"Urban Platform" Wins First in Lisbon Open Room Competition

12:00 - 21 March, 2015
Courtesy of Bumjin Kim, Minyoung Kim
Courtesy of Bumjin Kim, Minyoung Kim

Recent graduates Bumjin Kim of MIT and Minyoung Kim of Columbia University have won first place in ARCHmedium's Lisbon Open Room competition for their project "Urban Platform". 

One of 67 teams to enter the competition's "Young Architects" category, the team developed a modular urban intervention for Lisbon, Portugal, with the intention of "[providing] a more flexible space" for the city's urban centre. Learn more about the winning project and view selected images after the break.

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Texugueira House / Contaminar Arquitectos

10:00 - 18 March, 2015
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 7 – Peeking Through the Windows of Porto

08:00 - 16 March, 2015

ArchDaily has teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their video series “Arquitectura à Moda do Porto,” which highlights Porto’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’ sixth episode about Porto’s doors, and now we present Episode 7 – Windows. Read the producers’ description of the latest episode after the break.

Casa Na Mouraria / José Andrade Rocha

10:00 - 15 March, 2015
© Ricardo Oliveira Alves
© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

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Vidigal House / Contaminar Arquitectos

10:00 - 13 March, 2015
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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RENOVA Store & Theatre / Phyd Arquitectura

06:00 - 12 March, 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

SilverWoodHouse / Ernesto Pereira

06:00 - 9 March, 2015

House in Arrifana / Pedro Henrique

10:00 - 6 March, 2015
© José Campos
© José Campos

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Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 6 – Walking Through the Doors of Porto

12:00 - 5 March, 2015

We teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their video series “,” which highlights Porto’s most significant buildings over the last 20 years.

The series was launched in December 2013 and is comprised of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, nature, textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Last week we presented the series’ fifth episode on Porto’s textures, and now we present Episode 6 – Doors. Read the producers’ description of the video after the break.

Office Conversion in Cascais / GGLLatelier

16:00 - 4 March, 2015
Courtesy of GGLL atelier
Courtesy of GGLL atelier
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cascais, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Gabriela Gonçalves, Leonel Lopes
  • Design Team

    José Doroana, Miguel Malaquias, Gary Barber, Alexandre Gonçalves
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of GGLL atelier

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Urban House in Tua do Lindo Vale / Ana Cláudia Monteiro + Vítor Oliveira

10:00 - 4 March, 2015
© José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos +27

Prazeres House / José Adrião Arquitectos

10:00 - 3 March, 2015
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Architecture - Phase 01

    Tiago Mota (Project Manager), Carla Gonçalves, Luís Valente, Rui Didier, Tatiana Mourisca
  • Architecture - Phase 02

    Ricardo Aboim Inglez (Project Manager), Margarida Lameiro, Rute Ribeiro, Tiago Mota
  • Project Area

    351 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +24

AR Issues: Architects Don't Invent, They Transform

09:30 - 2 March, 2015
Courtesy of The Architectural Review
Courtesy of The Architectural Review

ArchDaily is continuing our partnership with The Architectural Review, bringing you short introductions to the themes of the magazine’s monthly editions. In this editorial from AR’s February 2015 issue, AR Editor Catherine Slessor reflects on Álvaro Siza's ouevre, from his early work in Évora to his latest effort in China. Though the latter is admittedly elegant, Slessor concludes that in comparison to his older transformative designs the recent incarnation of "brand Siza" is a "predictable triumph of style over content."

The great Portuguese Modernist Fernando Távora once remarked "Style is not of importance; what counts is the relation between the work and life, style is only the consequence of it." His friend and protégé Álvaro Siza echoed this sentiment when he said: "Architecture does not have a pre-established language nor does it establish a language. It is a response to a concrete problem, a situation in transformation, in which I participate. In architecture, we have already passed the phase during which we thought that the unity of language would resolve everything. A pre-established language, pure, beautiful, does not interest me."

Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 5 - the Varied Textures of Porto

08:00 - 2 March, 2015

We teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their video series “,” which highlights Porto’s most significant buildings over the last 20 years.

The series was launched in December 2013 and is comprised of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, nature, textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Last week we presented the series’ fourth episode on Porto's natural environment, and now we present Episode 5 – Textures. Read the producers’ description of the video after the break.

Pala Living Room / Nuno Melo Sousa

03:00 - 27 February, 2015
© José Campos
© José Campos

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Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 4, Natural Porto

00:00 - 24 February, 2015

We have 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 comprised 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’ third episode about Porto’s balconies, and now we present Episode 4 – Nature. Read the producers’ description of Episode 4 after the break.

Alvega Canoeing Center / ateliermob

23:30 - 23 February, 2015
© Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

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Kinematix / LIKEarchitects

01:00 - 21 February, 2015
© Dinis Sottomayor Photography
© Dinis Sottomayor Photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Diogo Aguiar, Teresa Otto, João Jesus and Tània Costa Coll, Álvaro Vila Iturbe
  • Client

    Kinematix
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Dinis Sottomayor Photography

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