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 , Portugal
Architect In Charge: Ren Ito, Alessandro Pepe
Area: 172.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Attilio Fiumarella

House in a Wall / Sérgio Koch

© Fernando Guerra |

Architects: Sérgio Koch
Location: Porto,
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 ,
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

© Fernando Guerra I

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

Escola Secundária Garcia da Orta / Bak Gordon Arquitectos

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

Architects: Bak Gordon Arquitectos
Location: Boavista, 4050-426 ,
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

U8 International Competition: The Unknown Porto

Revista Unidade recently announced their international competition “The Unknown Porto”. The main goal is to convert an industrial ruin into a service station, serving the national road of .

Registration for the competition will end May 17 and the jury includes Eduardo Souto de Moura, Valerio Olgiati, Jonathan Sergison and Camilo Rebelo. For more information, please go to the competition’s official website.

Exhibition: Porto Poetic

Poetic, an exhibition covering the career and work of notable portuguese architects, started March 6 and will keep on going until April 13. The exhibition, which includes the work of Pritzker Prize winners Álvaro Siza and , will show sketches, plans, models and photographs of their most important work.

The exhibition will include a conference by Siza, Souto de Moura and Francesco Dal Co on April 3rd. The complete program and conference schedule can be downloaded here (in Portuguese).

Title: Exhibition: Porto Poetic
From: Thu, 06 Mar 2014
Until: Sun, 13 Apr 2014
Venue: Galeria Municipal Almeida Garrett
Address: Porto, Portugal

Casa da Maternidade / Pablo Pita Arquitectos

© José Campos

Architects: Pablo Pita Arquitectos
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Pablo Rebelo, Pedro Pita
Year: 2013
Photographs: José Campos

Pharmacy Museum / Site Specific Arquitectura

© João Morgado

Architects: Site Specific Arquitectura
Location: , Portugal
Design / Museography / Communication : P-06 Atelier
Year: 2010
Photographs: João Morgado

Flower House / EZZO

© João Ferrand

Architects: EZZO
Location: Porto,
Architect In Charge: César Machado Moreira
Collaborator: João Pedro Leal
Area: 120.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: João Ferrand

Consexto Lab / consexto

© FG + SG

Architects: consexto
Location: ,
Client: consexto
Year: 2012
Photographs: FG + SG

Vaulted Cork Pavillion / Pedro de Azambuja Varela + Maria João de Oliveira + Emmanuel Novo

© Joao Morgado

Architects: Pedro de Azambuja Varela + Maria João de Oliveira +
Location: , Portugal
Year: 2013
Photographs: Joao Morgado

Tomas Koolhaas Releases Official ‘REM’ Trailer, Exclusive Interview with Kanye West

Los Angeles-based cinematographer Tomas Koolhaas is nearing completion of his highly anticipated film, REM. The feature length documentary, which focuses on the work of Tomas’ famed father, Koolhaas, is the first architectural film to “comprehensively explore the human conditions in and around Koolhaas’ buildings from a ground level perspective.” Rather than lifeless still shots and long-winded, intellectual discourse, REM exposes the one thing that gives each building function and purpose: how it is used by people.

So far, REM has been funded entirely by grants. However, in order for Tomas to collect the necessary funds to complete post-production, he has turned to you by launching a Kickstarter campaign.

Watch REM’s official trailer above, which follows a parkour expert as he moves through the Casa De Musica in , and follow us after the break for Tomas’ exclusive interview with Kanye West, who comments on his work with OMA at the 2012 Cannes film festival.

Ipam Environmental Graphic Design / P-06 Atelier

© IADE

Designers: P-06 Atelier
Building Architects: Lousinha Arquitectos
Location: Porto,
Design Team: Nuno Gusmão (Creative Director), Mário Videira (Designer)
Area: 4200.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: IADE