:00 - 29 January, 2015

In an essay and accompanying mini-documentary film by Ellis Woodman for The Architectural Review, Siza's iconic Quinta da Malagueira housing estate (1973-1977) in Évora, Portugal, is comprehensively explored and examined with a refreshingly engaging critical weight. Rather than develop multi-story housing in the sensitive landscape around the city, Siza proposed "a plan that distributed the programme between two fields composed of low-rise terraced courtyard houses." As a result, the arrangement of these structures adjust to the "undulating topography ensuring that the narrow, cobbled streets along which the houses are distributed always follow the slope."

As is made clear in the film (above), one of the remarkable aspects about the Quinta da Malagueira estate is that it is "governed by a third layer of infrastructure" which takes the form of "an elevated network of conduits that distributes water and electricity [...] much in the manner of a miniature aqueduct." For Siza, this was a logical move as it provided the cheapest means of distributing utilities around the complex. Woodman ultimately concludes that "Siza’s work at Malagueira invites a reading less as a fixed artefact and rather as one episode in the site’s ongoing transformation."

Read extracts of what Pier Vittorio Aureli, Tony Fretton, and John Tuomey (among others) have said about Siza's œuvre and approach after the break.

Social Complex in Alcabideche / Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

01:00 - 29 January, 2015
Social Complex in Alcabideche / Guedes Cruz Arquitectos, © Ricardo Oliveira Alves
© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves +25

E/C House / SAMI-arquitectos

01:00 - 28 January, 2015
E/C House / SAMI-arquitectos, © Paulo Catrica
© Paulo Catrica
  • Architects

  • Location

    Pico Island, Portugal
  • Architects in Charge

    Inês Vieira da Silva, Miguel Vieira
  • Area

    214.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Paulo Catrica © Paulo Catrica © Paulo Catrica © Paulo Catrica +21

Melgaço Sports School Monte Prado / Pedro Reis Arquitecto

01:00 - 28 January, 2015
Melgaço Sports School Monte Prado / Pedro Reis Arquitecto, © José Campos | Architectural photography
© José Campos | Architectural photography

© José Campos | Architectural photography © José Campos | Architectural photography © José Campos | Architectural photography © José Campos | Architectural photography +44

House in Póvoa / Luis Peixoto

01:00 - 20 January, 2015
House in Póvoa / Luis Peixoto, © Armenio Texeira
© Armenio Texeira
  • Architects

  • Location

    Póvoa do Varzim, 4490-520 Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal
  • Project Area

    650.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Armenio Texeira © Armenio Texeira © Armenio Texeira © Armenio Texeira +26

House in Estoril / Ricardo Moreno Arquitectos

01:00 - 19 January, 2015
House in Estoril / Ricardo Moreno Arquitectos, © Ricardo Oliveira Alves
© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves +45

Technological Park in Obidos / Jorge Mealha

01:00 - 16 January, 2015
Technological Park in Obidos / Jorge Mealha, © João Morgado
© João Morgado
  • Architects

  • Location

    Óbidos Municipality, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Andreia Baptista, Carlos Paulo, Diogo Oliveira Rosa, Filipa Ferreira da Silva, Filipa Collot, Gonçalo Freitas Silva, Inês Novais
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +54

RM House / Fernando Coelho

01:00 - 15 January, 2015
RM House / Fernando Coelho, © José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos +50

Embraced House / Pedro Quintela

01:00 - 14 January, 2015
Embraced House / Pedro Quintela, © Ricardo Oliveira Alves
© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves +38