CIM – Mouraria Creative Hub / DNSJ.arq

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Architects: DNSJ.arq
Location: Rua dos Lagares 24, 1100-300 Lisboa, Portugal
Architect In Charge: Nuno simões
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Santo António Museum / Site Specific Arquitectura + P-06 ATELIER

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Architects: Site Specific Arquitectura, P-06 ATELIER
Location: Largo de Santo António da Sé, 1100-171 Lisboa, Portugal
Architect In Charge: Patrícia Marques, J.Paulo Costa
Designers : Nuno Gusmão, Pedro Anjos
Team : Joana Prosépio, A.AL arquitectos
Area: 295.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Casa Na Mouraria / José Andrade Rocha

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Location: Rua Mouraria, 1100-341 , Portugal
Area: 64.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Ricardo Oliveira Alves

Pedestrian Assisted Path from Baixa To Castelo de São Jorge / Falcão de Campos

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Architects: Falcão de Campos
Localization: ,
Author: João Pedro Falcão de Campos
Collaborators: Filipa Mourão, Luísa Ramalho, Patrícia Cabaço, Cátia Venda, Francisco Vilaça, David Ferreira da Silva
Area: 1440.0 m2
Year: 2013
Photographs: José Manuel Rodrigues

CVDB Arquitectos Wins Contest for Student Housing in Lisbon


CVDB Arquitectos has won a competition for a new student accommodation block at Lisbon University’s Pólo da Ajuda campus. The building consists of three interconnected but structurally separate units arranged around a central courtyard, with the internal layout being determined by the modular unit of the individual bedrooms. On the South side of the building, at street level, the building’s communal spaces and vital services provide a sense of transparency in the otherwise opaque building, connecting the central courtyard and the life of the students to the street outside.

Palacete do Relógio Renovation / Alexandre Marques Pereira Arquitectura

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Architects: Alexandre Marques Pereira Arquitectura
Location: Cais do Sodre, ,
Project Architects: Alexandre Marques Pereira, Manuel Tainha
Project Team: Tânia Campos, Helena Arguelles, Daniela Decca
Project Area: 2,723 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Pedro Ferreira

Constell.ation / LIKEarchitects

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Location: , Portugal
Project Team: Diogo Aguiar, João Jesus, Teresa Otto e Álvaro Villa, Tania Costa Coll
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Pink Street / Jose Adrião Arquitectos

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Architects: Jose Adrião Arquitectos
Location: Rua Nova do Carvalho, Lisbon, Portugal
Design Team: Carla Gonçalves, Ricardo Aboim Inglez, Tiago Pereira
Project Manager Phase 01: João Albuquerque Matos
Project Manager Phase 02: Hugo Santos Silva
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: FG+SG Fotografia de Arquitectura, Cortesia de José Adrião Artquitectos

LEDscape / LIKEarchitects

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Architects: LIKEarchitects
Location: Belém Cultural Center, , Portugal
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Colorfoto Megastore / João Tiago Aguiar


Architects: João Tiago Aguiar
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Project Years: 2009 – 2011
Client: Colorfoto
Architecture Collaboration: Renata Vieira, Ana Caracol, Sílvia Amaral
Builder: Gil Alves da Silva
Built Area: 600 sqm
Photography: FG+SG – , Sergio Guerra


Building Rehabilitation In Calcada do Lavra / Jorge Mealha

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Architects: Jorge Mealha
Location: Calçada do Lavra, , Portugal
Project Team: João Sítima (Site Works Leader), Rita Melancia (Project Leader), Teófilo Raposo, Gonçalo Silva, Pedro Hormigo, Ricardo Manaia
Completion: 2011
Photographs: João Morgado


Lisbon Design and Fashion Museum / Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos

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Architects: Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos
Location: ,
Project Team: Joana Vilhena, Ricardo Carvalho, José Maria Rhodes Sérgio, José Roque, Francisco Costa and Sebastião Taquenho
Client: Museu do Design e da Moda (Design and Fashion Museum) / Lisbon City Council
Structure: ARA / Fernando Rodrigues
Mechanical and Electrical: AFA Consult
Graphic Design: Atelier Pedro Falcão
Building Contractor: Canas Correia
Photographs: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Palma Apartment / Pedra Silva Architects

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Architects: Pedra Silva Architects
Location: , Portugal
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 160 sqm
Photographs: João Morgado

No Rules, Great Spot Competition

The paradigmatic Praça de , at the core of Porto Historical Centre, seems to be of greater relevance to launch a first debate about interventions in public space, promoting, simultaneously, a global reflection about the process of city’s rehabilitation and about our participation as citizens in that process. Launching an Ideas Competition to Praça de , under the name NO RULES, GREAT SPOT: WANTED, IDEAS FOR PRAÇA DE LISBOA (No rules, great spot, is a sentence written on a wall of this space) seems, in this sense, a fundamental action, able to provoke an in-tensive and ex-tensive debate around urban rehabilitation as a shared and informed, participated and discussed city project.

The competition has, therefore, a double purpose: on one hand, involve the community, the city, in the discussions of its projects, gathering and articulating those who were always the fundamental agents of the city construction and problematic: architects; by the other hand, to critic the intervention processes that have been developed both by the City Hall and the Urban Rehabilitation Society (Porto-Vivo), specifically the highly exclusive nature of the competitions (like this particular case) of conception, project, construction, maintenance and exploitation, that, guided by a single speculative logic, annulled any possibility of debate and discussion, and also drew the path to a growing divorce between city and citizens.

For more information visit the competition’s official website.

Fundação EDP / Claudio Vilarinho

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Designer: Claudio Vilarinho
Location: Belém,
Collaborators: Ernesto Pereira, Filipe Lemos, Gil Soares, Paloma Ibarra
Graphic Design : Teresa Serôdio
Light Design: Paula Rainha
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Joao Morgado

European Workshop Waterfront Urban Design

ULHT (Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias) organized an international workshop on the theme of waterfront design (European Workshop Waterfront Urban Design) EWWUD. The workshop was coordinated by Pedro Ressano Garcia.

This event took place between 14 and 28 March 2010 and has several international specialists in nine foreign universities.

The following universities participated:
Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny Wszczecinie – ZUT / Poland
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven / Netherlands
Hafen City University Hamburg / Germany
University of California Berkeley / USA
Aristotele University of Thessaloniiki Faculty of Engineering School of Architecture / Greece
Universite de Paris La Sorbonne / France
Politecnico di Milano Facolta di Architettura e Societa Diap Dipartimento di Architettura e Pianificazion / Italy
Gazi Üniversitesi / Turkey

The 47 foreign students with 14 student from were mixed and distributed into eight different groups, where eight final projects were presented. You can see all the boards after the break.

Altis Belém Hotel / RISCO Architects


RISCO Architects‘ new 5-star Altis Belém Hotel contains 50 rooms and a number of facilities intended to support water sports.  The hotel is designed in a way as to not constitute a visual obstacle along the axis between the Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries.  The hotel is a very narrow structure composed of a rectangular platform and “pockets” that hold different entities, such as a restaurant, to provide privacy.  Above this platform, a larger green space opens for the guests to enjoy.  On the exterior of the hotel, what appears to be an elaborate surface is actually a system of shutters that guests can open or close to reveal their larger balconies.

More photos by Fernando Guerra FG + SG after the break.

A House in Luanda: Patio and Pavillion International Competition

The Lisbon Architecture Triennale, which is going to happen from the 14 October to the 16 January 2011, launchs now an International Competition: “A House in Luana: Patio and Pavillion”.

The aim of this architecture competition is to design a single family dwelling that is radically cheap to build for Luanda, a city which is under extreme demographic pressure and is undergoing an intense process of transformation, and that is suited to the cultural, economic and social circumstances of the area.

The objective is to select the best proposal for the design of a prototype of a family unit which leads to a patio, with a low construction cost, aimed at severely deprived families, typically consisting of 7-9 people (Parents, 3 children and 2 grandparents or Parents, 5 children, 2 grandparents), in an area of flat topography, located within the city limits of Luanda.

Deadline for submission is May 3. For more details, click here (updated link, Apr 27th).