Machado de Castro National Museum Refurbishment / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos

© Duccio Malagamba

Architects: Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos
Location: Largo Doutor José Rodrigues, 3000-373 Coimbra,
Architect In Charge: Gonçalo Byrne
Area: 13130.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Duccio Malagamba

Avelar Brotero Secondary School / Inês Lobo Arquitectos

© Leonardo Finotti

Architects: Inês Lobo Arquitectos
Location: Coimbra,
Architect In Charge:
Area: 12000.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

N10-Eiras Sports Facility / Comoco

© – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Architects: Comoco
Location: , Portugal
Partners In Charge: Luís Miguel Correia, Nelson Mota, Susana Constantino
Area: 2,385 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Campo de Santa Cruz / José Cabral Dias + Luís Miguel Correia

© | FG + SG

Architects: José Cabral Dias + Luís Miguel Correia
Location: Coimbra, Portugal
Authors: José Cabral Dias, Luís Miguel Correia
Collaborators: Daniel Gameiro, Luís Spranger Carvalho, Nuno Ferreira Barbosa, João Fôja, Patrícia Miguel, Vanda Correia
Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of , Fernando Guerra | FG + SG

“Eduardo Souto de Moura – Contests” Exhibition

Courtesy of EUVG-PARQ

Taking place June 6 – July 31 at Escola Universitária Vasco da Gama’s Monastery of St. Jorge de Milréu in , , the “Eduardo Souto de Moura – Contests” exhibition shows 50 works made for tenders launched in the last 31 years (between 1979 and 2010). In many competitions, the proposed architecture appears as immaterial sometimes unable to provide a reading of the detailed and comprehensive that actually is projected. It will be enlightening to see how there is a working method in which it supports the construction of the proposal (program, materials, location, history, references, sketches, models, drawings, photomontages, photographs, customer). More information on the exhibition after the break.

3 Houses 3 Sisters / Inês Cortesão + José Pedro Caetano


Architects: Inês Cortesão + José Pedro Caetano
Location: São João do Campo, Coimbra,
Design Team: Luís Bonito, Marco dos Santos
Client: Conceição, Rosa e Glória Cortesão
Completion: 2009
Structural Engineer: Luís Godinho
Area: 430 sqm
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sérgio Guerra

BIOMED – Biomedical Research Center / AND-RÉ

Courtesy of

Representing the consolidation of high sustainability concerns, wise program organization criteria, and a strong iconographic language the Biomedical Research Center proposal by AND-RÉ associates a conventional and regular structural system. The pillars and beams are designed under an orthogonal metric of porches of standard sizing, thus allowing a rigorous organization of the interior – with one exterior covering skin covering made of metallic surface modules. More images and architects’ description after the break.

University Canteen and Restaurant / LGLS Architects

© Luis Ferreira Alves

Architects: LGLS Architects
Location: Coimbra,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Luis Ferreira Alves

Casa da Escrita / João Mendes Ribeiro

© 2011 – do mal o menos

Architects: João Mendes Ribeiro
Location: ,
Structural Engineering: Paulo Maranha Tiago
Hydraulic Engineering: Maria Fernanda Sobral
Mechanical Engineering: João Madeira da Silva
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: do mal o menos

Contaminar Studio, a video by Vitor Gabriel

2004, the year of registration of the brand-name Contaminar Studio, marked the beginning of a studio intended to be a gold standard in the field of contemporary architecture. The idea was to create a working team, in which ideas could merge in joint artistic objectives. This idea arose during the team’s academic training in ARCA | EUAC – Escola Universitária das Artes de . Based partly in the Bauhaus spirit and developed through the Faculty’s own structure, this studio draws from the pluridisciplinarity of its founders (architecture and design) and maintains relationships with collaborators from other artistic fields.

The trailer is courtesy of Vitor Gabriel.

More information about the film after the break.

Faculty of Medicine Coimbra University / CVDB Arquitectos / AT 93


CVDB Arquitectos / AT 93, has shared with ArchDaily their competition winning design proposal for the 2009 Faculty of Medicine University in Portugal. Additional images and a description are available after the break.