OCO – Ocean & Coastline Observatory wins [UN] RESTRICTED ACCESS 2011

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As previously announced, the Portuguese architects behind “OCO – Ocean & Coastline Observatory” have won Habitat for Humanity’s Open Architecture Challenge: [UN] RESTRICTED ACCESS 2011. Over 500 teams from 74 countries submitted innovative solutions for the recovery and reuse of disabled and abandoned military sites. These submissions were filtered down to 13 finalists by a jury of 33 esteemed professionals. The -based architects of OCO claimed grand prized with their vision to redevelop a desolate military site, that once defended the coast of Trafaria in , into a civic space that promotes coastal preservation.

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House in Torreira / Nuno Silva

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Architects: Nuno Silva
Location: Torreira,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Ivo Tavares Studio

N2X035 HOUSE / N2X Arquitectos

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Architects: N2X Arquitectos
Location: Azores,
Design Team: Isabel Ourique, Pedro Furtado
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: José Maria Oliveira

L02CR House / ARQX Architects

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Architects: ARQX Architects
Location: Oporto,
Design Team: Miguel Meirinhos, Pedro da Graça Lopes
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of ARQX Architects

227 Flat / OODA

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Architects: OODA
Location: Oporto,
Design Team: Diogo Brito, Rodrigo Vilas-Boas, Francisco Lencastre
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 150.0 sqm
Photographs: ctrl + N | productions

Chromatic Screen / Like Architects

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Designed and constructed by Like Architects for the 2012 Oporto Show, the Chromatic Screen installation is an intervention representative of their ephemeral work that lies on the border between architecture, design, urban installation and art. The installation is designed using about 2,000 hangers for children’s clothes from IKEA – ‘Bagis’ -, in four different colors – blue, green, pink and orange – that merge into multiple tonalities. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House In Avintes / Gisela Silva Monteiro

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Architects: Gisela Silva Monteiro
Location: ,
Collaborators: Célia Magalhães, Cláudia Aragão, Eusébio Soares, Nuno Monteiro
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Marcos Oliveira

House in Azóia / Steven Evans + Ricardo Jacinto

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Architects: + Ricardo Jacinto
Location: Sintra,
Structures: Miguel Villar, Sérgio Mártires – Betar
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Daniel Malhão

Urban Shelter / Gabriela Gomes

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Designed by , Shelter ByGG” brings out to public space a sculptural object that can be used as a living space. She proposes the creation of an habitable module, inviting you to rest inside a sculpture installed on a public space. Photographed by Joao Morgado, this project is an artistic manifestation that provides an innovative and unexpected experience as an accommodation space, associated with eco-­‐sustainable solutions and mobility. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House in Ovar / Paula Santos

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Architects: Paula Santos Arquitectura
Location: Municipality,
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Nelson Garrido

Casa Vale do Lobo / ARQUI + Lda

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Architects:
Location: Faro,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 600 sqm
Photographs: FG + SG - Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Grandola Library Proposal / ER Studio

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The building of the Municipal Library and Archives by ER Studio aims to be a timeless reference, an icon that represents not only the past and present of the town of Grândola, but also their future ambitions. Their idea of the Monolith reminds us of the past buildings that have withstood the time, a library and an archive are nothing more than a large repository of knowledge that makes the bridge between past and present. More images and architects’ description after the break.

DJ House / [i]da arquitectos

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Architects: [i]da arquitectos
Location: Carcavelos, Cascais,
Design Team: Ivan de Sousa, Inês Antunes
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 283.81 sqm
Photographs: Joao Morgado

‘Honey Scape’ Landscape Pavilion / Gonçalo Castro Henriques X-REF

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Built after winning an international landscape competition at Ponte Lima, , Honey Scape is temporary landscape pavilion by Gonçalo Castro Henriques of . This installation intends to shelter the visitor, captivating him by a dream-like atmosphere with aromatic plants. This atmosphere is defined by a light and transparent structure, based on a honeycomb, creating a dynamic of light and color throughout the day. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘CRITICAL: Lisbon’ Workshop

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Taking place at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale headquarters from July 16-21, the ‘CRITICAL: Lisbon’ workshop is dedicated to talking, writing, and publishing critically about architecture. Coordinated by Lev Bratishenko, Frederico Duarte and Becky Quintal (included in the Critical Distance program of Lisbon Architecture Triennale), the event is conceived as a speculative editorial project that confronts the notion that architects and the public operate in ideologically disparate universes by focusing on their common desire to improve the city. More information on the workshop after the break.

Paramos House / Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes

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Architect: Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes
Location: Paramos, ,
Area: 783 sqm
Photographs: Nelson Garrido

House Foz do Arelho / Alexandre Burmester Arquitectos Associados

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Architects: Alexandre Burmester Arquitectos Associados
Location: Obidos Lagoon, Caldas da Rainha,
Client: Artur Carvalho
Completion: 2009
Area: 400 sqm
Coast: 450,000 €
Photographs: Barbosae Benigno

 

House in Mexilhoeira-Grande / Marco Arraiolos

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Architects:
Location: Mexilhoeira-Grande, , Portugal
Completion: 2011
Photographs: João Morgado