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 Lisbon’s quality of sunlight adds a natural beauty to the interior.
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.