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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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

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

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
Urban Requalification of S. Martinho do Porto / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos, © José Manuel Rodrigues
© José Manuel Rodrigues

© José Manuel Rodrigues © José Manuel Rodrigues © José Manuel Rodrigues © José Manuel Rodrigues +21

  • 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

New Judiciary Police Department ‘s Headquarters / Saraiva + Associados

01:00 - 17 May, 2014
New Judiciary Police Department ‘s Headquarters / 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 +14

Building Rehabilitation in Lagos / Vitor Vilhena Architecture

01:00 - 16 May, 2014
Building Rehabilitation in Lagos / Vitor Vilhena Architecture, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lagos, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Vitor Vilhena, Michael Vieira, Liliana Sequeira, Mario Espinha
  • Area

    2605.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

The Lifting House / Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

01:00 - 10 May, 2014
The Lifting House / 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 Courtesy of Guedes Cruz Arquitectos +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cascais, Portugal
  • Architects in Charge

    José Guedes Cruz, Marco Martínez Marinho, César Marques.
  • Area

    640.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

Nossa Senhora da Conceição School / Pitagoras Group

00:00 - 9 May, 2014
Nossa Senhora da Conceição School  / Pitagoras Group, © Luís Ferreira Alves
© Luís Ferreira Alves

© Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves +29

  • 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

Fábio Coentrão House / António Fernandez Architects

01:00 - 8 May, 2014
Fábio Coentrão House / António Fernandez Architects, © 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
AD Round Up: Portugal's Micro-Hotels, 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
Casa Isabel / Marcelo Magalhães + Paulo Silvestre, © Inês d'Orey
© Inês d'Orey

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