Alcantara Wastewater Treatment Plant Refurbishment / Manuel Aires Mateus + Frederico Valsassina + João Nunes
Architects: Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos + João Nunes + Manuel Aires Mateus
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Architects In Charge: Manuel Aires Mateus, Frederico Valsassina, João Nunes
Coordinators: Inês Cordovil, Jorge P. Silva
Project Area: 3,155 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra + Sérgio Guerra – Fotografia de arquitectura
Architects: Leonor Duarte Ferreira + pmc arquitectos
Location: Restelo, Lisboa, Portugal
Project Architects: Leonor Duarte Ferreira + pmc arquitectos – Miguel Passos de Almeida, Carlos Sousa Coelho
Collaborators: Irene Cunha, Carmo Caldeira
Project Area: 690 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sérgio Guerra, Courtesy of Leonor Duarte Ferreira + pmc arquitectos – Miguel Passos de Almeida e Carlos Sousa Coelho
Aires Mateus - founded by brothers and partners, Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus – is an acclaimed contemporary practice that upholds the strong tradition of Portuguese architecture. We recently had the chance to interview one of the partners: Francisco Aires Mateus.
Francisco Aires Mateus has been a professor in Portugal and Norway. Currently, he teaches at the University of Lugano and has given lectures and seminars in Spain, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, Chile, Japan, and many other countries.
Aires Mateus has been awarded with the FAD Award on several occasions, and has also been a finalist for the Mies van der Rohe Award.
Projects by Aires Mateus on ArchDaily:
Thanks to the FAD Universidad Finis Terrae for making this interview possible.
“People tend to forget that play is serious.” – David Hockney
PLAYscapes, an international design competition launched earlier this year asking people to “submit a plan or proposal to turn a neglected forgotten part of your city into a playscape,” has announced their winning entries. Set up by Building Trust International, the competition called for “professional and student architects and designers from cities around the world to propose ideas which encouraged public interaction and turned redundant city spaces into fun creative places.”
Find out more about the winning professional entry from the City of Cape Town, entitled Cape Town Gardens Skatepark, along with the winning student entry from the Lusiada University of Lisbon, entitled Bring a Pal and Have Fun, after the break…
With the challenge of creating a new identity for the “Alvenaria” neighborhood in Lisbon, fala atelier defined a module with variations and multiplications which allowed the dwellings to develop iteratively. As opposed to a static solution, this 2.55m cube module sets ground rules for the organization of the interiors, while providing the flexibility for several possible typologies. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Taking place this coming Friday, June 21st, at 7:00pm, the Critical Distance Kairos Conference is a free event presented by the Lisbon Architecture Triennale and Kairos project. Maurício Pezo and Sofía Von Ellrichshausen, with Pedro Gadanho, will host the event which is followed by the opening of the site-specific installation Crux Pavilion by Pezo Von Ellrichshausen and the launch of a monograph on the studio’s work published by A+U magazine. Please RSVP by June Wednesday, June 19th to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit here.
Organized by Note Gallery in Lisbon, a platform for dissemination, discussion and debate in architecture in partnership with the Camara Municipal de Lisboa, the conference of architects Maria Manuel Oliveira and João Mendes Ribeiro is part of the exhibition “VIII Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura e Urbanismo”. Taking place this Thursday, March 14th, at 9:00pm, architect Maria Manuel Oliveira awarded with the project of Renovação urbana em Guimarães, and architect João Mendes Ribeiro will be awarded the project Reabilitação da Casa do Arco. For more information, please visit here.
As part of the VIII Biennial Ibero-American architecture and urbanism exhibition, Note Gallery will be hosting the presentation of the new book “Itenerarios de Arquitectura 06 – Paulo Mendes da Rocha” by Catherine Otondo and José Paulo Gouvea on Wednesday, February 27th. Following the book presentation, the Architects Conference, featuring Cristina Guedes & Francisco de Campos and Ricardo Bak Gordon Architect, both winners of the VIII Bienal Ibero-americana de Arquitectura e Urbanismo, will take place Thursday, February 28th. Both events take place at the Boavista Gallery in Lisbon. For more information, please visit here.
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Architect In Charge: Gabriela Gonçalves, Leonel Lopes
Design Team: Miguel Malaquias, Gary Barber, José Doroana, Ana Braga
Structural Engineers: Betar, Miguel Villar
Contractor : Ultracasa
Photographs: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra