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Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 8 - The Skylights of Porto

08:00 - 23 March, 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 composed 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’ seventh episode about Porto’s windows, and now we present Episode 8 – Skylights. Read the producers’ description of the latest episode after the break.

"Urban Platform" Wins First in Lisbon Open Room Competition

12:00 - 21 March, 2015
"Urban Platform" Wins First in Lisbon Open Room Competition, Courtesy of Bumjin Kim, Minyoung Kim
Courtesy of Bumjin Kim, Minyoung Kim

Recent graduates Bumjin Kim of MIT and Minyoung Kim of Columbia University have won first place in ARCHmedium's Lisbon Open Room competition for their project "Urban Platform". 

One of 67 teams to enter the competition's "Young Architects" category, the team developed a modular urban intervention for Lisbon, Portugal, with the intention of "[providing] a more flexible space" for the city's urban centre. Learn more about the winning project and view selected images after the break.

Courtesy of Bumjin Kim, Minyoung Kim Site History Diagrams. Image Courtesy of Bumjin Kim, Minyoung Kim Courtesy of Bumjin Kim, Minyoung Kim Courtesy of Bumjin Kim, Minyoung Kim +8

Texugueira House / Contaminar Arquitectos

10:00 - 18 March, 2015
Texugueira House / Contaminar 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 +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Leiria, Portugal
  • Design Team

    arch. Joel Esperança, arch. Ruben Vaz, designer Romeu Sousa
  • Collaborators

    Frederico Louçano, Margarida Carrilho, Hugo Rainho
  • Area

    233.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 7 – Peeking Through the Windows of Porto

08:00 - 16 March, 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 composed 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’ sixth episode about Porto’s doors, and now we present Episode 7 – Windows. Read the producers’ description of the latest episode after the break.

Casa Na Mouraria / José Andrade Rocha

10:00 - 15 March, 2015
Casa Na Mouraria / José Andrade Rocha, © Ricardo Oliveira Alves
© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves +27

Vidigal House / Contaminar Arquitectos

10:00 - 13 March, 2015
Vidigal House / Contaminar 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 +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Leiria, Portugal
  • Design Team

    arch. Joel Esperança, arch. Ruben Vaz, designer Romeu Sousa
  • Collaborators

    Frederico Louçano, Hugo Rainho, Margarida Carrilho
  • Area

    246.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

RENOVA Store & Theatre / Phyd Arquitectura

06:00 - 12 March, 2015
RENOVA Store & Theatre / Phyd Arquitectura, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +22

SilverWoodHouse / Ernesto Pereira

06:00 - 9 March, 2015
SilverWoodHouse / Ernesto Pereira, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +34

House in Arrifana / Pedro Henrique

10:00 - 6 March, 2015
House in Arrifana / Pedro Henrique, © José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos +47

Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 6 – Walking Through the Doors of Porto

12:00 - 5 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’ fifth episode on Porto’s textures, and now we present Episode 6 – Doors. Read the producers’ description of the video after the break.

Office Conversion in Cascais / GGLLatelier

16:00 - 4 March, 2015
Office Conversion in Cascais / GGLLatelier, Courtesy of GGLL atelier
Courtesy of GGLL atelier

Courtesy of GGLL atelier Courtesy of GGLL atelier Courtesy of GGLL atelier Courtesy of GGLL atelier +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cascais, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Gabriela Gonçalves, Leonel Lopes
  • Design Team

    José Doroana, Miguel Malaquias, Gary Barber, Alexandre Gonçalves
  • Project Year

    2014

Urban House in Tua do Lindo Vale / Ana Cláudia Monteiro + Vítor Oliveira

10:00 - 4 March, 2015
Urban House in Tua do Lindo Vale  / Ana Cláudia Monteiro + Vítor Oliveira , © José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos +27

  • Architects

    Ana Cláudia Monteiro + Vítor Oliveira
  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Area

    249.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Prazeres House / José Adrião Arquitectos

10:00 - 3 March, 2015
Prazeres House / José Adrião 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 +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisboa, Portugal
  • Architecture - Phase 01

    Tiago Mota (Project Manager), Carla Gonçalves, Luís Valente, Rui Didier, Tatiana Mourisca
  • Architecture - Phase 02

    Ricardo Aboim Inglez (Project Manager), Margarida Lameiro, Rute Ribeiro, Tiago Mota
  • Project Area

    351 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

AR Issues: Architects Don't Invent, They Transform

09:30 - 2 March, 2015
AR Issues: Architects Don't Invent, They Transform, Courtesy of The Architectural Review
Courtesy of The Architectural Review

ArchDaily is continuing our partnership with The Architectural Review, bringing you short introductions to the themes of the magazine’s monthly editions. In this editorial from AR’s February 2015 issue, AR Editor Catherine Slessor reflects on Álvaro Siza's ouevre, from his early work in Évora to his latest effort in China. Though the latter is admittedly elegant, Slessor concludes that in comparison to his older transformative designs the recent incarnation of "brand Siza" is a "predictable triumph of style over content."

The great Portuguese Modernist Fernando Távora once remarked "Style is not of importance; what counts is the relation between the work and life, style is only the consequence of it." His friend and protégé Álvaro Siza echoed this sentiment when he said: "Architecture does not have a pre-established language nor does it establish a language. It is a response to a concrete problem, a situation in transformation, in which I participate. In architecture, we have already passed the phase during which we thought that the unity of language would resolve everything. A pre-established language, pure, beautiful, does not interest me."

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