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House in Gandra / Raulino Silva Arquitecto

  • Architects: Raulino Silva Arquitecto
  • Location: Rua da Ribeira, 4740-288 Esposende, Portugal
  • Design Team: Hélder Silva, Daniela Amorim, Ismael Santos, Cátia Sampaio
  • Area: 379.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: João Morgado

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SilverWoodHouse / Ernesto Pereira

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The Power Of The Plan: Drones And Architectural Photography

What is the draw of the aerial view? Whereas architects and designers often find solace in this particular spatial perspective there is a more inclusive, universal appeal to this way of seeing. The ease of access to online mapping services has increased our collective reliance on understanding our world from above.

Maps condense the planet into a little world inside our pocket, the commodification of which has universalised the ‘plan-view’ photograph. The question of whether or not their ubiquitous availability, having now been assimilated into our collective consciousness, is a positive step for the status of the plan is a discussion ongoing. Yet, in the face of this dilemma, architectural photographers are pushing the boundaries of drone technology in order to find new meaning.

Beijing No.4 High School Fangshan Campus / OPEN Architecture. Image © Xia Zhi Biomuseo / Gehry Partners. Image © Fernando Alda House in Fontinha / Manuel Aires Mateus + SIA arquitectura. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Terminal Rodoviario / Castelo Branco . Image © Joao Morgado

Technological Park in Obidos / Jorge Mealha

  • Architects: Jorge Mealha
  • Location: Óbidos Municipality, Portugal
  • Design Team: Andreia Baptista, Carlos Paulo, Diogo Oliveira Rosa, Filipa Ferreira da Silva, Filipa Collot, Gonçalo Freitas Silva, Inês Novais
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: João Morgado

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Faith & Form's 2014 Religious Art & Architecture Award Rewards Diversity in Religious Design

Originally published by The Huffington Post as "These Religious Architecture Award Winners Evoke The Sacred In Unconventional Ways," this article reveals the winners in the 2014 Religious Art & Architecture Award run by Faith & Form, an organization dedicated to promoting the architecture of worship.

What makes a space sacred?

If the winners of Faith & Form's 2014 Religious Art & Architecture award are any indication, it may be something different every time. A high ceiling, curved walls, stained glass windows or lush landscaping -- no two winners are alike, and yet each offers viewers a fresh way of interacting with the divine.

Take a look at some of Faith & Form's 2014 award and honor award winners for religious architecture after the break

© Peter Calvin © Paul Lukez Architecture © Alan Karchmer © David Sundberg/Esto

Milhundos House / Graciana Oliveira

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

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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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Penafiel House / Graciana Oliveira

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

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LOIOS Recovery / ODDA

  • Architects: ODDA
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Design Team: Diogo Brito, Rodrigo Vilas-Boas, Francisco Lencastre, Lourenço Menezes Rodrigues
  • Area: 2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Joao Morgado

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Pe no Monte - Rural Tourism / [i]da arquitectos

  • Architects: [i]da arquitectos
  • Location: 7630-174 Odemira, Portugal
  • Architects in Charge: Ivan de Sousa, Ines Antunes
  • Project Leader: Ivan de Sousa
  • Area: 820.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Joao Morgado

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Mulini Beach / Studio 3LHD

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Private Hospital Terra Quente / Pitagoras Arquitectos

  • Architects: Pitagoras Arquitectos
  • Location: 5370 Mirandela, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge: Fernando Seara de Sá, Raul Roque Figueiredo, Alexandre Coelho Lima, Manuel Luís Vilhena Roque
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: João Morgado

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Lone Outdoor Pools / 3LHD

  • Architects: 3LHD
  • Location: Šetalište Lona, 52210, Rovinj, Croatia
  • Area: 2473.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Siniša Gulić, Joao Morgado

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DM2 Housing / OODA

  • Architects: OODA
  • Location: Rua D. Manuel II, 4050 Porto, Portugal
  • Design Team: Diogo Brito, Rodrigo Vilas-Boas, Francisco Lencastre, Francisca Santos, Lourenço Menezes Rodrigues
  • Area: 1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Joao Morgado

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Building Rehabilitation in Lagos / Vitor Vilhena Architecture

  • Architects: Vitor Vilhena Architecture
  • Location: Lagos, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge: Vitor Vilhena, Michael Vieira, Liliana Sequeira, Mario Espinha
  • Area: 2605.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: João Morgado

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