AD Classics: Boa Nova Tea House / Alvaro Siza

Courtesy of Samuel Ludwig

The Boa Nova Tea House, one of Siza’s earliest commissions, was awarded to him in 1956. His collaborator, Fernando Tavora, had won the competition for the project and passed it onto . Its location close to Siza’s home town had its significance, especially due to the architect’s intimate familiarity with the landscape. This is noticed in his incorporation of the rock formation, the ocean, and the greenery within the project, revealing a vivid understanding of the qualities of the local landscape. Alongside the Leça Swimming Pools, this project represents the foundation of Siza’s architecture with a compelling regard for nature.

Corpo Santo House / Rui Cerqueira Barros

© José Campos

Architects: Rui Cerqueira Barros
Location: Leça da Palmeira, ,
Design Team: Rui Cerqueira Barros, Cesar Barros, Joaquim Barros, Paulo Duval Sobreira, Fernando Barbosa, Eugenio Pinto
Construction: JCA Construções
Area: 160 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: José Campos

Funeral of Matosinhos / Luísa Valente

© Rui Correia

Architects: Luísa Valente

Location: , Portugal
Completion: 2009
Photographs: Rui Correia

HILTI headquarters / metroquadrado®

Courtesy of metroquadrado®

Architects: metroquadrado® architects & designers
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 1600 sqm
Photographs: Bernardo Portugal | Susana Saraiva for metroquadrado®

Architect’s Office In Matosinhos / Nuno Sampaio Arquitetos

© FG + SG – , Sergio Guerra

Architects: Nuno Sampaio Arquitetos
Location: , Portugal
Project area: 568 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2011
Photographs: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Educational and Clinic Centre in Matosinhos / A+R arquitectos

© Nelson Garrido

Architects: A+R arquitectos
Location: Matosinhos,
Project Team: Ana Vieira, Ricardo Freitas, Couto Silva, Fernando Vaguinho
Project area: 950 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2010
Photographs: Nelson Garrido

Closet House / Consexto

Architects: Consexto
Location: Matosinhos,
Project area: 44 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Amândio Neto