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ArchDaily Editors Select 20 (More) Amazing 21st Century Museums

09:00 - 18 May, 2015

In honor of International Museum Day we’ve collected twenty compelling museum projects. In this round up you’ll find a truly global selection; from Wang Shu's Ningbo Historic Museum in China and Tod Williams + Billie Tsien's Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia to Monoblock's Contemporary Art Museum in Buenos Aires, see all of our editors’ favorites after the break!

House NX / ARX

01:00 - 19 September, 2014
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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11 Houses in Murtal / ARX

01:00 - 14 September, 2014
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +33

Forum Sintra / ARX

01:00 - 9 September, 2014
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

  • Architect in Charge

    ChapmanTaylor España - Arquitectura y Urbanismo, ARX PORTUGAL, Arquitectos Lda., José Mateus, Nuno Mateus
  • Design Team

    Sofia Raposo, Ricardo Guerreiro, Emanuel Rebelo, Fábio Cortês, Diana Afonso, Miguel Torres, Filipe Cardoso, Marc Anguille, Bruno Martins, Joana Pedro, Décio Cardoso
  • Area

    23000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +29

Mythos Building / ARX

01:00 - 24 December, 2013
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Parque das Nações, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Nuno Mateus, José Mateus
  • Design Team

    Paulo Rocha, Sónia Luz, Bruno Gonçalves, Gonçalo Azevedo, Nuno PInto, Ruden Arend, Sofia Raposo.
  • Area

    15300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG +44

Coimbra Blood Bank / ARX

01:00 - 21 December, 2013
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    3060-284 Covões, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    José Mateus, Nuno Mateus
  • Design Team

    Paulo Rocha, Stefano Riva, Marco Roque Antunes, Nuno Grancho, Tiago Santos, Andreia Tomé, Tânia Pedro, Clara Martins, Pedro Sousa, Alain Gameiro
  • Area

    4100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG +51

Ílhavo Maritime Museum Extension / ARX

01:00 - 9 July, 2013
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +33

Caneças High School / ARX

01:00 - 2 July, 2013
© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra
© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra
  • Architects

  • Location

    Caneças, Portugal
  • Principals in Charge

    Nuno Mateus and José Mateus
  • Work Team

    Ricardo Guerreiro, Fábio Cortês, Ana Fontes, João Dantas, Sofia Raposo, Mariana Sá, Emanuel Rebelo, Diana Afonso, Miguel Torres, Filipe Cardoso, Bruno Martins, Marc Anguill, Gaia Pelizzari, Rodrigo Henriques
  • Area

    11600.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    FG+SG - Fernando Guerra

© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra © FG+SG - Fernando Guerra © FG+SG - Fernando Guerra © FG+SG - Fernando Guerra +36

House in Leiria / ARX Portugal

01:00 - 29 September, 2011
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
  • Architects

  • Location

    Leiria, Portugal
  • Architects

    ARX / José Mateus + Nuno Mateus, Sofia Raposo, Bruno Gonçalves, Pedro Jesus
  • Engineering

    SAFRE, Projectos e Estudos de Engenharia, Lda.
  • Contractor

    Manuel Mateus Frazão
  • Area

    1010.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra +28

House in Possanco / ARX Portugal

01:00 - 22 June, 2011
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
  • Architects

  • Location

    Possanco, 7580, Portugal
  • Architects

    ARX - José Mateus, Nuno Mateus, with Stefano Riva
  • Project Team

     Stefano Riva, Paulo Rocha
  • Structural Engineering

    SAFRE, Projectos e Estudos de Engenharia Lda.
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra +17

Video: Ílhavo City Library / ARX

11:00 - 25 March, 2011

Back in 2009 we published the Ílhavo City Library by ARX. Located in the remains of the Manor Visconde de Almeida, it’s a noble house from the 17th-18th century, that was later transformed and demolished.

Ilhavo City Library / ARX Portugal

01:00 - 7 January, 2009
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ilhavo, Portugal
  • Architects

    José Mateus y Nuno Mateus
  • Project Team

    Paulo Rocha, Stefano Riva, Andreia Tomé, Gonçalo Manteigas, João Rodrigues, Marco Roque Antunes, Nuno Grancho, Pedro Sousa, Sónia Luz
  • Landscape

    ARX PORTUGAL, Arquitectos Lda.
  • Structure

    SAFRE, Estudos e Projectos de Engenharia Lda.
  • Mechanical Planning

    PEN, Projectos de Engenharia Lda.
  • Sanitary Planning

    AQUADOMUS, Consultores Lda.
  • Area

    3200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2005

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House II in Aroeira / ARX Portugal

01:00 - 16 October, 2008
  • Architects

  • Location

    2825 Caparica, Portugal
  • Architects

    ARX PORTUGAL - José Mateus y Nuno Mateus
  • Project Team

    Paulo Rocha, Stefano Riva, Andreia Tomé, Marco Roque Antunes, Pedro Sousa, Tânia Pedro
  • Structure

    SAFRE, Projectos e Estudos de Engenharia Lda.
  • Area

    640.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007

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Barreiro College of Technology / ARX Portugal

01:00 - 8 October, 2008
  • Architects

  • Location

    Barreiro, Portugal
  • Architects

    ARX PORTUGAL - José Mateus y Nuno Mateus
  • Project Team

    Paulo Rocha, Stefano Riva, Andreia Tomé, Clara Martins, Marco Roque Antunes, Nuno Grancho, Pedro Alves, Pedro Dourado, Pedro Sousa, Tânia Pedro, Francisco Marques, Sónia Luz
  • Structure

    TAL PROJECTO, Projectos, Estudos e Projectos de Engenharia Lda.
  • Client

    Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal
  • Area

    10500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2003

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House in Romeirão / ARX Portugal

01:00 - 24 September, 2008
  • Architects

  • Location

    Estrada da Casa Nova Romeirão, 2655-420, Portugal
  • Architects

    ARX PORTUGAL - José Mateus y Nuno Mateus
  • Project Team

    Paulo Rocha, Marco Roque Antunes, Susana Ferreira
  • Structure

    SAFRE, Projectos e Estudos de Engenharia Lda.
  • Area

    340.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2002

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