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DL House / URBAstudios

15:00 - 6 April, 2017
DL House / URBAstudios, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Nuno Alves de Carvalho
  • Area

    148.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Armazém Luxury Housing / Pedra Líquida

13:00 - 3 April, 2017
Armazém Luxury Housing / Pedra Líquida, © José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos +40

Alves da Veiga / Pedro Ferreira Architecture Studio

05:00 - 9 March, 2017
Alves da Veiga / Pedro Ferreira Architecture Studio, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +21

Eclipse / FAHR 021.3

11:00 - 27 February, 2017
Eclipse  / FAHR 021.3, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +27

6 Unique Long Weekend Travel Ideas for Architects

09:30 - 27 February, 2017
6 Unique Long Weekend Travel Ideas for Architects

The "architectural pilgrimage" is much more than just everyday tourism. Studying and admiring a building through text and images often creates a hunger in architects, thanks to the space between the limitations of 2D representation and the true experience of the building. Seeing a building in person that one has long loved from a distance can become something of a spiritual experience, and architects often plan vacations around favorite or important spaces. But too often, architects become transfixed by a need to visit the same dozen European cities that have come to make up the traveling architect's bucket list.

The list here shares some sites that may not have made your list just yet. Although somewhat less well known than the canonical cities, the architecture of these six cities is sure to hold its ground against the world's best. The locations here make ideal long weekend trips (depending of course on where you are traveling from), although it never hurts to have more than a few days to really become immersed in a city. We have selected a few must-see buildings from each location, but each has even more to offer than what you see here—so don't be afraid to explore!

The Green House / URBAstudios

05:00 - 27 February, 2017
The Green House  / URBAstudios, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Nuno Alves de Carvalho
  • Area

    49.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Casa Acreditar Porto / Atelier do cardoso arquitectos

02:00 - 21 February, 2017
Casa Acreditar Porto / Atelier do cardoso arquitectos, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +48

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Académico Futebol Club 364, 4200 Porto, Portugal
  • Architects in Charge

    Mafalda Ribeiro Ambrósio, João Gomes Leitão
  • Area

    1700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Pixelmatters HQ / Pixelmatters

09:00 - 19 February, 2017
Pixelmatters HQ / Pixelmatters, © Armazém Criativo
© Armazém Criativo

© Armazém Criativo © Armazém Criativo © Armazém Criativo © Armazém Criativo +41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Av. dos Aliados, 4000 Porto, Portugal
  • Woodwork

    Guilhermino Oliveira
  • Construction Management

    André Oliveira, Ana Gomes
  • Area

    360.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

House in Rua da Torrinha / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos

13:00 - 25 November, 2016
House in Rua da Torrinha  / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos, © A Caixa Negra
© A Caixa Negra

© A Caixa Negra © A Caixa Negra © A Caixa Negra © A Caixa Negra +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua da Torrinha, 4050 Porto, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Sofia Granjo, Tiago Clérigo
  • Area

    300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Baumhaus / Ana Coelho Arquitectura

05:00 - 19 November, 2016
Baumhaus  / Ana Coelho Arquitectura, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Ana Coelho Arquitectura
  • Design Team

    Ana Coelho, Marta Martins
  • Area

    550.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

D. João IV / PF Architecture Studio

05:00 - 31 October, 2016
D. João IV / PF Architecture Studio, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +22

Sunwheel / Moradavaga

05:00 - 30 October, 2016
Sunwheel / Moradavaga , Courtesy of Moradavaga
Courtesy of Moradavaga

Courtesy of Moradavaga Courtesy of Moradavaga Courtesy of Moradavaga Courtesy of Moradavaga +14

  • Architects

  • Localization

    Porto, Portugal
  • Area

    54.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Cortesia de Moradavaga

Residential Building / Paula Santos

15:00 - 20 September, 2016
Residential Building / Paula Santos, © Alberto Plácido
© Alberto Plácido

© Alberto Plácido © Alberto Plácido © Alberto Plácido © Alberto Plácido +15

Boavista House / Pablo Pita Arquitectos

09:00 - 20 September, 2016
Boavista House / Pablo Pita Arquitectos, © José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Project Team

    Pablo Rebelo, Pedro Pita, Ricardo Oliveira, Catarina Alegria
  • Area

    260.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Rosário House / depA + Margarida Leitão

02:00 - 16 September, 2016
Rosário House  / depA  + Margarida Leitão , © José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos +32

Spotlight: Eduardo Souto de Moura

06:00 - 25 July, 2016
Spotlight: Eduardo Souto de Moura, Casa das Histórias Paula Rego. Image © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
Casa das Histórias Paula Rego. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Eduardo Souto de Moura (born 25 July 1952), the Portuguese architect that won the 2011 Pritzker Prize, is known for designs that are formally simple yet serious and at times, dramatic, created through his thoughtful use of colors and materials. His architecture is both versatile and consistent, contextual yet universal, and rarely affected by current trends or styles.

RT House / A2OFFICE

15:00 - 15 July, 2016
RT House / A2OFFICE, © AL.MA Fotografia | Alexandra Marques
© AL.MA Fotografia | Alexandra Marques

© AL.MA Fotografia | Alexandra Marques © AL.MA Fotografia | Alexandra Marques © AL.MA Fotografia | Alexandra Marques © AL.MA Fotografia | Alexandra Marques +43

Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art Presents “Raw Material: A View of the Archive of Álvaro Siza”

16:00 - 19 June, 2016
Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art Presents “Raw Material: A View of the Archive of Álvaro Siza”, Álvaro Siza,  Serralves Museum, Porto, 1991-1999. First sketches for the projetc, [1991]  29,7 x 42,0 cm. [ASV/FS 25]
Álvaro Siza, Serralves Museum, Porto, 1991-1999. First sketches for the projetc, [1991] 29,7 x 42,0 cm. [ASV/FS 25]

Description from The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art: The first of a developing programme at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art of exhibitions talks and events dedicated to contemporary architecture, ‘Raw Material’ presents plans, sketches, correspondence and photographs that offer a fuller understanding of the process of architectural design, beyond the self-sufficiency of the realized project. This will be the first exhibition to draw upon the recent gift to the Fundação de Serralves of 40 projects from the archive of Álvaro Siza as part of a collaboration between Fundação de Serralves, the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon.

Álvaro Siza’s practice is distinguished by his use of drawing as a working instrument in the prefiguration of forms and spaces within the process that brings him successively closer to the desired result. But an archive is more than just a set of drawings. The architect’s correspondence with his clients, the photographic record of the places where the works are to be built, relations with regulatory authorities and the opinions of the multiple actors involved in the construction processes, the models that support the perception of the proposals, the minutes of meetings and reports of the tensions arising at the building sites are documents that record an infinite number of episodes that remain invisible in the finished work. Offering insight into their contingent processes, the exhibition also offers invaluable understanding of the processes associated with the inventory, classification, and conservation of Siza’s archive, which will serve as a focus for future research and discussion about the role of architecture in contemporary society.