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Machado de Castro National Museum Refurbishment / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos

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

© Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba

Avelar Brotero Secondary School / Inês Lobo Arquitectos

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti

N10-Eiras Sports Facility / Comoco

© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG+SG - Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG+SG - Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG+SG - Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

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

  • 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
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Courtesy of JCD+LMC, Fernando Guerra | FG + SG

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

"Eduardo Souto de Moura - Contests" Exhibition

Taking place June 6 – July 31 at Escola Universitária Vasco da Gama’s Monastery of St. Jorge de Milréu in Coimbra, Portugal, 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.

BIOMED - Biomedical Research Center / AND-RÉ

Courtesy of AND-RÉ
Courtesy of AND-RÉ

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 © Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves

Casa da Escrita / João Mendes Ribeiro

  • Architects: João Mendes Ribeiro
  • Location: Coimbra, Portugal
  • Architects: João Mendes Ribeiro
  • Structural Engineering: Paulo Maranha Tiago
  • Mechanical Engineering: João Madeira da Silva
  • Electrical Engineering: Pascoal FaÌsca, Fernando Canha
  • Thermal Engineering: Paulo Sampaio
  • Landscape Architecture: João Gomes da Silva
  • Hydraulic Engineering: Maria Fernanda Sobral
  • Acoustical Engineering: Celsa Vieira
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: do mal o menos

© do mal o menos © do mal o menos © do mal o menos © 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 Coimbra. 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

Courtesy CVDB Arquitectos
Courtesy CVDB Arquitectos

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

Casa das Caldeiras / João Mendes Ribeiro e Cristina Guedes

  • Architects: João Mendes Ribeiro e Cristina Guedes
  • Location: UC-Faculdade de Economia, 3000 Coimbra, Portugal
  • Architects: João Mendes Ribeiro e Cristina Guedes
  • Project Design: Duarte Krüger, Eva Berghofer, Francisco Mourão, Manuela Nogueira, Marco Pedrosa, Odete Pereira, Luís Crisóstomo, Pedro Grandão, Ricardo Silva, Sónia Bom, Sónia Gaspar
  • Structural Engineer: Alípio Guedes
  • Electrical Engineer: Fernando Silva
  • Built Project: Adalgisa Lopes, Cristina Maximino, Ana Rita Martins, Catarina Fortuna, Diana Afonso, Joana Figueiredo, Jorge Teixeira Dias
  • Hydraulic Engineer: Alípio Guedes
  • Collaborators: Duarte Krüger, Eva Berghofer, Francisco Mourão, Manuela Nogueira, Marco Pedrosa, Odete Pereira, Luís Crisóstomo, Pedro Grandão, Ricardo Silva, Sónia Bom, Sónia Gaspar (Project Design). Adalgisa Lopes, Cristina Maximino, Ana Rita Martins, Catarina Fortuna, Diana Afonso, Joana Figueiredo, Jorge Teixeira Dias (Built Project)
  • Client: Universidade de Coimbra
  • Project Year: 2008
  • 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