D. Dinis Secondary School / Ricardo Bak Gordon

© Leonardo Finotti

Architects: Ricardo Bak Gordon
Location: Chelas, 1950 Lisboa,
Architecture:
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

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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

© Hugo Santos Silva

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 with architect Luís Rebelo de Andrade are included, illustrating the many features that make this house unique, and how Lisbon’s quality of sunlight adds a natural beauty to the interior.  

New Judiciary Police Department ‘s Headquarters / Saraiva + Associados

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra

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

Alcoutins House / Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

Architects: Guedes Cruz Arquitectos
Location: ,
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

© FG + SG – Fernando Guerra + Sérgio Guerra – Fotografia de arquitectura

Architects: Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos + João Nunes + Manuel Aires Mateus
Location: Lisboa,
Architects In Charge: Manuel Aires Mateus, Frederico Valsassina,
Coordinators: Inês Cordovil, Jorge P. Silva
Project Area: 3,155 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra + Sérgio Guerra – Fotografia de arquitectura

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

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sérgio Guerra

Architects: Leonor Duarte Ferreira + pmc arquitectos
Location: Restelo, Lisboa,
Project Architects: Leonor Duarte Ferreira + – 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

Mythos Building / ARX

© FG + SG

Architects: ARX
Location: Parque das Nações, ,
Architect In Charge: Nuno Mateus, José Mateus
Design Team: Paulo Rocha, Sónia Luz, Bruno Gonçalves, Gonçalo Azevedo, Nuno PInto, Ruden Arend, Sofia Raposo.
Area: 15,300 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: FG + SG

House in Lisbon / ARX PORTUGAL Arquitectos

© FG + SG

Architects: ARX PORTUGAL Arquitectos
Location: , Portugal
Architect In Charge: José Mateus, Nuno Mateus
Design Team: Isabel Gorjão Henriques, Miguel Torres, Joana Pedro, Sofia Raposo, Rodrigo Gorjão Henriques, Paulo Rocha
Area: 436 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: FG + SG

AD Interviews: Francisco Aires Mateus

Aires Mateus - founded by brothers and partners, Manuel and – 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:

Alcácer do Sal Residences 

Cabanas no Rio

Santo Tirso Call Center

Sines Center for the Arts

Casa na Areia

House in Leiria

House in Aroeira

Building in Lagoa das Furnas

Thanks to the FAD Universidad Finis Terrae for making this interview possible.

PLAYscapes Competition Results Announced

© Winning Student Team, Lusiada University of

“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 , 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…

Alvenaria Social Housing Competition Entry / fala atelier

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With the challenge of creating a new identity for the “Alvenaria” neighborhood in , 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.

The Andy Warhol Temporary Museum / LIKEarchitects

© FG+SG

Architects: LIKEarchitects
Location: , Portugal
Design Team: Diogo Aguiar, Teresa Otto, João Jesus and Laura Diaz
Area: 75 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: FG+SG

Crux Pavilion / Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects

© Diana Quintela

Architects: Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Architect In Charge: Mauricio Pezo, Sofia von Ellrichshausen
Collaborators: Joao Quintela, , Peter Weeber
Builder: Kairos
Structural Consultant: Luis Mendieta
Area: 100.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Diana Quintela

Paulus Bookshop / Site Specific Arquitectura

© David Pereira

Architects: Site Specific Arquitectura
Location: Lisboa, Baixa
Architect In Charge:
Year: 2013
Photographs: David Pereira

KAIROS / João Quintela + Tim Simon

© Diana Quintela

Architects: João Quintela +
Location: , Portugal
Architects: João Quintela, Tim Simon
Year: 2012
Photographs: Diana Quintela