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SWING / Moradavaga

  • Architects: Moradavaga
  • Location: Guimarães, Portugal
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Moradavaga

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Rehabilitation of Two Houses in Largo do Trovador / Pitagoras Arquitectos

  • 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 Guimarães, Arq. Fernando Torres, Des. Hélio Pinto
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: José Campos Architectural Photography

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Nossa Senhora da Conceição School / Pitagoras Arquitectos

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

© Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves

Novaoptica Optic Store / Tsou Arquitectos

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido

Postgraduate Advanced Training Centre / Pitagoras Arquitectos

  • Architects: Pitagoras Arquitectos
  • Location: Guimarães, Portugal
  • 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
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos

Video: Arts and Creative Platform / Pitágoras Arquitectos

L23 House / Pitagoras Arquitectos

  • Architects: Pitagoras Arquitectos
  • Location: Guimaraes, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: FERNANDO SEARA DE SÁ, RAUL ROQUE FIGUEIREDO, ALEXANDRE COELHO LIMA, MANUEL VILHENA ROQUE
  • Collaboration: MARLENE SOUSA, arq
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Jose Campos

© Jose Campos © Jose Campos © Jose Campos © Jose Campos

agriCultural Mountain Winning Proposal / Group IUT

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

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

© Dario Cannatà © Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves

Platform of Arts and Creativity / Pitagoras Arquitectos

© Jose Campos
© Jose Campos

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

© Jose Campos
© Jose Campos
© Jose Campos
© Jose Campos
© Jose Campos
© Jose Campos
© Jose Campos
© Jose Campos

Urban Shelter / Gabriela Gomes

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

Designed by Gabriela Gomes, 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

Made-In, an international competition of ideas for public artworks, is destined to reconfigure 5 public spaces in the city of Guimarães, Portugal 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.

Performance Architecture International Competition

An Open Call for five temporary urban interventions has just been launched for Guimarães 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

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Candoso S. Martinho School Centre / Pitagoras Arquitectos

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Camélia Hotel Sénior & Homes / NAAA - Associated Architects

  • Architects: NAAA - Associated Architects
  • Location: Guimaraes, Portugal
  • Architects: Maria Luís Neiva, Ricardo Bastos Areias
  • Local Architects:  ALCEPI Projectos de Arquitectura e Engenharia, Lda
  • Engineering:  ALCEPI Projectos de Arquitectura e Engenharia, Lda
  • Area: 6200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Carlos Lobo, Pedro Brum

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House in Guimarães / Sequeira Arquitectos Associados

  • Architects: Sequeira Arquitectos Associados
  • Location: Guimaraes, Portugal
  • Architects: Sequeira Arquitectos Associados Lda
  • Project Architects: Mário Sequeira, Alfredo Machado
  • Project Team: Nuno Veiga Área do
  • Area: 650.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido