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

AD Round Up: Portugal’s Micro-Hotels

The Tree Snake Houses – A New, Smaller Trend In Hospitality Architecture. Image © Ricardo Oliveira Alves

This Financial Times article describes the Post-Recession paradigm shift occurring in Portuguese architecture — from construction to landscape, large to small. Pritzker Prize winners Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura have been leading this “micro” trend, designing hotels with exceptional materiality and craft. We’ve decided to round up some of these extraordinary structures, including: Casa Na Areia and Cabanas no Rio by Aires MateusJorge Sousa Santos’ Rio do Prado, the Ecork Hotel by Jose Carlos Cruz and Villa Extramuros by Jordi Fornells. Last but not least, is ArchDaily’s building of the year for hospitality architecture — the Tree Snake Houses from father Luís Rebelo de Andrade and son Tiago Rebelo de Andrade.

Tree Snake Houses / Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

Architects: Luís Rebelo de Andrade, Tiago Rebelo de Andrade
Location: 5450 , Portugal
Collaborators: Madalena Rebelo de Andrade, Raquel Jorge, Pedro Baptista Dias
Area: 27.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ricardo Oliveira Alves

Video: Pedras Salgadas Eco-Resort / Luís Rebelo de Andrade & Diogo Aguiar

Today, we share with you the 2nd video that our friends from Archmov made. Pedras Salgadas Eco-Resort was designed by Luís Rebelo de Andrade & Diogo Aguiar in , and consists in seven dwellings for an eco-resort completed in 2012. Enjoy!

Filming: Ivo Tavares (ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio)
Post-Production: Luís Melo (ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio)
Translation: Pedro Carvalho (INCEPTION ARCHITECTS)

House in Travessa de Patrocinio / Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade + Manuel Cachão Tojal

© FG+SG

Architects: Luís Rebelo de Andrade, Tiago Rebelo de Andrade , Manuel Cachão Tojal
Location: Travessa do Patrocínio, Lisbon, Portugal
Co Workers: Madalena Rebelo de Andrade, Raquel Jorge, Carlos Ruas & Tiago Moniz
Client: BWA – Buildings With Art
Area: 248 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: FG+SG