Sambade House / spaceworkers

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Architects: spaceworkers
Location: Penafiel, Portugal
Principal Architects: Henrique Marques & Rui Dinis
Collaborating Architects: Rui Rodrigues, Sérgio Rocha, Rui Miguel, Vasco Giesta, Pedro Silva
Engineering: Lino Correia Engenharia
Finance Director: Carla Duarte – cfo
Project Area: 1177 sqm
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Taíde House / Rui Vieira Oliveira + Vasco Manuel Fernandes

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Architects: Rui Vieira Oliveira, Vasco Manuel Fernandes
Location: 4830 Póvoa de Lanhoso, Portugal
Area: 200.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Travel Diary: Álvaro Siza and Carlos Castanheira by Fernando Guerra

About one month ago, three major figures in Portuguese architecture – Pritzker Laureate Álvaro Siza, architect Carlos Castanheira and one of today’s most prominent architectural photographers, Fernando Guerra -  began an uncommon adventure.

During 22 days the architects traveled through many Asian countries inaugurating buildings, visiting new projects and meeting other architects like Pritzker Laureate Whang Shu. At the end of their trip, the trio visited the “Shadow of light – a portrait of Álvaro Siza” exhibition opening and vernissage, in Macau, realized by .

We were able to follow this intimate journey through the images taken by Guerra and published every day in his Instagram – a careful, spontaneous and delicate photographic narrative that shows a little bit of what were these weeks with Siza and Castanheira were like. Back in , Fernando Guerra published an interesting report on those last weeks and generously shared with us both his writings and his beautiful pictures.

Read the text and enjoy Guerra’s photographs after the break.

Fluvial and Tourist Quay of Folgosa / Saraiva + Associados

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Architects: Saraiva + Associados
Location: Régua, 5050-280 Peso da Régua,
Area: 400.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

House NX / ARX

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Architects: ARX
Location: , Portugal
Architect In Charge: Nuno Mateus, José Mateus,Alexandra Margaça
Area: 400.0 sqm
Year: 2006
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Urca Apartment / Studio Arthur Casas

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Architects: Studio Arthur Casas
Location: Rio de Janeiro – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Architect In Charge: Arthur Casas
Design Team: Milena Chieco, Flávia Castellan, Flávia Castellan, Joana Pini, Renata Adoni, Bruna Rizzi
Area: 667.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

11 Houses in Murtal / ARX

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Architects: ARX
Location: , Portugal
Architect In Charge: José Mateus, Nuno Mateus
Year: 2004
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Jardim das Amoreiras Apartment / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

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Architects: João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos
Location: Lisbon,
Architecture Collaboration : Renata Vieira, Ana Caracol, Ruben Mateus
Area: 175.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG + SG

Malaca House / Mario Martins Atelier

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Architects: Mario Martins Atelier
Location: Sargaçal, 8600 Lagos, Portugal
Architect In Charge: Mário Martins
Team: Sónia Fialho; Filipa Santos; Sónia Santos; Rui Duarte; José Cabrita
Year: 2013
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG + SG

Casa Ribeira de Abade / Carlos Castanheira

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Architects: Carlos Castanheira
Location: Rua Nossa Senhora de Fátima, 4420 Valbom, Portugal
Architect In Charge: & Clara Bastai, Arqtos Lda.
Design Team: Duarte Rodrigues, Sofia Reis, Demis Lopes, Barbara Guedes, Isabel Ribeiro, Bruno André, Luís Calheiros, João Figueiredo
Year: 2005
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Forum Sintra / ARX

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Architects: ARX
Location: IC19, Portugal
Architect In Charge: ChapmanTaylor España – Arquitectura y Urbanismo, 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
Year: 2011
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Casa Costa Grande / Carlos Castanheira

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Architects: Carlos Castanheira
Location: Cemitério de São João de Ovil, 4640 Baião, Portugal
Architect In Charge: Carlos Castanheira & Clara Bastai, Arqtos Lda.
Design Team: Luís Reis, Isabel Norton, Eliana Sousa, Patrícia Carvalho, João Figueiredo, Susana Oliveira
Year: 2012
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG, Courtesy of Carlos Castanheira

Quinta da Faísca / Carlos Castanheira

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Architects: Carlos Castanheira
Location: 5070-272 , Portugal
Architect In Charge: & Clara Bastai, Arqtos Lda.
Design Team: Orlando Sousa, Sérgio Barbosa
Year: 2013
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG, Courtesy of Carlos Castanheira

Casa Madalena / Carlos Castanheira

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Architects: Carlos Castanheira
Location: 4400-431 Madalena, Portugal
Architect In Charge: & Clara Bastai, Arqtos Lda.
Design Team: Orlando Sousa, Vasco Melo, Ricardo Leite, Sofia Costa Reis, Demis Lopes, Luís Calheiros, João Figueiredo
Year: 2008
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Álvaro Siza, Carlos Castanheira and Wang Shu Design Museum for Hangzhou Art Academy

After inaugurating his first building in China – “The Building on the Water” – Álvaro Siza has just announced his second project in the country, again in collaboration with Portuguese architect Carlos Castanheira. This time the two architects will develop a museum for Hangzhou Art Academy.

The new museum – which will have approximately 15,000 sqm, a total area similar to that of Serralves Foundation building – will host an important collection of pieces from the famous German school of arts and design, Bauhaus, founded by Walter Gropius in 1919.

Casa Avenal / Carlos Castanheira

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Architects: Carlos Castanheira
Location: Avenal, 3720,
Architect In Charge: Carlos Castanheira & Clara Bastai, Arqtos Lda
Design Team: Hellen van het hart, Sofia Reis, Duarte Rodrigues, Demis Lopes, Luís Calheiros
Year: 2004
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The Building on the Water / Álvaro Siza + Carlos Castanheira

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Architects: Álvaro Siza, Carlos Castanheira
Location: Huai’an, Jiangsu,
Architects In Charge: Álvaro Siza e Carlos Castanheira
Local Partner: United Architects & Engineers Co., Ltda
Project Management: Stephen Want & Richard Wang
Client: Por-Shih, Diretor da Shihlien Chemical Industrial Jiangsu Co., Ltd.
Project Area: 11000 sqm
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG + SG

Four Houses in Baleia / Studio Arthur Casas

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Architects: Studio Arthur Casas
Location: Baleia – Praia da Baleia, São Paulo, Brazil
Architect In Charge: Arthur Casas
Area: 2340.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: FG+SG | Fernando Guerra