Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 4, Natural Porto

We have teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their video series “,” which highlights ’s most significant buildings over the last two decades.

The series launched in 2013 and is comprised of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, nature, textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Last week we featured the series’ third episode about ’s balconies, and now we present Episode 4 – Nature. Read the producers’ description of Episode 4 after the break.

Kinematix / LIKEarchitects

© Dinis Sottomayor Photography

Architects: LIKEarchitects
Location: Porto,
Design Team: Diogo Aguiar, Teresa Otto, João Jesus and Tània Costa Coll, Álvaro Vila Iturbe
Client: Kinematix
Year: 2014
Photographs: Dinis Sottomayor Photography

Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 3, On Top of Porto’s Balconies

We teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their series “,” which highlights Porto’s most significant buildings over the last 20 years.

The series is comprised of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, nature, textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Last week we presented the series’ second episode on the stairs of Porto, and now we present Episode 3 – Balconies. Read the producers’ description of the video after the break.

Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 2, Climbing the Stairs of Porto

ArchDaily has teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their video series “Arquitectura à Moda do Porto,” which highlights Porto’s most significant buildings over the last two decades.

The series launched in 2013 and is comprised of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, , textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Last week we featured the series’ first episode about Porto’s shimmering lights, and now we present Episode 2 – Stairs. Read the producers’ description of Episode 2 after the break.

Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 1, The Shimmering Lights of Porto

We’ve teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their series “Arquitectura à Moda do ,” which highlights Porto’s most significant buildings over the last 20 years.

The series is comprised of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, nature, textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Hair Salon / CorreiaRagazzi arquitectos

© Luís Ferreira Alves

Architects: CorreiaRagazzi arquitectos
Location: , Portugal
Area: 110.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Luís Ferreira Alves

Plataforma Zero KIOSK / A2OFFICE®

© AL.MA Photography | Alexandra Marques

Architects: A2OFFICE®
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Alberto Dias Ribeiro
Area: 20.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: AL.MA Photography | Alexandra Marques

Elementary School S. João Brito / CorreiaRagazzi arquitectos

© Alberto Plácido

Architects: CorreiaRagazzi arquitectos
Location: ,
Year: 2004
Photographs: Alberto Plácido

House Ricardo Pinto / CorreiaRagazzi arquitectos

© Luis Ferreira Alves

Architects: CorreiaRagazzi arquitectos
Location: Avenida da Boavista, , Portugal
Area: 280.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Luis Ferreira Alves

LOIOS Recovery / ODDA

© Joao Morgado

Architects: ODDA
Location: ,
Design Team: Diogo Brito, Rodrigo Vilas-Boas, Francisco Lencastre, Lourenço Menezes Rodrigues
Area: 2500.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Joao Morgado

Social Center Luz Soriano / ARQX Architects

© Sonia Arrepia

Architects: ARQX Architects
Location: Rua 8 41, 4150-734 ,
Architects In Charge: Miguel Meirinhos, Pedro da Graça Lopes
Area: 870.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Sonia Arrepia

1930 City Lodge / Ren Pepe Arquitetos

© Attilio Fiumarella

Architects: Ren Pepe Arquitetos
Location: Rua de Costa Cabral 1930, 4350 ,
Architect In Charge: Ren Ito, Alessandro Pepe
Area: 172.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Attilio Fiumarella

House in a Wall / Sérgio Koch

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Architects: Sérgio Koch
Location: ,
Site Area: 813 sqm
Area: 510.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

79 Building / Pedro Mendes Arquitectos

© Jorge Lopez Conde

Architects: Pedro Mendes Arquitectos
Location: Rua Nossa Senhora Fátima 384, 4050-428 Porto,
Architect In Charge: Luis Diaz-Mauriño, Pedro Mendes
Design Team: Patrícia Costa Horta, Pedro Marques Alves, Tiago Marcelino Cruz e Pablo Martín Palomeque
Area: 2855.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jorge Lopez Conde, André Martins

Spotlight: Eduardo Souto de Moura

, 2011 Pritzker laureate, in front of the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego. Photo by Francisco Nogueira.

Today is Eduardo Souto de Moura’s 62nd birthday. With over 60 buildings worldwide, Souto de Moura is known for his thoughtful use of colors and materials. Although often described as a “Miesian” architect, de Moura provides local and original interpretations of Mies van Der Rohe’s modernist style.

Born in , Souto de Moura enrolled at the School of Fine Arts in , studying sculpture and later transferring to architecture at the University of – a decision he credits to a meeting with the artist Donald Judd. While still a student, Souto de Moura interned in the studio of Álvaro Siza, where he worked for five years until starting his own practice in 1980, following Siza’s advice. Although his first major commission was the Cultural Center of Porto, his early career included mostly private homes. Later, de Moura was commissioned for larger public buildings, such as the the Braga Municipal Stadium (2004), the Burgo Tower (2007), and the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego (2008).

Instalação Bar / José Carlos Cruz Arquitecto

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Architects: José Carlos Cruz Arquitecto
Location: Porto, Portugal
Area: 250.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

Escola Secundária Garcia da Orta / Bak Gordon Arquitectos

© Fernando Guerra I

Architects: Bak Gordon Arquitectos
Location: Boavista, 4050-426 Porto,
Architect In Charge: Ricardo Bak Gordon
Year: 2010
Photographs: Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

DM2 Housing / OODA

© Joao Morgado

Architects: OODA
Location: Rua D. Manuel II, , Portugal
Design Team: Diogo Brito, Rodrigo Vilas-Boas, Francisco Lencastre, Francisca Santos, Lourenço Menezes Rodrigues
Area: 1,100 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Joao Morgado