Rehabilitation of Two Houses in Largo do Trovador / Pitagoras Arquitectos

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Architects: Pitagoras Arquitectos
Location: Guimaraes, Portugal
Design Team: Arq. Fernando Seara de Sá, Arq. Raul Roque Figueiredo, Arq. Alexandre Coelho Lima, Arq. Manuel Luís Vilhena Roque
Collaborators: Arq. André Malheiro, Arq. Carla , Arq. Fernando Torres, Des. Hélio Pinto
Year: 2015
Photographs: José Campos Architectural Photography

House in Guimarães / Elisabete de Oliveira Saldanha

© Fernando Guerra |

Architects: Elisabete de Oliveira Saldanha
Location: , Portugal
Preparation Of Design Work: Elisabete Saldanha, Filipe Santos, Paulo Castro
Area: 2010.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Nossa Senhora da Conceição School / Pitagoras Arquitectos

© Luís Ferreira Alves

Architects: Pitagoras Arquitectos
Location: Guimarães,
Architects In Charge: Fernando Seara De Sá, Raul Roque Figueiredo, Alexandre Coelho Lima, Manuel Luís Vilhena Roque.
Year: 2008
Photographs: Luís Ferreira Alves

Novaoptica Optic Store / Tsou Arquitectos


Architects: Tsou Arquitectos
Location: Guimaraes, Portugal
Architect In Charge: Tiago Tsou, Alberto Costa
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nelson Garrido

Postgraduate Advanced Training Centre / Pitagoras Arquitectos

© José Campos

Architects: Pitagoras Arquitectos
Location: Guimarães,
Architects: Fernando Seara De Sá, Raul Roque Figueiredo, Alexandre Coelho Lima, Manuel Vilhena Roque
Collaborators: Marlene Sousa, Mariana Paiva, Carla Guimarães, Francisco Oliveira, Hélio Pinto
Year: 2009
Photographs: José Campos

Video: Arts and Creative Platform / Pitágoras Arquitectos

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Designed by Pitágoras Arquitectos the Arts and Creative Platform was completed in 2012 for the 2012  European Capital of Culture.

Filming: Ivo Tavares (ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio)
Post-Production: Luís Melo (ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio)
Translation: Pedro Carvalho (INCEPTION ARCHITECTS)

L23 House / Pitagoras Arquitectos

© Jose Campos

Architects: Pitagoras Arquitectos
Location: Guimaraes,
Collaboration: MARLENE SOUSA, arq
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jose Campos

agriCultural Mountain Winning Proposal / Group IUT

© Nelson Guarrido

As one of the winners for the international competition, “Performance architecture”, the agriCultural Mountain project by Group IUT (Nuno Miguel Lima Cruz, Bruno Martins Afonso Gomes, António da Silva Lopes) explores the paradox of an ephemeral monument creation. It´s an artificial mountain placed at the city outskirts, outside the dense urban core, at an agricultural area called “Veiga de Creixomil”. Cultural activities are mainly urban happenings. Rural people and rural areas are usually outside the mainstream circuit of the cultural industry. This proposal aims to bring the cultural phenomenon to the agricultural realm. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Landscape Laboratory / Cannatà & Fernandes

© Luis Ferreira Alves

Architects: Cannatà & Fernandes
Location: ,
Design Team: Riccardo Cannatà, Dario Cannatà, Bruno Silva, Marta Lemos, Nuno Castro, Francisco Meireles, João Pedro Martins
Year: 2010
Area: 1387.03 sqm
Photographs: Dario Cannatà, Luis Ferreira Alves, Pepe Barbiere

Platform of Arts and Creativity / Pitagoras Arquitectos

© Jose Campos

Architects: Pitagoras Arquitectos
Location: ,
Design Team: Fernando Sá, Raul Roque, Alexandre Lima, Manuel Roque
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Jose Campos

Urban Shelter / Gabriela Gomes

© João Morgado

Designed by , Shelter ByGG” brings out to public space a sculptural object that can be used as a living space. She proposes the creation of an habitable module, inviting you to rest inside a sculpture installed on a public space. Photographed by Joao Morgado, this project is an artistic manifestation that provides an innovative and unexpected experience as an accommodation space, associated with eco-­‐sustainable solutions and mobility. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘Made-In’ Guimarães 2012 Competition to Transform Public Washhouses

wash house 01 - Courtesy of Made-In

Made-In, an international competition of ideas for public artworks, is destined to reconfigure 5 public spaces in the city of , beyond 2012. This competition is aimed towards art and architecture professionals, to present ideas for 5 specific sites, 4 existing Wash Houses and a proposed new one. The proposed ideas should comply with quality, maintenance and accessibility requirements considering public of all ages and the specific use of the proposed sites. Registration is open until July 15. More information on the competition after the break.

Arriva Heaquarters / RVDM


Architect: RVDM
Location: Guimarães,
Design Team: Ricardo Senos, Liliana Simões, Stela Pervanova, Damião Santos, Nuno Marques
Client: Arriva – Portugal
Building Company: Combitur, Lda
Total Area: 3010 sqm
Completion: 2009
Photographs: FG+SG, Sergio Guerra

Spinpark / Cerejeira Fontes Arquitectos

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Architects: Cerejeira Fontes Arquitectos
Location: Caldas das Taipas, ,
Client: Avepark, Parque de Ciências e Tecnologia
Project Area: 4.484 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Cerejeira Fontes Arquitectos

Performance Architecture International Competition

Courtesy of Pedro Gadanho

An Open Call for five temporary urban interventions has just been launched for 2012 – European Capital of Culture. Performance Architecture is an international ideas competition curated by Pedro Gadanho. It will offer kick-start prizes of 12.000€ to promote the appropriation of controversial public spaces by city inhabitants. The competition invites multidisciplinary teams of artists, architects, designers, and others to reactivate performance art strategies and participative architectures within the urban realm. Members of the juri include Santiago Cirugeda, Didier Fiuza Faustino, A77, Raumlabor, and Office for Subversive Architecture. Proposals may be submitted online until the 6th January 2012. More info and regulation available here.

Exterior Spaces in Guimaraes / Pitagoras Arquitectos

© Luis Ferreira

Architects: Pitagoras Arquitectos
Location: Guimaraes,
Project year: 2008 – 2009
Photographs: Luis Ferreira

Candoso S. Martinho School Centre / Pitagoras Arquitectos

© Luis Ferreira

Architects: Pitagoras Arquitectos
Location: Guimaraes,
Project area: 1,000 sqm
Project year: 2006 – 2009
Photographs: Luis Ferreira

House in Guimarães / Sequeira Arquitectos Associados


Oriented to the west and with a large panoramic view to the city, House in is an exploration and incorporation of natural light. The house is situated on a site with a large variance in grade, roughly 10 meters, therefore the architects chose to spread the 650 square meter home over three floors.

Architects: Sequeira Arquitectos Associados Lda
Location: Guimarães, Portugal
Project Architects: Mário Sequeira, Alfredo Machado
Project Team: Nuno Veiga Área do
Project Area: 650 sqm
Project Year: 2005- 2010
Photographs: Nelson Garrido