Tour Through Miguel Arruda’s “Factory of Words” in Portugal

12:00 - 19 September, 2015

On the northern bank of Portugal’s Tagus River lies Miguel Arruda Arquitectos Associados’ Vila Franca de Xira Municipal Library. Dubbed the “Factory of Words” because of its location on the site of a former rice mill, the white building is marked by a triangular slit that runs through its floors. This video, by Sara Nunes from Building Pictures, features different perspectives of the library juxtaposed with an interview with the architect, where he explains the building’s connection with the city and the river as well as how they sought to create a library program that incorporates a broader use of the public space.

Anjos Loft / João Tiago Aguiar

09:00 - 19 September, 2015

Rehabilitation in Cascais / Humberto Conde

02:00 - 5 September, 2015
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +28

Casas Caiadas / Pereira Miguel Arquitectos

09:00 - 4 September, 2015
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Rute Raposo © Rute Raposo © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +56

Sobrosa School / CNLL

13:00 - 2 September, 2015
© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido +16

Water Tank / Pedro Bandeira + João Figueira e Associados

11:00 - 1 September, 2015
© Helder Sousa
© Helder Sousa

© Helder Sousa © Helder Sousa © Helder Sousa © Helder Sousa +12

Multimedia Center / CNLL

02:00 - 30 August, 2015
© Luís Ferreira Alves I Jorge Santos
© Luís Ferreira Alves I Jorge Santos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Espinho, Portugal
  • Area

    4650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2000
  • Photographs

    Luís Ferreira Alves I Jorge Santos

© Luís Ferreira Alves I Jorge Santos © Luís Ferreira Alves I Jorge Santos © Luís Ferreira Alves I Jorge Santos © Luís Ferreira Alves I Jorge Santos +22

2M House / Salworks

05:00 - 29 August, 2015
Courtesy of Salworks
Courtesy of Salworks
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ponta Delgada, Portugal
  • Author

    Rui Sabino de Sousa
  • Collaborator

    Gonçalo Cordeiro Pires
  • Project Area

    213.37 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Salworks

Courtesy of Salworks Courtesy of Salworks Courtesy of Salworks Courtesy of Salworks +35

Dental Clinic in Porto / Ren Pepe Arquitetos

15:00 - 28 August, 2015
© Ricardo Loureiro
© Ricardo Loureiro

© Ricardo Loureiro © Ricardo Loureiro © Ricardo Loureiro © Ricardo Loureiro +32

Baltar School / CNLL

05:00 - 28 August, 2015
© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido +14

Padre Botte House / CNLL

09:00 - 26 August, 2015
© Marcos Oliveira
© Marcos Oliveira

© Marcos Oliveira © Marcos Oliveira © Marcos Oliveira © Marcos Oliveira +19

The "PopCraft Kiosk" / André Vieira + Flávio Serpa

15:00 - 25 August, 2015
Courtesy of André Vieira, Flávio Serpa, Carlos Vieira e do Centro Regional de Apoio ao Artesanato dos Governo Regional dos Açores
Courtesy of André Vieira, Flávio Serpa, Carlos Vieira e do Centro Regional de Apoio ao Artesanato dos Governo Regional dos Açores
  • Architects

    André Vieira + Flávio Serpa
  • Location

    Azores, Portugal
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of André Vieira, Flávio Serpa, Carlos Vieira e do Centro Regional de Apoio ao Artesanato dos Governo Regional dos Açores

Courtesy of André Vieira, Flávio Serpa, Carlos Vieira e do Centro Regional de Apoio ao Artesanato dos Governo Regional dos Açores Courtesy of André Vieira, Flávio Serpa, Carlos Vieira e do Centro Regional de Apoio ao Artesanato dos Governo Regional dos Açores Courtesy of André Vieira, Flávio Serpa, Carlos Vieira e do Centro Regional de Apoio ao Artesanato dos Governo Regional dos Açores Courtesy of André Vieira, Flávio Serpa, Carlos Vieira e do Centro Regional de Apoio ao Artesanato dos Governo Regional dos Açores +48

Lisbon Falls / Marcelo Dantas

09:00 - 25 August, 2015
Courtesy of Marcelo Dantas
Courtesy of Marcelo Dantas

Courtesy of Marcelo Dantas Courtesy of Marcelo Dantas Courtesy of Marcelo Dantas Courtesy of Marcelo Dantas +13

Vilela School / CNLL

05:00 - 24 August, 2015
© 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

The Big Horn / Mezzo Atelier

02:00 - 19 August, 2015
© Milton Pereira
© Milton Pereira
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ponta Delgada, Portugal
  • Area

    125.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Milton Pereira, Rui Soares, Sara Pinheiro, Courtesy of Mezzo Atelier

© Rui Soares © Sara Pinheiro © Milton Pereira Courtesy of Mezzo Atelier +17

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Namibia / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos

15:00 - 18 August, 2015
© A Caixa Negra
© A Caixa Negra

© A Caixa Negra © A Caixa Negra © A Caixa Negra © A Caixa Negra +30

DrDerm Dermatology Clinic / Atelier Central Arquitectos

09:00 - 14 August, 2015
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +39

The Legacy of Dictatorial Architecture in our Cities

04:05 - 14 August, 2015
Moscow State University: one of the 'Seven Sisters'. Image © Tinou Bao
Moscow State University: one of the 'Seven Sisters'. Image © Tinou Bao

For the latest edition of The UrbanistMonocle 24's weekly "guide to making better cities," the team travel to Moscow, Portugal and Hong Kong to examine how "architecture has always been the unfortunate sidekick of any dictatorial regime." In the process they ask what these buildings actually stand for, and explore the legacy of the architecture of Fascist, Imperial and Brutalist regimes from around the world today. From the Seven Sisters in Moscow to António de Oliveira Salazar's Ministry of Internal Affairs in Lisbon, this episode asks how colonial, dictatorial and power-obsessed architecture has shaped our cities.