Charles Correa Associates designed this research and diagnostic center located in Lisbon. It is a state-of-the-art facility guided by some of the best scientist in the world. Correa says, “What makes me most proud about this project is that it is NOT a Museum of Modern Art. On the contrary, it uses the highest levels of contemporary science and medicine to help people grappling with real problems; cancer, brain damage and going blind. And to house these cutting-edge activities, we tried to create a piece of architecture. Architecture as Sculpture. Architecture as Beauty. Beauty as therapy.”
Architect: Charles Correa Associates
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Project Area: 50,000 sqm
Photographs: José Campos, arqf architectural photography
This project takes advantage of the demolition of the existing building, which occupied the whole of the plot, to design a new Plaza, with a scale and dignity to receive the Law Courts. In dialogue with the granite walls that define its surroundings, the Plaza takes on the form of a bottling of stone, upon which the Law Courts rest.
Architect: Bernardo Rodrigues
Location: Ribeira Grande, Portugal
Preliminary Study: James Grainger, Pedro Mosca, Natacha Viveiros
Execution: Nelson Ferreira, Ye Xuanyong, Vasco Melo, Laura von Dellemann, Alexandra Balona
Work: Adriana Massague, Rita Breda, Ana Soares, Jessica Silva, Sofia Cordeiro, Raquel Fernandes Elena Archipovait Marcello Zahr
Project Year: 2002-2010
Photographs: Iwan Baan
The Art and Archeological Museum in Vale do Coa, Portugal by CVDB Arquitectos is an entry for an International Public Competition hosted by the Portuguese Archeological Institute. The project is located on a relatively secluded landscape and creates a establishes a strong connection between the natural and built forms on the site.
More on this project after the break.
2004, the year of registration of the brand-name Contaminar Studio, marked the beginning of a studio intended to be a gold standard in the field of contemporary architecture. The idea was to create a working team, in which ideas could merge in joint artistic objectives. This idea arose during the team’s academic training in ARCA | EUAC – Escola Universitária das Artes de Coimbra. Based partly in the Bauhaus spirit and developed through the Faculty’s own structure, this studio draws from the pluridisciplinarity of its founders (architecture and design) and maintains relationships with collaborators from other artistic fields.
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Architects: Duarte Caldeira
Location: S.Vicente Madeira, Portugal
Project Team: Duarte Caldeira, Filipe Clairouin, Roberto Castro
Structural Engineers: Casca Gabinete Projectos Lda
Lighting: Fernando Sousa Pereira
Contractor: Tecnovia S.A.
Built area: 420 sqm
Project year: 2008
Photographs: Joao Morgado
Architects: Regino Cruz Architects
Location: Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Project Team: Regino Cruz, Conceição Costa, Augusto Lopes, Jorge Serrano, Sónia Nunes, Susana Meireles, Pedro Campos, Duarte Amâncio
Structures: PECS – Projecto de Engenharia, Lda
Specials Technical Facilities: Energia Técnica Lda
Project area: 20,635 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Regino Cruz Architects
Architects: Aires Mateus
Location: Sines, Portugal
Project Authors: Manuel Aires Mateus & Francisco Aires Mateus
Project Leader: Jorge P. Silva
Collaborators: Rodolfo Reis Dias, Bruno Moura Anes, Pedro Anão, Cristina Fuertes Miquel, Amparo Burgos Garcia
Client: Câmara Municipal de Sines
Structural Engineer: Miguel Vilar – BETAR
Electrical Engineer: Raul Serafim
Water Engineer: Marta Azevedo – BETAR
Construction Coordination: Emília Martins
Site Director: António Pinto
Project Area: 8,065 sqm
Project Year: 2005
Photographs: Daniel Malhão
Architects: Roseta Vaz Monteiro Arquitectos - Francisco Vaz Monteiro, Filipa Roseta
Location: Estoril, Portugal
Collaborators: Inês Fontoura, Bruno Almeida, Patrícia Duarte, Inês Canas, Ana Margarida Mendes
Client: Centro Paroquial do Estoril
Project year: 2001 – 2009
Video: Vitor Gabriel
Photographs: Joao Morgado