AD Classics: Expo’98 Portuguese National Pavilion / Álvaro Siza

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At the Expo ’98 Portuguese National Pavilion, structure and architectural form work in graceful harmony. Situated at the mouth of the Tagus River in , Portugal, the heart of the design is an enormous and impossibly thin concrete canopy, draped effortlessly between two mighty porticoes and framing a commanding view of the water. The simple, gestural move is both weightless and mighty, a bold architectural solution to the common problem of the covered public plaza. Under the graceful touch of Álvaro Siza Vieira, physics and physical form theatrically engage one another, and simplicity and clarity elevate the pavilion to the height of modern sophistication.

A029 / Camarim Arquitectos

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Architects: Camarim Arquitectos
Location: Lisbon,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Nelson Garrido

Casa no Restelo / Antonio Costa Lima Arquitectos

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Architects: Antonio Costa Lima Arquitectos
Location: Restelo, 1400-069 , Portugal
Design Team: Tiago Meireles, Rita Lino
Area: 200.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

CVDB Arquitectos Wins Contest for Student Housing in Lisbon

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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.

White Attic / Diogo Passarinho + Duarte Caldas

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Architects: Diogo Passarinho, Duarte Caldas
Location: , Portugal
Area: 80.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: More is Better

Casa no Príncipe Real / Camarim Arquitectos

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Architects: Camarim Arquitectos
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Architect In Charge: Vasco Correia, Patrícia Sousa
Area: 41.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Nelson Garrido

Jardim das Amoreiras Apartment / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

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Architects: João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos
Location: , Portugal
Architecture Collaboration : Renata Vieira, Ana Caracol, Ruben Mateus
Area: 175.0 sqm
Year: 2014
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, , 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

SKIN / P-06 Atelier + JLCG Arquitectos

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Architects: P-06 Atelier, JLCG Arquitectos
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Creative Directors: João Luís Carrilho da Graça, Nuno Gusmão
Designers: Giuseppe Greco, Vera Sacchetti, Miguel Matos
Client: Ciência Viva
Year: 2010
Photographs: Ricardo Gonçalves

D. Dinis Secondary School / Ricardo Bak Gordon

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Architects: Ricardo Bak Gordon
Location: Chelas, 1950 ,
Architecture: Ricardo Bak Gordon
Collaborators: Luís Pedro Pinto, Pedro Serrazina, Sónia Silva, Vera Higino, Walter Perdigão
Project Area: 2200.0 m2
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

TBWA\LISBON office / ColectivArquitectura

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Architects: ColectivArquitectura
Location: Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 26, 1070-103 , Portugal
Architects: Vera Martins Alves and Cristóvão Fonseca Ferreira
Area: 5.330 sqft
Year: 2012
Photography: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Casa da Severa / José Adrião

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Architects: José Adrião
Location: Largo Severa 2, , Portugal
Design Team: Margarida Lameiro, Ricardo Aboim Inglez, Carla Gonçalves, João Matos, Ricardo Aboim Inglez, Tiago Pereira
Area: 2,014 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hugo Santos Silva

Archilapse: The Fragrante House

This time-lapse montage by Ricardo Oliveira Alves Photography explores the passage of light through the Fragrante House, a project in Lisbon, Portugal defined by its skylights and green garden-walls. Excerpts from an interview with architect Luís Rebelo de Andrade are included, illustrating the many features that make this house unique, and how ’s quality of sunlight adds a natural beauty to the interior.  

New Judiciary Police Department ‘s Headquarters / Saraiva + Associados

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Architects: Saraiva + Associados
Location: , Portugal
Area: 98,000 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra

Alcoutins House / Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

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Architects: Guedes Cruz Arquitectos
Location: , Portugal
Architects In Charge: José Guedes Cruz, Cesar Marques, Marco Martínez Marinho
Area: 656.0 sqm
Photographs: Ricardo Oliveira Alves

Alcantara Wastewater Treatment Plant Refurbishment / Manuel Aires Mateus, Frederico Valsassina, João Nunes

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Architects: Manuel Aires Mateus, Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos, João Nunes
Location: , Portugal
Architects In Charge: Manuel Aires Mateus, Frederico Valsassina,
Coordinators: Inês Cordovil, Jorge P. Silva
Project Area: 3155 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Curators of Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2016 Announced

André Tavares e . Image © Valter Vinagre / Kameraphoto

The Architecture Triennale has announced that its 2016 Curatorial Board will be made up of André Tavares and Diogo Seixas Lopes, architects and directors of the magazine Jornal Arquitectos. José Mateus will serve as the Triennale’s Executive President. More info, after the break…

House in Restelo / Leonor Duarte Ferreira + pmc arquitectos – Miguel Passos de Almeida e Carlos Sousa Coelho

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Architects : Leonor Duarte Ferreira, pmc arquitectos – Miguel Passos de Almeida e Carlos Sousa Coelho
Location: Restelo, Lisboa,
Project Architects: Leonor Duarte Ferreira + pmc arquitectos – Miguel Passos de Almeida e Carlos Sousa Coelho
Collaborators: Irene Cunha e Carmo Caldeira
Project Area: 690.0 m2
Project Year: 2011
Photography: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG , Courtesy of Leonor Duarte Ferreira + pmc arquitectos – Miguel Passos de Almeida e Carlos Sousa Coelho