S Cube Chalet / AGi architects


Architects: AGi architects
Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Project Area: 750 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Nelson Garrido

Lisbon Stone Block / Alberto de Souza Oliveira

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Architects: Alberto de Souza Oliveira
Location: Lisbon,
Collaborators: Inês Cordovil, Sílvia Fernandes, Sérgio Godinho, Ana Cravinho, Sofia Pinto Basto
Engineer: BETAR estudos e projectos de estabilidade lda.
Construtor: Ramos Catarino, S.A.
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 5,672 sqm
Photographs: Nelson Garrido

Secret House / AGi Architects


Architects: AGi Architects
Location: Shuwaikh B, Kuwait
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 2600 sqm
Photographs: Nelson Garrido

Mario Rocha House / Carlos Nuno Lacerda

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Architect: Carlos Nuno Lacerda
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Photographer: Nelson Garrido

More photos of the Museum of Art and Archaeology of the Côa Valley

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More than a year ago we published the Museum of Art and Archaeology of the in . Now, photographer Nelson Garrido shared with us some of his photos for the museum. More images after the break.

House in Guimarães / Sequeira Arquitectos Associados


Oriented to the west and with a large panoramic view to the city, House in Guimarães is an exploration and incorporation of natural light. The house is situated on a site with a large variance in grade, roughly 10 meters, therefore the architects chose to spread the 650 square meter home over three floors.

Architects: Sequeira Arquitectos Associados Lda
Location: Guimarães,
Project Architects: Mário Sequeira, Alfredo Machado
Project Team: Nuno Veiga Área do
Project Area: 650 sqm
Project Year: 2005- 2010
Photographs: Nelson Garrido

Star House / AGi

This video by architecture photographer Nelson Garrido provides an up close view of Star House.  Interviews of the architects of AGi describe the approach to this thoughtfully designed weekend getaway house.  An exploration of local construction techniques, rather than typical international standards, led AGi to create a design for Star House that would reinterpret the traditional arabic house.  This modern beach house for a prominent family weaves together culture and modernism through materials and traditions incorporating elements of desert and water.  The house is for entertaining and relaxation, therefore it had to accommodate plenty of guests, while maintaining the families privacy.  One way this was accomplished was by utilizing the vertical circulation of the house to separate public, private, and service spaces.  Follow the break for photographs and further description about this beach house in .

Architects: AGi
Location: Bnaider, Kuwait
Design Team: Dr. Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea, Georg Thesing, Bruno Martins Alfonso Gomes, Daniel Muñoz Medranda, Robert A. Varghese, Abdul Hafiz Mohammed, Moyra Montoya Moyano
Project Area: 5,000 sqm
Project Year: 2007/2009
Photographs: Nelson Garrido

1111 Lincoln Road / Herzog & de Meuron

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We saw this project during its design and construction phase and now, thanks to photographer Nelson Garrido, we present you 1111 Lincoln Road by Herzog & de Meuron completed.

This project is currently being built at the corner of Alton and Lincoln, one of the most active pedestrian areas in the city, and it will include residences, retail spaces and parking. Parking takes a central space in this building, with one of the best views I have ever seen on a parking space.

Jacques Herzog stated that this builing will reinterpret the essence of Tropical Modernism, and it somehow reminds me of the modern movement in Brazil, with raw structures providing shade, while containing smaller enclosing sub-elements. The slabs stand over a set of irregular columns, giving a sense of a precarious equilibrium. These columns also cast different shadows, giving more character to the facade.

But there are more references to Brazil’s modernism: interior courtyards by landscape architect Raymond Jungles, follower of  Roberto Burle Marx (renowned figure of the modern movement in Brazil).

Zig Zag Towers / MZ & Partners

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Architects: MZ & Partners
Location: Doha, Qatar
Project High: 141.7 meters
Project Area: 295,500 sqm
Photographs: Nelson Garrido

Axis Viana Hotel / VHM

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Architectural photographer Nelson Garrido shared with us an amazing set of photos for the Axis Viana Hotel by in Viana do Castelo. This Business & Spa Hotel is an ode to cantilevering, as you can see on the section shown below.

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© Nelson Garrido

The overlapping stacked volumes generate a series of different perspectives, ranging from a full box in a frontal view, to a complex column when seen from the sides. The 2 lower levels have a structure, with the rest of the boxes resolved in a steel structure sitting on top of it.

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More photos and the section after the break.