Venice Biennale 2014: Portugal to Distribute “Homeland” Newspaper Based on Housing

00:00 - 29 May, 2014
Cover of "Homeland, News from Portugal"
Cover of "Homeland, News from Portugal"

This year for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, Portugal will be officially represented by newspaper. This choice in media corresponds to the possibility of framing worldviews by revelling events, culture traits and socio-economic challenges of a country. 

Extensively distributed in three different editions, over the six month period of the Biennale, Homeland, News from Portugal intends to report news about current architectural, social and economic life in Portugal, reflecting on and informing about a variety of aspects of the modernization of the country over the past 100 years.

More from the curator, after the break...

DM2 Housing / OODA

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

© Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado +123

Archilapse: The Fragrante House

00:00 - 24 May, 2014

This time-lapse montage by Ricardo Oliveira Alves Photography explores the passage of light through the Fragrante House, a project in Lisbon, Portugal defined by its skylights and green garden-walls. Excerpts from an interview with architect Luís Rebelo de Andrade are included, illustrating the many features that make this house unique, and how Lisbon's quality of sunlight adds a natural beauty to the interior.  

Lima de Freitas School Renovation / Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos

01:00 - 23 May, 2014
© Nuno Gaspar / RCJV Arquitectos
© Nuno Gaspar / RCJV Arquitectos
  • Architects

    Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos
  • Location

    Setúbal, Portugal
  • Architecture

    Ricardo Carvalho e Joana Vilhena
  • Project Team

    Joana Vilhena, Ricardo Carvalho, Angela Marquito, José Maria Rhodes Sérgio, José Roque, Francisco Costa, Nuno Gaspar e Sebastião Taquenho
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

© Nuno Gaspar / RCJV Arquitectos © Nuno Gaspar / RCJV Arquitectos © Nuno Gaspar / RCJV Arquitectos © Nuno Gaspar / RCJV Arquitectos +25

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

00:00 - 22 May, 2014

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

01:00 - 18 May, 2014
© José Manuel Rodrigues
© José Manuel Rodrigues
  • Architects

  • 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 +21

New Judiciary Police Department ‘s Headquarters / Saraiva + Associados

01:00 - 17 May, 2014

Building Rehabilitation in Lagos / Vitor Vilhena Architecture

01:00 - 16 May, 2014
© João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +62

The Lifting House / Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

01:00 - 10 May, 2014
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 Courtesy of Guedes Cruz Arquitectos +22

Nossa Senhora da Conceição School / Pitagoras Group

00:00 - 9 May, 2014
© Luís Ferreira Alves
© Luís Ferreira Alves
  • Architects

  • 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 +29

Fábio Coentrão House / António Fernandez Architects

01:00 - 8 May, 2014
© Jose Campos
© Jose Campos

© Jose Campos © Jose Campos © Jose Campos © Jose Campos +40

AD Round Up: Portugal's Micro-Hotels

00:00 - 5 May, 2014
The Tree Snake Houses - A New, Smaller Trend In Hospitality Architecture. Image © Ricardo Oliveira Alves
The Tree Snake Houses - A New, Smaller Trend In Hospitality Architecture. Image © Ricardo Oliveira Alves

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

01:00 - 2 May, 2014
© Inês d'Orey
© Inês d'Orey

© Inês d'Orey © Inês d'Orey © Inês d'Orey © Inês d'Orey +12

Ponte de Lima Municipal Market / Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

01:00 - 30 April, 2014
© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG +54

STM School of Technology and Management / MONTENEGRO Architects

01:00 - 27 April, 2014
© FG+SG Fotografia de Arquitectura
© FG+SG Fotografia de Arquitectura

© FG+SG Fotografia de Arquitectura © FG+SG Fotografia de Arquitectura © FG+SG Fotografia de Arquitectura © FG+SG Fotografia de Arquitectura +75

House in Miramar / e|348 Arquitectura

01:00 - 25 April, 2014
© José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos +45

Alcoutins House / Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

01:00 - 23 April, 2014
© Ricardo Oliveira Alves
© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves +32

Pó House / Ricardo Silva Carvalho Arquitectos

01:00 - 22 April, 2014
© FG+SG - Fotografia de Arquitectura
© FG+SG - Fotografia de Arquitectura

© FG+SG - Fotografia de Arquitectura © FG+SG - Fotografia de Arquitectura © FG+SG - Fotografia de Arquitectura © FG+SG - Fotografia de Arquitectura +44