Lar Casa de Magalhaes / Atelier Carvalho Araújo

© Hugo Carvalho Araújo

Architects: Atelier Carvalho Araújo – José Manuel Carvalho Araújo
Location: Ponte de Lima,
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

Courtesy of José Neves

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

© Nelson Garrido

Portuguese photographer Nelson Garrido shared with us one of the most recents projects by Pritzker laureate architect Alvaro Siza in Porto, . 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

© Pedro Lobo

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

  

S. Roque House I / Bruno Armando Gomes Marques

© Miguel Coelho

Architects: Bruno Armando Gomes Marques
Location: S. Roque, Municipality of ,
Contributors: Architect Gonçalo Freitas, Architect Rita Cunha
Designers of expertise: Ponte Urbana, Ltd
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Miguel Coelho

Porto Covo Palace / Frederico Valsassina

© FG+SG

Architects: Frederico Valsassina 
Location: 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

© Thorsten Humpel

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

Sao Cirilo Community Center / Nuno Valentim Arquitectura

© João Ferrand & Mariana Themudo

Architects: Nuno Valentim Arquitectura - Nuno Valentim, Frederico Eça
Location: Barão de Forrester, Porto,
Collaborators: Paola Monzio, Joana Sarmento, Margarida Ramos
Completion: 2008
Area: 2215 sqm
Photographs: João Ferrand, Mariana Themudo 

   

Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro Secondary School / Sousa Santos Architects

© João Morgado

Architects: Sousa Santos Architects
Location: Caldas da Rainha,
Design Team: Jorge Sousa Santos, Bruno Ferraz, Patricia Costa, Ismael Prata, Sofia Oliveira, Vítor Ribeiro
Client: Parque Escola
Completion: 2010
Photographs: João Morgado

Capela Creu / Nuno Valentim Arquitectura

© João Ferrand

Architects: Nuno Valentim Arquitectura – Nuno Valentim, Frederico Eça
Location: Rua Oliveira Monteiro, 562, Porto,
Area: 45 sqm
Photographs: João Ferrand

House in Serra de Freita / Oficina d’Arquitectura

© Oficina d'Arquitectura

Architects: Oficina d’Arquitectura – Florêncio da Costa, José Pinho
Location: Serra de Freita, Arouca,
Building Area: 316 sqm
Photographs: Oficina d’Arquitectura

 

Funeral of Matosinhos / Luísa Valente

© Rui Correia

Architects: Luísa Valente

Location: Matosinhos,
Completion: 2009
Photographs: Rui Correia

Castelo Novo Castle / COMOCO

© FG+SG

Architects: COMOCO
Location: Castelo Novo, Fundão,
Client: Fundão Municipality
Engineering: Direcção-Geral dos Edifícios e Monumentos Nacionais (DGEMN)
Site Area: 3,650 sqm
Completion: 2008
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

MAAVC / Camilo Rebelo + Tiago Pimentel

© Claudio Reis

Architects: Camilo Rebelo + Tiago Pimentel
Location: Vila Nova de Foz Côa,
Gross Floor Area: 8,121.31 sqm
Completion: 2009
Photographs: Claudio Reis

  

Dental Clinic in Lisbon / Pedra Silva Architects

© João Morgado

Architects: Pedra Silva Architects
Location: , Portugal
Design Team: Dina Castro, Hugo Ramos, Maria Rita Pais, Jette Fyhn, André Góis Fernandes, Ricardo Sousa
Project Area: 149 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Contractor: Sabrab Engenharia
Photographs: João Morgado

   

Frei Sebastião House / António Fernandez Architects

© FG + SG - Fotografía de Arquitectura

Architects: António Fernandez Architects
Location: Póvoa do Varzim, 4490-520 Povoa de Varzim,
Architects In Charge: António Fernandez, Ema Rosmaninho
Year: 2011
Photographs: FG + SG – Fotografía de Arquitectura

Soares dos Reis School of Arts / Carlos Prata + Nuno Barbosa

© Luís Ferreira Alves

Architects: Carlos Prata +
Location: Rua do Major David Magno, Porto,
Collaborators: Catarina Bianchi Prata, Claudia Monteiro, Claudia Velho, Gisela Lameira, Gonçalo Magalhães,Gonçalo Silvano, Joana Mendes, Sara Almeida
Total area: 15,108 sqm
Costing: 12,396,620€
Photographs: Luís Ferreira Alves, Francisco Piqueiro, Foto Engenho

   

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

Courtesy of RUA

RUA shared with us their second prize winning proposal in the Ideas Competition for the Re-qualification and Redevelopment of the Beach and Seafront of and . Their proposal is for a light concrete structure that “fly’s” over the dunes allowing for a gradual and controlled re-naturalization of the area between the existing promenade and the waterfront. More images and architects’ description after the break.