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Have A Great Idea For An Urban Intervention? Apply To Canal 180's The Power of Storytelling Competition

Don't miss this exciting opportunity from our friends at Canal 180! The entry period for a competition to design an urban intervention for the city of Abrantes in Portugal has now opened. As a member of the jury, ArchDaily will have a hand in selecting winners that will travel to Abrantes in mid-July to see their design realized during 180 Creative Camp. The deadline for application is June 8th. Check it out and enter now!

Urban Requalification of S. Martinho do Porto / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos

  • Architects: Gonçalo Byrne
  • Location: 2460-654 São Martinho do Porto, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge: Gonçalo Sousa Byrne, João Pedro Falcão de Campos
  • Area: 1240.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: José Manuel Rodrigues

© José Manuel Rodrigues © José Manuel Rodrigues © José Manuel Rodrigues © José Manuel Rodrigues

Building Rehabilitation in Lagos / Vitor Vilhena Architecture

  • Architects: Vitor Vilhena Architecture
  • Location: Lagos, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge: Vitor Vilhena, Michael Vieira, Liliana Sequeira, Mario Espinha
  • Area: 2605.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado

The Lifting House / Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

  • Architects: Guedes Cruz Arquitectos
  • Location: Cascais, Portugal
  • Architects in Charge: José Guedes Cruz, Marco Martínez Marinho, César Marques.
  • Area: 640.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

Courtesy of Guedes Cruz Arquitectos Courtesy of Guedes Cruz Arquitectos Courtesy of Guedes Cruz Arquitectos Courtesy of Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

Nossa Senhora da Conceição School / Pitagoras Arquitectos

  • Architects: Pitagoras Arquitectos
  • Location: Guimarães, Portugal
  • Architects in Charge: Fernando Seara De Sá, Raul Roque Figueiredo, Alexandre Coelho Lima, Manuel Luís Vilhena Roque.
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Luís Ferreira Alves

© Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves

Fábio Coentrão House / António Fernandez Architects

© Jose Campos © Jose Campos © Jose Campos © Jose Campos

AD Round Up: Portugal's Micro-Hotels

This Financial Times article describes the Post-Recession paradigm shift occurring in Portuguese architecture -- from construction to landscape, large to small. Pritzker Prize winners Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura have been leading this "micro" trend, designing hotels with exceptional materiality and craft. We've decided to round up some of these extraordinary structures, including: Casa Na Areia and Cabanas no Rio by Aires MateusJorge Sousa Santos’ Rio do Prado, the Ecork Hotel by Jose Carlos Cruz and Villa Extramuros by Jordi Fornells. Last but not least, is ArchDaily’s building of the year for hospitality architecture -- the Tree Snake Houses from father Luís Rebelo de Andrade and son Tiago Rebelo de Andrade.

Casa Isabel / Marcelo Magalhães + Paulo Silvestre

  • Architects: Marcelo Magalhaes, Paulo Silvestre
  • Location: Matosinhos, Portugal
  • Area: 323.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Inês d'Orey

© Inês d'Orey © Inês d'Orey © Inês d'Orey © Inês d'Orey

Ponte de Lima Municipal Market / Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

House in Miramar / e|348 Arquitectura

  • Architects: e|348 Arquitectura
  • Location: Miramar, 4410-316, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge: Nuno Pinheiro, António Teixeira
  • Area: 2013.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 275
  • Photographs: José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos

Alcoutins House / Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves

Casa da Musica / OMA

  • Architects: OMA
  • Location: Avenida da Boavista 604, 4050-104 Porto, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge: Rem Koolhaas and Ellen van Loon
  • Project Architects: Adrianne Fisher, Michelle Howard
  • Area: 22000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2005
  • Photographs: Philippe Ruault, OMA

© Philippe Ruault © OMA © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault

BE House / spaceworkers

  • Architects: spaceworkers
  • Location: Paredes, Portugal
  • Architects in Charge: Henrique Marques e Rui Dinis
  • Project Team: Rui Rodrigues, Sérgio Rocha, Daniel Neto, Vasco Giesta e José Carlos
  • Project Area: 800 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: FG+SG - architectural photography

© FG+SG - architectural photography © FG+SG - architectural photography © FG+SG - architectural photography © FG+SG - architectural photography

Video: Three Courtyards House / Miguel Marcelino Architect