Refurbishment of Office Building / Moura Martins Architects

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
Refurbishment of Office Building / Moura Martins Architects, © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG +36

Instalação Bar / José Carlos Cruz Arquitecto

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
Instalação Bar / José Carlos Cruz Arquitecto, © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG +16

Escola Secundária Garcia da Orta / Bak Gordon Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 July, 2014
Escola Secundária Garcia da Orta / Bak Gordon Arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG +25

Escola Secundária da Amora / Bak Gordon Arquitectos

01:00 - 3 July, 2014
Escola Secundária da Amora / Bak Gordon Arquitectos, © 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

Fernando Guerra's Stunning Images of Álvaro Siza's Most Inspiring Works

01:00 - 25 June, 2014
Fernando Guerra's Stunning Images of Álvaro Siza's Most Inspiring Works, Alvaro Siza. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Alvaro Siza. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Today, the renowned Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza turns 81. To celebrate, we've rounded-up some of Siza's most inspiring works, all courtesy of Fernando Guerra and Sergio Guerra - FG + SG.

Siza was born in Matosinhos, Portugal, in 1933. His first work was built in 1954, before Siza had even completed his studies at the School of Fine Arts at the University of Porto (now Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto - FAUP).

Edifício de Escritórios | Novartis Campus - 2012. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Amore Pacific Campus - with Carlos Castanheira & Kim Jong Kyu. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Museu Mimesis | with Carlos Castanheira & Jun Sung Kim – 2011. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Fundação Iberê Camargo - 2008. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Lérida University - 2008. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Portuguese pavilion for Expo 98 – 1998. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Aveiro Water Tank - 1990. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Borges & Irmão Bank - 1986. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +58

'What's Your Favorite Space?' Video Competition Winners

00:00 - 20 June, 2014

Building Pictures, a Portuguese website specialized in architecture videos, decided to celebrate the year of Portuguese architecture by creating a competition inviting architects, artists, designers, directors, and students to submit their favorite spaces. 31 videos answered the challenge and shared their experiences and inspiring places. The jury selected three winners, whose beautiful videos can be seen after the break.

Tagus Linear Park / Topiaris Landscape Architecture

01:00 - 15 June, 2014
  • Architects

  • Location

    2625-039 Póvoa de Santa Iria, Portugal
  • Landscape Authors

    Luis Ribeiro, Teresa Barão, Catarina Viana
  • Architecture Author

    Olavo Dias
  • Area

    15000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado +38

Palacete do Relógio Renovation / Alexandre Marques Pereira Arquitectura

01:00 - 11 June, 2014
Palacete do Relógio Renovation / Alexandre Marques Pereira Arquitectura , © Pedro Ferreira
© Pedro Ferreira
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cais do Sodre, 1200 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Project Architects

    Alexandre Marques Pereira, Manuel Tainha
  • Project Team

    Tânia Campos, Helena Arguelles, Daniela Decca
  • Project Area

    2723.0 m2
  • Project year

    2007
  • Photography

    Pedro Ferreira

© Pedro Ferreira © Pedro Ferreira © Pedro Ferreira © Pedro Ferreira +28

Inside Homeland, Portugal’s Pavilion at the US Biennale

00:00 - 6 June, 2014
© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

The Portuguese Pavilion at the 14th edition of the Venice Biennale has created a newspaper, “, News from ,” which covers the last 100 years of architectural, social and economic news from .

Venice Biennale 2014: Pedro Gadanho Explains Why Portugal's Pavilion Has No Buildings At All

00:00 - 5 June, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: Pedro Gadanho Explains Why Portugal's Pavilion Has No Buildings At All, Pedro Gadanho em entrevista a ArchDaily em Abril de 2013
Pedro Gadanho em entrevista a ArchDaily em Abril de 2013

The following text by Pedro Gadanho was originally published in Portuguese in Portugal's Diário Expresso.

The most awaited event in the architecture world begins this week: the opening of the Venice Biennale. Thousands of participants, journalists, and invited guests will flood the fantastical Italian city to take the pulse of the discipline -the nations' representations, the novelties, the state of the art. For this, the 14th edition of the Biennale, the artistic direction of Rem Koolhaas has raised great expectations: the architect behind Casa da Música is, after all, the ultimate provocateur of an architectural stardom that's ever more predictable. 

Mortuary House in Vila Caiz / Raul Sousa Cardoso + Graça Vaz

00:00 - 2 June, 2014
Mortuary House in Vila Caiz / Raul Sousa Cardoso + Graça Vaz, © José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos +16

Casa Varatojo / Atelier Data

01:00 - 2 June, 2014
© Richard John Seymour
© Richard John Seymour
  • Architects

  • Location

    Varatojo, 2560-237 Torres Vedras, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Filipe Vogt Rodrigues, Inês Maia Vicente, Marta Mateus Frazão
  • Design Team

    Filipe Rodrigues, Inês Vicente, Marta Frazão, André Almeida, António Cotrim
  • Area

    380.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Richard John Seymour © Richard John Seymour © Richard John Seymour © Richard John Seymour +29

Gafanha da Boa Hora School Center / António Portugal e Manuel Maria Reis

01:00 - 2 June, 2014
© Luís Ferreira Alves
© Luís Ferreira Alves
  • Architects

  • Location

    3840 Gafanha da Boa Hora, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    António Portugal and Manuel Maria Reis
  • Design Team

    Cláudia Freitas, Elisabete Queirós, Nelson Miranda, Pedro Pita
  • Area

    3100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves +23

Casa da Severa / José Adrião

00:00 - 1 June, 2014
Casa da Severa / José Adrião, © Hugo Santos Silva
© Hugo Santos Silva
  • Architects

  • Location

    Largo Severa 2, 1100-341 Lisbon, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Margarida Lameiro, Ricardo Aboim Inglez, Carla Gonçalves, João Matos, Ricardo Aboim Inglez, Tiago Pereira
  • Area

    2014.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Hugo Santos Silva © Hugo Santos Silva © Hugo Santos Silva © Hugo Santos Silva +17

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
DM2 Housing / OODA, © Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua D. Manuel II, 4050 Porto, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Diogo Brito, Rodrigo Vilas-Boas, Francisco Lencastre, Francisca Santos, Lourenço Menezes Rodrigues
  • Area

    1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© 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
Lima de Freitas School Renovation / Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos, © Nuno Gaspar / RCJV Arquitectos
© Nuno Gaspar / RCJV Arquitectos

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