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AD Classics: Expo'98 Portuguese National Pavilion / Álvaro Siza

At the Expo ’98 Portuguese National Pavilion, structure and architectural form work in graceful harmony. Situated at the mouth of the Tagus River in Lisbon, Portugal, the heart of the design is an enormous and impossibly thin concrete canopy, draped effortlessly between two mighty porticoes and framing a commanding view of the water. The simple, gestural move is both weightless and mighty, a bold architectural solution to the common problem of the covered public plaza. Under the graceful touch of Álvaro Siza Vieira, physics and physical form theatrically engage one another, and simplicity and clarity elevate the pavilion to the height of modern sophistication.

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Milhundos House / Graciana Oliveira

  • Architects: Graciana Oliveira
  • Location: Penafiel, Portugal
  • Area: 420.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: João Morgado

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Wood Structure Inside Stone Walls / Corpo Atelier

  • Architects: Corpo Atelier
  • Location: Sernancelhe, Portugal
  • Design Team: Filipe Paixão
  • Construction: Window to the Future (www.wtfc.pt) and Opus Nobel Energia
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Ricardo Oliveira Alves

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A029 / Camarim Arquitectos

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Pieres House / Graciana Oliveira

  • Architects: Graciana Oliveira
  • Location: Penafiel, Portugal
  • Area: 430.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: João Morgado

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Ozadi Hotel / Pedro Campos Costa

  • Architects: Pedro Campos Costa
  • Location: Tavira, Portugal
  • Design Team: Pedro Campos Costa, Verónica de Mello, Silvia Bechi, Giulia Castelarin, Werner Peruzzo, Nuno Pereira , Ana Isabel Fernandes, Gonçalo Pacheco, Katarzyna Augustyniak e Daniela Figueiredo
  • Photographs: José Campos

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Penafiel House / Graciana Oliveira

  • Architects: Graciana Oliveira
  • Location: Penafiel, Portugal
  • Area: 432.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: João Morgado

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Casa do Povo da Maia Nursery / M-Arquitectos

  • Architects: M-Arquitectos
  • Location: Ribeira Grande, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: Fernando Monteiro
  • Project Team: Marco Resendes, Miguel Sousa, Diana Policarpo, Pedro Furtado, Maria Bento, Susana Ferreira
  • Project Area: 670 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Paulo Goulart

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Bungalows. Seven Cities / M-Arquitectos

  • Architects: M-Arquitectos
  • Location: 9555 Sete Cidades, Portugal
  • Project Architects: Fernando Monteiro, Marco Resendes, Miguel Sousa
  • Project Coordinator: Fernando Monteiro
  • Team: Marco Resendes, Miguel Sousa, Pedro Furtado, Diana Policarpo, Maria Melo Bento
  • Project Area: 346.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Paulo Goulart

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Casa no Restelo / Antonio Costa Lima Arquitectos

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Hair Salon / CorreiaRagazzi arquitectos

  • Architects: CorreiaRagazzi arquitectos
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Area: 110.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Luís Ferreira Alves

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AR Vinhos / Paulo Martins Arq&Design

  • Architects: Paulo Martins Arq&Design
  • Location: Aveiro, Portugal
  • Area: 70.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Ana Tavares

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Plataforma Zero KIOSK / A2OFFICE®

  • Architects: A2OFFICE®
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: Alberto Dias Ribeiro
  • Area: 20.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: AL.MA Photography | Alexandra Marques

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Rehabilitation of an Apartment / CorreiaRagazzi arquitectos

  • Architects: CorreiaRagazzi arquitectos
  • Location: Braga, Portugal
  • Area: 375.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Luís Ferreira Alves

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Marina Douro / Barbosa & Guimaraes Architects

  • Architects: Barbosa & Guimaraes Architects
  • Location: Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: José António Barbosa, Pedro Lopes Guimarães
  • Area: 2230.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: José Campos

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CVDB Arquitectos Wins Contest for Student Housing in Lisbon

CVDB Arquitectos has won a competition for a new student accommodation block at Lisbon University's Pólo da Ajuda campus. The building consists of three interconnected but structurally separate units arranged around a central courtyard, with the internal layout being determined by the modular unit of the individual bedrooms. On the South side of the building, at street level, the building's communal spaces and vital services provide a sense of transparency in the otherwise opaque building, connecting the central courtyard and the life of the students to the street outside.

Elementary School S. João Brito / CorreiaRagazzi arquitectos

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