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Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 5 - the Varied Textures of Porto

08:00 - 2 March, 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 was launched in December 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 presented the series’ fourth episode on Porto's natural environment, and now we present Episode 5 – Textures. Read the producers’ description of the video after the break.

Pala Living Room / Nuno Melo Sousa

03:00 - 27 February, 2015
Pala Living Room / Nuno Melo Sousa, © José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos +17

Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 4, Natural Porto

00:00 - 24 February, 2015

We have teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their video series “,” which highlights ’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’ third episode about Porto’s balconies, and now we present Episode 4 – Nature. Read the producers’ description of Episode 4 after the break.

Alvega Canoeing Center / ateliermob

23:30 - 23 February, 2015
Alvega Canoeing Center / ateliermob, © Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

© Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    2205-102 Alvega, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Andreia Salavessa, Tiago Mota Saraiva, Vera João, Ana Luísa Cunha, Rita Aguiar Rodrigues, Carine Pimenta, João Afonso Almeida, Mariana Simões, João Torres, Sophia Walk
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Kinematix / LIKEarchitects

01:00 - 21 February, 2015
Kinematix / LIKEarchitects, © Dinis Sottomayor Photography
© Dinis Sottomayor Photography

© Dinis Sottomayor Photography © Dinis Sottomayor Photography © Dinis Sottomayor Photography © Dinis Sottomayor Photography +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Diogo Aguiar, Teresa Otto, João Jesus and Tània Costa Coll, Álvaro Vila Iturbe
  • Client

    Kinematix
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

House in Estoril / TARGA atelier

01:00 - 20 February, 2015
House in Estoril / TARGA atelier, © Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

© Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira +24

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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Design Team

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

    2014
  • Photographs

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 / João Mendes Ribeiro + Menos é Mais Arquitectos

01:00 - 11 February, 2015
Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre / João Mendes Ribeiro + Menos é Mais Arquitectos, © José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ribeira Grande, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    : Francisco Vieira de Campos, Cristina Guedes, João Mendes Ribeiro
  • Project Team

    Cristina Maximino, João Pontes, Luís Campos, Ana Leite Fernandes, Mariana Sendas, Pedro Costa, Inês Ferreira, João Fernandes (Menos é Mais Arquitectos Associados, Lda); Catarina Fortuna, Ana Cerqueira, Ana Rita Martins, António Ferreira da Silva, Cláudia Santos, Joana Figueiredo, João Branco (João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto, Lda)
  • Coordination

    Adalgisa Lopes, Jorge Teixeira Dias
  • Area

    12914.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    José Campos, Courtesy of Menos é Mais

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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pico Island, Portugal
  • Architects in Charge

    Inês Vieira da Silva, Miguel Vieira
  • Area

    214.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs