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EDP / RCA – Regino Cruz Arquitectos

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects: RCA – Regino Cruz Arquitectos
  • Location: Leiria, Portugal
  • Design Team: Regino Cruz, Célide Cruz, Filipe Balestra, Sara Göransson, Rafael Balestra, Hugo Ricardo, Ruben Mateus and Luís Pestana
  • Area: 1250.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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

Monocle's Inaugural Conference In Lisbon Asks: What Is Quality Of Life?

Monoclea briefing on global affairs, business, culture and design, was founded by in 2007 by Tyler Brûlé, the former Editor-in-Chief of Wallpaper*. With over thirty correspondents working around the world, the magazine also has local bureaux in Tokyo, New York City, Hong Kong, Zürich, Toronto, Istanbul and Singapore. This month saw the publication host their inaugural international conference, centering on the enduring theme that has preoccupied the magazine since launch: Quality of Life.

Set against the backdrop of Portugal's capital, Lisbon, the event was hosted by Brûlé alongside editors Andrew Tuck, Robert Bound, Sophie Grove and Steve Bloomfield. The opinions of twenty-three internationally renowned speakers―including Martin Roth (Director of London's Victoria & Albert Museum), Taco Dibbits (of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum) and Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld, alongside the Mayors of Oslo and Porto―were keenly listened to by 160 delegates who had traveled from across the world. The points for discussion allowed for a breadth of discourse that spanned housing and urbanism, to explorations of the 'high street' and the significance of the museum in the contemporary city. The thematic scope of these conversations made them accessible, inspirational and, more importantly, both relevant and widely applicable.

Isay Weinfeld discussing 'How to build the perfect house'. Image © Rodrigo Cardoso Delegates in the conference hall of the Four Seasons Ritz Hotel, Lisbon. Image © Rodrigo Cardoso Coffee on the terrace of the Four Seasons Ritz Hotel, Lisbon. Image © Rodrigo Cardoso Lunch on the terrace of the Four Seasons Ritz Hotel, Lisbon. Image © Rodrigo Cardoso

CA Crédito Agrícola / Marques Franco Arquitectos

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Machado de Castro National Museum Refurbishment / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos

  • Architects: Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos
  • Location: Largo Doutor José Rodrigues, 3000-373 Coimbra, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: Gonçalo Byrne
  • Area: 13130.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Duccio Malagamba

© Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba

Vira-Lata / Moradavaga

  • Architects: Moradavaga
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: Manfred Eccli, Pedro Cavaco Leitão
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Moradavaga

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AB House / Galeria Gabinete

  • Architects: Galeria Gabinete
  • Location: Penafiel, Portugal
  • Architecture : Helder de Carvalho
  • Project Manager : Helder de Carvalho
  • Team : Helder de Carvalho, Cláudio Ferreira, Sérgio Azevedo, Vasco Melo, Paulo Neves e Pedro Guedes
  • Photographs: José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos

Sign Up Now for Porto Academy 2015

Now for its third year, 's famed Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP) will host "Porto Academy" - a week-long summer session of lectures, workshop studios and trips open to students internationally that provides the opportunity to work with the profession's finest. Planned to take place from July 20th through the 27th, this year's class will have the chance to work closely with the architects of Pezo von EllrichshausenMenos é Mais and many others. See a complete list of participating architects and find more details, after the break. 

How Subvert Studio Proposes To Revive a Renowned Lisbon Landmark

With Lisbon now bouncing back from the 2008 recession, its estimated 12,000 buildings in decay offer plenty of opportunities to bring the city's buildings more in line with its new economic structure. In this article, originally published by Curbed as "What Could Be Next for a Noted Lisbon Modernist Relic?" Lisbon's Subvert Studio presents a speculative proposal for one of the city's most notable - and visible - modernist ruins.

Views from the balcony of what was once the Panoramic Restaurant of Monsanto show a band of green treetops, a stretch of white cityscape that spans Lisbon's old and new quarters, and a glimmering slice of the Tagus river beyond, mouthing toward the Atlantic. Bracketing the view is blue: a blue sky above, and below, a blue smash of broken glass, reflecting and refracting the sky's color. Wherever there is a vista at the Panoramic Restaurant of Monsanto, wherever there are windows—and the view is the focal point of the space—there is broken glass.

Last used as a club at the top of a 2,400-acre city park, the modernist structure has slipped ever further into riotous abandon since the mid-1990s. Windows have collapsed, graffiti long ago joined the reliefs by Portuguese ceramic muralist Querubim Lapa on the walls and the stained glass sculpture at the entry, chunks of ceiling have tumbled to the ground. And in recent months, a discussion has emerged: what to do with this city-owned modernist relic, which some estimate will require 20 million Euros to fix?

Apartamento 1757 / Camarim Arquitectos

  • Architects: Camarim Arquitectos
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Project Architects: Vasco Correia, Patrícia Sousa
  • Area: 146.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido

Santo António Museum / Site Specific Arquitectura + P-06 ATELIER

  • Architects: Site Specific Arquitectura, P-06 ATELIER
  • Location: Largo de Santo António da Sé, 1100-171 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: Patrícia Marques, J.Paulo Costa
  • Designers : Nuno Gusmão, Pedro Anjos
  • Team : Joana Prosépio, A.AL arquitectos
  • Area: 295.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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

PM House / M2.senos

  • Architects: M2.senos
  • Location: Aveiro, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: Ricardo Senos, Sofia Senos
  • Engineering: Amadeu Carvalho
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Ivo Tavares Studio

© Ivo Tavares Studio © Ivo Tavares Studio © Ivo Tavares Studio © Ivo Tavares Studio

VLM Bridge / AND-RÉ

  • Architects: AND-RÉ
  • Location: Vilamoura, 8125-507 Quarteira, Portugal
  • Architects In Charge: Bruno André, Francisco Salgado Ré
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: João Soares

© João Soares © João Soares © João Soares © João Soares

Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 10 - the Structures of Porto

We 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’ ninth episode about Porto’s pavements, and now we present Episode 10 – Structures. Read the producers’ description of the series' last episode after the break.

José Macedo Fragateiro Secondary School / Atelier d'Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

  • Architects: Atelier d'Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa
  • Location: Ovar, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: José António Lopes da Costa, Tiago Meireles
  • Co Workers: Rita Gonçalves, Filipe Ribeiro, Joana Jorge
  • Engineering: TERMOPROJECTO
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Manuel Aguiar

© Manuel Aguiar © Manuel Aguiar © Manuel Aguiar © Manuel Aguiar

MISS’OPO Guest House / Gustavo Guimarães

  • Architects: Gustavo Guimarães
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Design Team: Cláudia Reis, Teresa Bento, Miguel Fernandes, Carla Cruz
  • Area: 760.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Carlos Trancoso, Mariana Lopes

© Carlos Trancoso, Mariana Lopes © Carlos Trancoso, Mariana Lopes © Carlos Trancoso, Mariana Lopes © Carlos Trancoso, Mariana Lopes

Rehabilitation of Two Houses in Largo do Trovador / Pitagoras Arquitectos

  • Architects: Pitagoras Arquitectos
  • Location: Guimaraes, Portugal
  • Design Team: Arq. Fernando Seara de Sá, Arq. Raul Roque Figueiredo, Arq. Alexandre Coelho Lima, Arq. Manuel Luís Vilhena Roque
  • Collaborators: Arq. André Malheiro, Arq. Carla Guimarães, Arq. Fernando Torres, Des. Hélio Pinto
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: José Campos Architectural Photography

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Troia MED / MONTENEGRO Architects

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