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House in Lisbon / ARX PORTUGAL Arquitectos

  • Architects: ARX PORTUGAL Arquitectos
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: José Mateus, Nuno Mateus
  • Design Team: Isabel Gorjão Henriques, Miguel Torres, Joana Pedro, Sofia Raposo, Rodrigo Gorjão Henriques, Paulo Rocha
  • Area: 436.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: FG + SG

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Pink Street / Jose Adrião Arquitectos

  • Architects: Jose Adrião Arquitectos
  • Location: Rua Nova do Carvalho, 1200-370 Lisbon, Portugal
  • Design Team: Carla Gonçalves, Ricardo Aboim Inglez, Tiago Pereira
  • Project Manager Phase 01: João Albuquerque Matos
  • Project Manager Phase 02: Hugo Santos Silva
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: FG+SG Fotografia de Arquitectura, Cortesia de José Adrião Artquitectos

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AD Interviews: Francisco Aires Mateus

Aires Mateus - founded by brothers and partners, Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus - is an acclaimed contemporary practice that upholds the strong tradition of Portuguese architecture. We recently had the chance to interview one of the partners: Francisco Aires Mateus.

Ipam Environmental Graphic Design / P-06 Atelier

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  • Architects: P-06 Atelier
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Design Team: Nuno Gusmão (Creative Director), Mário Videira (Designer)
  • Area: 4200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: IADE

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3 Houses in Meco / Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq

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PLAYscapes Competition Results Announced

"People tend to forget that play is serious." - David Hockney

PLAYscapes, an international design competition launched earlier this year asking people to "submit a plan or proposal to turn a neglected forgotten part of your city into a playscape," has announced their winning entries. Set up by Building Trust International, the competition called for "professional and student architects and designers from cities around the world to propose ideas which encouraged public interaction and turned redundant city spaces into fun creative places."

Find out more about the winning professional entry from the City of Cape Town, entitled Cape Town Gardens Skatepark, along with the winning student entry from the Lusiada University of Lisbon, entitled Bring a Pal and Have Fun, after the break...

Mogadouro`S Bus Station / Cannatà & Fernandes

  • Architects: Cannatà & Fernandes
  • Location: Mogadouro, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: Fátima Fernandes And Michele Cannatà
  • Design Team: André Lira, Bruno Marques, Filipe Afonso, João Moura, Marta Lemos, Miguel Meirinhos, Nuno Castro
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Luís Ferreira Alves

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House in Vila Boim / Intergaup

  • Architects: Intergaup
  • Location: Vila Boim, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: Rodrigo Vieira da Fonseca
  • Area: 450.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Intergaup

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Cardal House / Cannatà & Fernandes

  • Architects: Cannatà & Fernandes
  • Location: Bemposta, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: Fátima Fernandes E Michele Cannatà
  • Project Year: 2002
  • Photographs: Luís Ferreira Alves

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Video: Esmeriz House / Cosimo Projectos

Esmeriz House was completed in 2011 by Cosimo Projectos (João Pestana and Luís Caldeira) in Vila Nova Portugal. Beautiful house filmed by ARCHMOV.

Parede 11 / Humberto Conde

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  • Architects: Humberto Conde
  • Location: Rua 31 de Janeiro 11, 2775-271 Parede, Portugal
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: FG + SG

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AD Interviews Eduardo Souto de Moura On His Latest Prize

ArchDaily got the chance to briefly speak with Pritzker-prize winning Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura when he (along with the Porto Metro Authority) received the Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design earlier this month. His design for the Metro system in Porto, Portugal garnered high praise from the jury, with member Rahul Mehrotra explaining that the project “shows generosity to the public realm unusual for contemporary infrastructure projects.” Upon receipt of the award, the head of the Porto Metro, João Velez Carvalho, thanked Souto de Moura for his efforts in this “urban revolution” and touted Porto as a destination in which people actively and enthusiastically seek out the architecture of Souto de Moura and fellow Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza. 

Souto de Moura spent a few moments with us to describe both the challenges and rewards of working on a project that saw the completion of 60 new stations constructed in 10 years within the sensitive fabric of the city of Porto—a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

ArchDaily: What is your opinion of architecture prizes?

Eduardo Souto de Moura: I won’t be modest, I like describing my opinion about them because the profession is so tough and difficult that is it complicated to achieve a high level of quality. So when you’re awarded a prize it’s like a confirmation of your effort. But the other thing is that a project is not the act of an individual, it’s a collective act. When there’s a prize, the press and the people, the “anonymous people,” go see the project and talk about it, critique it. That’s what gives me the motivation to continue in the profession. And every time it gets more difficult. 

House On A Warehouse / Miguel Marcelino

  • Architects: Miguel Marcelino
  • Location: Chicharo, 2350, Portugal
  • Structural Engineering: João Esteves
  • Plumbing Engineering: José Rodrigues
  • General Contractor: João Felício
  • Area: 437.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: João Morgado

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Villa Escarpa / Mario Martins

  • Architects: Mario Martins
  • Location: Luz, Portugal
  • Team: Rita Rocha; Rui Duarte; Sara Glória; Sónia Santos; Fernanda Pereira; Ana Filipa Santos
  • Technical Projects: Nuno Grave, Engenharia, Lda
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: FG+SG

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