Lonely Houses: Sejkko’s Surreal Photos of Traditional Portuguese Homes

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The son of Portuguese immigrants in Venezuela, Manuel Pita, also known as “Sejkko,” is a scientist and photographer who expresses his creativity on Instagram. In his latest series, “Lonely Houses,” Sejkko’s surreal photos capture the traditional houses of , edited to “bring them as close as possible to the way my eyes see them,” he explains.

Oporto Loft / hoffice | Property Advisors

© Filipe Brandão

Architects: hoffice | Property Advisors
Location: , Portugal
Architect In Charge: Ricardo Dias Pinto
Area: 60.0 sqm
Photographs: Filipe Brandão

Water Museum / p-06 atelier

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Architects: p-06 atelier
Location: ,
Design Director: Nuno Gusmão
Designers: Vanda Mota
Area: 170.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

S. Victor Lofts / A2OFFICE

© AL.MA

Architects: A2OFFICE
Location: Porto,
Architecture And Coordination: Alberto Dias Ribeiro
Area: 52.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: AL.MA

Marginal de Esposende Redevelopment / Victor Neves Arquitectura e Urbanismo

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Architects: Victor Neves Arquitectura e Urbanismo
Location: Avenida Engenheiro Eduardo Arantes e Oliveira, 4740 Esposende, Portugal
Project Architect: Prof. Dr. Arqt.º Victor Neves
Collaborators: Arqt.º David Correia, Arqt.ª Carla Anastácio
Project Area: 25500.0 m2
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

HVM House / M2.senos

© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

Architects: M2.senos
Location: Verdemilho – Aveiro,
Project Architects: Ricardo Senos, Sofia Senos
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

Vila Franca de Xira Municipal Library / Miguel Arruda Arquitectos Associados

© Fernando Guerra |

Architects: Miguel Arruda Arquitectos Associados
Location: 2600 Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal
Project Architect: Miguel Arruda
Coordination: João
Project Area: 3200.0 m2
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Utopia Villa / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos

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Architects: Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos
Location: Carnaxide,
Project Area: 2 x 450 m²
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

CIM – Mouraria Creative Hub / DNSJ.arq

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Architects: DNSJ.arq
Location: Rua dos Lagares 24, 1100-300 ,
Architect In Charge: Nuno simões
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Apply to Have Your Urban Intervention Realized in Abrantes, Portugal

180 Creative Camp is back! The 5th edition of the event will take place from July 5-12 in the Portuguese city of Abrantes.  One of the leading creative gatherings worldwide, unites some of the world’s most inspiring creators from different areas of artistic expression for a week of creative intersections. Developed by Canal180, the camp combines video, music, photography, design, architecture and urban art. For a second consecutive year, and in partnership with the Municipality of Abrantes, is seeking proposals for an Urban Intervention Project to be displayed in Abrantes’ historic center, as well as 15 “Stores Art Attack” project interventions. Proposals need to be submitted by May 31. Learn more after the break.

EDP / RCA – Regino Cruz Arquitectos

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Architects: RCA – Regino Cruz Arquitectos
Location: , Portugal
Design Team: Regino Cruz, Célide Cruz, Filipe Balestra, Sara Göransson, Rafael Balestra, Hugo Ricardo, Ruben Mateus and Luís Pestana
Area: 1250.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Monocle’s Inaugural Conference In Lisbon Asks: What Is Quality Of Life?

Monoclea briefing on global affairs, business, culture and design, was founded by in 2007 by Tyler Brûlé, the former Editor-in-Chief of Wallpaper*. With over thirty correspondents working around the world, the magazine also has local bureaux in Tokyo, New York City, Hong Kong, Zürich, Toronto, Istanbul and Singapore. This month saw the publication host their inaugural international conference, centering on the enduring theme that has preoccupied the magazine since launch: Quality of Life.

Set against the backdrop of Portugal’s capital, , the event was hosted by Brûlé alongside editors Andrew Tuck, Robert Bound, Sophie Grove and Steve Bloomfield. The opinions of twenty-three internationally renowned speakers―including Martin Roth (Director of London’s Victoria & Albert Museum), Taco Dibbits (of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum) and Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld, alongside the Mayors of Oslo and ―were keenly listened to by 160 delegates who had traveled from across the world. The points for discussion allowed for a breadth of discourse that spanned housing and urbanism, to explorations of the ‘high street’ and the significance of the museum in the contemporary city. The thematic scope of these conversations made them accessible, inspirational and, more importantly, both relevant and widely applicable.

CA Crédito Agrícola / Marques Franco Arquitectos

© José Campos Architectural

Architects: Marques Franco Arquitectos
Location: Viana do Castelo,
Area: 4000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: José Campos Architectural Photography

Machado de Castro National Museum Refurbishment / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos

© Duccio Malagamba

Architects: Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos
Location: Largo Doutor José Rodrigues, 3000-373 Coimbra,
Architect In Charge: Gonçalo Byrne
Area: 13130.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Duccio Malagamba

Vira-Lata / Moradavaga

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Architects: Moradavaga
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Manfred Eccli, Pedro Cavaco Leitão
Year: 2015
Photographs: Courtesy of Moradavaga

AB House / Galeria Gabinete

© José Campos

Architects: Galeria Gabinete
Location: Penafiel,
Architecture : Helder de Carvalho
Project Manager : Helder de Carvalho
Team : Helder de Carvalho, Cláudio Ferreira, Sérgio Azevedo, Vasco Melo, Paulo Neves e Pedro Guedes
Photographs: José Campos

How Subvert Studio Proposes To Revive a Renowned Lisbon Landmark

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With  now bouncing back from the 2008 recession, its estimated 12,000 buildings in decay offer plenty of opportunities to bring the city’s buildings more in line with its new economic structure. In this article, originally published by Curbed as “What Could Be Next for a Noted Lisbon Modernist Relic?” Lisbon’s Subvert Studio presents a speculative proposal for one of the city’s most notable – and visible – modernist ruins.

Views from the balcony of what was once the Panoramic Restaurant of Monsanto show a band of green treetops, a stretch of white cityscape that spans Lisbon‘s old and new quarters, and a glimmering slice of the Tagus river beyond, mouthing toward the Atlantic. Bracketing the view is blue: a blue sky above, and below, a blue smash of broken glass, reflecting and refracting the sky’s color. Wherever there is a vista at the Panoramic Restaurant of Monsanto, wherever there are windows—and the view is the focal point of the space—there is broken glass.

Last used as a club at the top of a 2,400-acre city park, the modernist structure has slipped ever further into riotous abandon since the mid-1990s. Windows have collapsed, graffiti long ago joined the reliefs by Portuguese ceramic muralist Querubim Lapa on the walls and the stained glass sculpture at the entry, chunks of ceiling have tumbled to the ground. And in recent months, a discussion has emerged: what to do with this city-owned modernist relic, which some estimate will require 20 million Euros to fix?

Apartamento 1757 / Camarim Arquitectos

© Nelson Garrido

Architects: Camarim Arquitectos
Location: , Portugal
Project Architects: Vasco Correia, Patrícia Sousa
Area: 146.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Nelson Garrido