Alcoutins House / Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

Architects: Guedes Cruz Arquitectos
Location: Lisbon,
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, Portugal
Architects In Charge: Manuel , 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

e Diogo Seixas. 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: pmc arquitectos
Location: Restelo, Lisboa, Portugal
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

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Architects: ARX
Location: Parque das Nações, , Portugal
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

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Architects: ARX PORTUGAL Arquitectos
Location: Lisbon,
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 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 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…

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

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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: ,
Architect In Charge: Mauricio Pezo, Sofia von Ellrichshausen
Collaborators: Joao Quintela, Tim Simon, 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: + Tim Simon
Location: Lisbon,
Architects: João Quintela, Tim Simon
Year: 2012
Photographs: Diana Quintela

Critical Distance Kairos Conference

Courtesy of Architecture Triennale and Kairos project

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 ana.fernandes@trienaldelisboa.com. For more information, please visit here.

Conference of Architects Maria Manuel Oliveira and João Mendes Ribeiro

Courtesy of Note Gallery

Organized by Note Gallery in , 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.

Book Presentation & Architects Conference

Courtesy of Note Gallery

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 . For more information, please visit here.

Tranquilidade Insurance Company / Marisa Lima

© David Pereira

Architects: Marisa Lima
Location: Lisboa,
Year: 2012
Photographs: David Pereira

Quinta dos Alcoutins / GGLLatelier

© FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Architects: GGLLatelier
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Gabriela Gonçalves, Leonel Lopes
Design Team: Miguel Malaquias, Gary Barber, José Doroana, Ana Braga
Structural Engineers: Betar, Miguel Villar
Contractor : Ultracasa
Year: 2011
Photographs: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra