House F+M / João Rapagão Arquitecto

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Architect: João Rapagão Arquitecto
Location: ,
Photographs: Ricardo Loureiro

   

Re-qualification and Redevelopment of the Beach and Seafront of Figueira da Foz and Buarcos Proposal / Labor4plus

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In the proposal for the Re-qualification and Redevelopment of the Beach and Seafront of and Buarcos by Labor4plus, the large expanse of the beach offers the unique opportunity to redefine the esplanade and to make better use of the beach as a public space. Their design envisions a landscape park which represents a natural passage from the beach to the city with its dunes and pine groves, which invites users to stay and offers various spaces for recreational activities. These spaces are connected on the one hand to the city and also with each other by beach trails. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Externato Carvalho Araujo / Atelier Carvalho Araújo

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Architects: Atelier Carvalho Araújo – José Manuel Carvalho Araújo
Location: , Portugal
Client: Externato Carvalho Araújo
Design Team: Daniel Silva; Manuel Ribeiro; Nuno Capa; Pedro America; Pedro Macedo; Sandra Ferreira, Nuno Capa, Raul Carvalhais
Photographs: Pedro Lobo

Nossa Senhora das Necessidades Church / Célia Faria + Inês Cortesão

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Architects: Célia Faria + Inês Cortesão
Location: Chãs, Leiria, Portugal
Design Team: Marco dos Santos, Liliana Pereira
Client: Comissão da Igreja de Chãs
Completion: 2011
Structural Engineer: Manuel Rodrigues Vieira, Mário Rui Gomes Santos
Acoustic Engineer: João Barrento da Costa
Area: 537 sqm
Photographers: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

ESL / Atelier Carvalho Araújo

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Architects: Atelier Carvalho Araújo – José Manuel Carvalho Araújo
Location: , Portugal
Design Team: Joel Moniz, Sandra Ferreira, Ricardo Tojal, Álvaro Pereira, Pedro Mendes, Ana Vilar, Ana Carvalho
Client: Parque Escolar, EPE
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Hugo Carvalho Araújo, José Campos

   

‘Made-In’ Guimarães 2012 Competition to Transform Public Washhouses

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Made-In, an international competition of ideas for public artworks, is destined to reconfigure 5 public spaces in the city of , beyond 2012. This competition is aimed towards art and architecture professionals, to present ideas for 5 specific sites, 4 existing Wash Houses and a proposed new one. The proposed ideas should comply with quality, maintenance and accessibility requirements considering public of all ages and the specific use of the proposed sites. Registration is open until July 15. More information on the competition after the break.

Xieira House II / A2 + Arquitectos

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Architects: A2 + Arquitectos – Sara Oliveira, Marco Guarda
Location: , Portugal
Completion: 2011
Area: 520 sqm
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

   

House of Agostos / Pedro Domingos Arquitectos

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Architects: Pedro Domingos Arquitectos
Location: Santa Barbara-de-Nexe, Faro, Portugal
Project Team: , Humberto Dias, Sonia Carvalheiro
Completion: 2011
Engineering: Luis Santos Palma, JAC, João Teixeira da Silva
Built Área: 200 sqm (house) + 900 sqm (landscape)
Cost: 250,000 Euros
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Atelier de Jardim AS / Atelier Carvalho Araújo

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Architects: Atelier Carvalho Araújo – José Manuel Carvalho Araújo
Location: , Portugal
Design Team: Joel Moniz, Filipe Russel, Hugo Melo
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Hugo Carvalho Araújo

Maia Commercial Gallery / 100 Planos Arquitectura

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Architects: 100 Planos Arquitectura
Location: Maia,
Completion: 2012
Photographs: Bruno Aguiar

  

Lagarteiro Neighborhood: Urban Renewal of Public Space / Domitianus Arquitectura

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The public space project by of this unique urban neighbourhood comes at a time of re-foundation of the modern process, reflecting in its urban structure the main issues from the time it was done. In this housing complex, their design overcomes the idea of urban center, and instead, long sets of “bands” are adapting along the road structure, promoting advances and setbacks of buildings or misalignments in the implementation of several blocks, situations diversity, which take on greater meaning when incorporated into the structure of green frame. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Lar Casa de Magalhaes / Atelier Carvalho Araújo

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Architects: Atelier Carvalho Araújo – José Manuel Carvalho Araújo
Location: ,
Client: C. M. de Ponte de Lima – Casa do Povo
Design Team: Joel Moniz, Alexandre Branco, Sandra Ferreira, Mónica Peixoto, Liliana Costa, Ana Vilar, Lília Costa, Nuno Vieira, Filipe Russell
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Hugo Carvalho Araújo

  

Centro de Artes do Carnaval / José Neves

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José Neves recenlty won the first prize in the competition for the project of the Centro de Artes do Carnaval in the city of , . The jury noted that the design organizes the spaces for public use in an optimal way, allowing for a visitor’s path which is logical, organized and consequential. The proposal suggests the building as a unifying idea for the site starting from a balance between the contest specifications and the site characteristics, an innovative approach to the Slaughter House building, a relevant interpretation of the existing urban language and the consequent formulation of an architectural language which reinvents the site. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Vidago Palace & Spa / Alvaro Siza

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Portuguese photographer Nelson Garrido shared with us one of the most recents projects by Pritzker laureate architect Alvaro Siza in , . According to the client itself, “in stark contrast to the main building’s Belle Epoque opulence, The Spa is a minimalist oasis of clean lines and white marble. Designed by acclaimed architect Alvero Siza-Vieira, the modern, zen-like space has a distinctly calming quality which promotes an immediate sense of well-being – even before a single treatment has been enjoyed.”

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Galeria Mario Sequeira / Atelier Carvalho Araújo

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Architects: Atelier Carvalho Araújo – José Manuel Carvalho Araújo
Location: ,
Client: Mário Sequeira
Design Team: Nuno Capa, Raul Carvalhai
Photographs: Pedro Lobo

  

S. Roque House I / Bruno Armando Gomes Marques

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Architects:
Location: S. Roque, Municipality of Oliveira de Azeméis,
Contributors: Architect Gonçalo Freitas, Architect Rita Cunha
Designers of expertise: Ponte Urbana, Ltd
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Miguel Coelho

Porto Covo Palace / Frederico Valsassina

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Architects: Frederico Valsassina 
Location: Rua de S.Domingos à Lapa, Lisboa,
Client: Companhia de Seguros Lusitânia
Completion: 2009
Construction Area: 2,300 sqm
Team: Sofia Salazar Leite, João Torres, Rita Amado
Landscape Architecture: Proap
Structure and foundations: JSJ
Special Technical Facilities: Joule / GET
Hydraulic plans: Ductos
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

   

GA House / Samf

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Architects: Samf – Sara Antunes, Mário Ferreira Arquitectos
Location: ,
Total Area: 252 sqm
Photographs: Thorsten Humpel