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Projects by Alejandro Aravena and Carrilho da Graça Announced in Lisbon

18:00 - 12 February, 2017
Projects by Alejandro Aravena and Carrilho da Graça Announced in Lisbon, via Sede EDP / Aires Mateus
via Sede EDP / Aires Mateus

Público published a report today that Chilean architect and 2016 Pritzker Prize Laureate Alejandro Aravena has been invited to design a project for the EDP (Energias de Portugal), complementing the Aires Mateus-designed Sede da EDP (EDP Headquarters) in Lisbon.

At the end of 2016 Portuguese architect João Luis Carrilho da Graça was invited to design a hotel to support the EDP's new facilities and refurbishment of its existing spaces. Carrilho da Graça is also responsible for the urban plan of the area in which the projects will be developed and built--the Zona da Boavista Nascente, between Santos and the Cais do Sodré

Paço de Vitorino Hotel / PROD arquitectura & design

02:00 - 12 February, 2017
Paço de Vitorino Hotel / PROD arquitectura & design, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado Paço de Vitorino Hotel / PROD arquitectura & design +82

Watch AL_A’s MAAT Museum in Lisbon Shimmer in this 4K Timelapse Video

14:00 - 7 February, 2017

Located along banks of the Tagus in the Lisbon neighborhood of Belém, AL_A's recently completed Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology (MAAT) has brightened up the Lisbon waterfront with its sleek form and glimmering materiality since its opening last October. These qualities have now been captured in a 4K timelapse video by photographer and filmmaker Alejandro Villanueva. The video shows how the building’s presence transforms throughout the day, as the sun reflects off of its unique ceramic facade.

© Alejandro Villanueva © Alejandro Villanueva © Alejandro Villanueva © Alejandro Villanueva +16

Moinho das Fragas / Bruno Dias arquitectura

03:00 - 7 February, 2017
Moinho das Fragas  / Bruno Dias arquitectura, © Hugo Santos Silva
© Hugo Santos Silva

© Hugo Santos Silva © Hugo Santos Silva © Hugo Santos Silva © Hugo Santos Silva +33

Casa dos Abraços / Marlene Uldschmidt

09:00 - 3 February, 2017
Casa dos Abraços / Marlene Uldschmidt, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +30

Learn How This Portuguese Project Was Inspired by Strong Winds and a Striking Landscape

12:00 - 29 January, 2017
Learn How This Portuguese Project Was Inspired by Strong Winds and a Striking Landscape, © Damião Santos
© Damião Santos

This article is part of our new series "Material in Focus", where we ask architects to share with us their creative process through the choice of materials that define important parts of the construction of their buildings.

This station and command post located in the Serra do Alvão, Portugal functions as a technical building supporting the wind farm. Surrounded by a unique landscape with beautiful views of the valley, the place is known for being isolated and home to a rather hostile climate, exposed to strong winds and extreme temperatures. We talked with architects Ricardo and Sofia Senos of the M2.SENOS studio to learn more about their material choices and the challenges of the project.

© Damião Santos © Damião Santos © Damião Santos © Damião Santos +17

Five Terraces and a Garden / corpo atelier

11:00 - 24 January, 2017
© Ricardo Oliveira Alves
© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Quarteira, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Filipe Paixão
  • Team

    Filipe Paixão, Rui Martins
  • Area

    380.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Anticlimax: A Report on The Metabolist Dream. Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo 1972-2013 / Fala Atelier

03:00 - 22 January, 2017

Anticlimax: A Report on The Metabolist Dream. Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo 1972-2013 / Fala Atelier Anticlimax: A Report on The Metabolist Dream. Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo 1972-2013 / Fala Atelier Anticlimax: A Report on The Metabolist Dream. Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo 1972-2013 / Fala Atelier Anticlimax: A Report on The Metabolist Dream. Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo 1972-2013 / Fala Atelier +21

  • Architect

  • Location

    Campo de Santa Clara 142, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Area

    48.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013

Lar Casa de Magalhães / Carvalho Araújo, Arquitectura e Design

13:00 - 20 January, 2017
Lar Casa de Magalhães / Carvalho Araújo, Arquitectura e Design, ©  Hugo Carvalho Araújo
© Hugo Carvalho Araújo

©  Hugo Carvalho Araújo ©  Hugo Carvalho Araújo ©  Hugo Carvalho Araújo ©  Hugo Carvalho Araújo +22

Quinta do Carregal / WAATAA_we are all together around architecture

09:00 - 20 January, 2017
Quinta do Carregal  / WAATAA_we are all together around architecture, © WAATAA PHOTOGRAPHY
© WAATAA PHOTOGRAPHY

© WAATAA PHOTOGRAPHY © WAATAA PHOTOGRAPHY © WAATAA PHOTOGRAPHY © WAATAA PHOTOGRAPHY +23

Museum of Mechanical Music / Miguel Marcelino

05:00 - 19 January, 2017
Museum of Mechanical Music / Miguel Marcelino, © Archive Miguel Marcelino
© Archive Miguel Marcelino

© Archive Miguel Marcelino © Archive Miguel Marcelino © Archive Miguel Marcelino © Archive Miguel Marcelino +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua dos Alegrias, Quinta do Rei - Arraiados, 1955-281 Pinhal Novo, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Miguel Marcelino
  • Area

    1040.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The 10 Best Global* Architecture Projects of 2016 (*Asia, Africa and South America Not Excluded)

08:00 - 15 January, 2017
The 10 Best Global* Architecture Projects of 2016 (*Asia, Africa and South America Not Excluded)

As the common phrase attests, “history is written by the victors.” We therefore know that the story of the West is that of Europe and the United States, while the other actors in world history are minimized or invisible: it happened to the Chinese and Japanese during World War II, to the Ottoman Empire in sixteenth-century Europe, and to racial majorities in the common reading of Latin American independence. The same thing happens in architecture.

The current boom of the Global South is based not only on new work, but rather on the recognition of an invisible architecture which was apparently not worthy of publication in the journals of the 1990s. The world stage has changed, with the emergence of a humanity that is decentralized yet local; globalized, yet heterogeneous; accelerated, yet unbalanced. There are no longer red and blue countries, but a wide variety of colors, exploding like a Pollock painting.

This serves as a preamble to consider the outstanding projects of 2016 according to the British critic Oliver Wainwright, whose map of the world appears to extend from New York in the West to Oslo in the East, with the exception of Birzeit in Palestine. The Global South represents more than 40% of the global economy and already includes most of the world’s megacities, yet has no architecture worthy of recognition? We wanted to highlight the following projects in order to expand the western-centric world view, enabling us to truly comprehend the extent of architectural innovation on a global scale.

Student Residences / Adalberto Dias

03:00 - 12 January, 2017
Student Residences / Adalberto Dias, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Agra, 4525, Portugal
  • Team

    Ana Costa, Armênio Teixeira, Ana Claudia Monteiro, Nuno Rocha
  • Area

    6045.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Interview with Álvaro Siza: “Beauty Is the Peak of Functionality!”

09:30 - 11 January, 2017
Interview  with Álvaro Siza: “Beauty Is the Peak of Functionality!”, Fundação Iberê Camargo. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG
Fundação Iberê Camargo. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG

Throughout the 60-year career of Álvaro Siza, his work has continuously defied categorization--having variously been described as “critical regionalism” and “poetic modernism,” with neither quite capturing the true essence of Siza's intuitive architecture. In this interview, the latest in Vladimir Belogolovsky's “City of Ideas” series, Siza discusses those attempts to categorize his work, his design approach and the role of beauty in his designs.

Vladimir Belogolovsky: Your student, Eduardo Souto de Moura said, “Siza’s houses are just like cats sleeping in the sun.”

Álvaro Siza: [Laughs.] Yes, he meant that my buildings assume the most natural postures on the site. There is also a reference in that to the human body.

Auditorium Theatre of Llinars del Valles . Image © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG Fire Station in Santo Tirso. Image © Joao Morgado - Architecture Photography The Building on the Water / Álvaro Siza + Carlos Castanheira. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG Boa Nova Tea House. Image © Samuel Ludwig +33

MR&MRS White Store / Paulo Merlini arquitetos

05:00 - 4 January, 2017
MR&MRS White Store / Paulo Merlini arquitetos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +18

QL House / Visioarq Arquitectos

09:00 - 26 December, 2016
QL House / Visioarq 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

Costa House / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

15:00 - 23 December, 2016
Costa House / João Tiago Aguiar 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 +21

Graça Apartment / Fala Atelier

09:00 - 21 December, 2016
Graça Apartment  / Fala Atelier, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Project Team

    Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, Clara Pailler, Mariana Silva, Lera Samovich
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs