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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

SH House / Paulo Martins

02:00 - 21 December, 2016
SH House / Paulo Martins, © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio
© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio Courtesy of  Paulo Martins + 47

Garage House / Fala Atelier

02:00 - 19 December, 2016
Garage House  / 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 + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, Mariana Silva, Camelia Petre, Clara Pailler
  • Consultant

    Paulo Sousa
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Material Focus: Expansion Inspired by Portuguese Tiles by João Tiago Aguiar

14:00 - 17 December, 2016
Material Focus: Expansion Inspired by Portuguese Tiles by João Tiago Aguiar, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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.

Casa Restelo was designed by Portuguese studio João Tiago Aguiar - architects. The 225 square meter project consists of the expansion of a 50's residence in the Restelo neighborhood, an area of semi-detached houses. For this project they also completely renovated the exterior facades, keeping the current look in mind while creating a new interpretation of the patterns inspired by traditional Portuguese tiles. We talked with the architect João Tiago Aguiar to know more about the material choices and the challenges of this project.

KuantoKusta Headquarters / A2OFFICE

02:00 - 17 December, 2016
KuantoKusta Headquarters / A2OFFICE, © AL.MA Fotografia
© AL.MA Fotografia

© AL.MA Fotografia © AL.MA Fotografia © AL.MA Fotografia © AL.MA Fotografia + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    4465 Leça do Balio, Portugal
  • Authors

    Alberto Dias Ribeiro
  • Area

    300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

House in Rua da Torrinha / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos

13:00 - 25 November, 2016
House in Rua da Torrinha  / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos, © A Caixa Negra
© A Caixa Negra

© A Caixa Negra © A Caixa Negra © A Caixa Negra © A Caixa Negra + 32

Óptica Queirós / Tsou Arquitectos

09:00 - 20 November, 2016
Óptica Queirós  / Tsou Arquitectos , © João Macedo
© João Macedo

© João Macedo © João Macedo © João Macedo © João Macedo + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Maria da Fonte 160, 4830-582 Póvoa de Lanhoso, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Tiago Tsou
  • Area

    54.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Baumhaus / Ana Coelho Arquitectura

05:00 - 19 November, 2016
Baumhaus  / Ana Coelho Arquitectura, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado + 36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Ana Coelho Arquitectura
  • Design Team

    Ana Coelho, Marta Martins
  • Area

    550.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs