Sao Cirilo Community Center / Nuno Valentim Arquitectura

© João Ferrand & Mariana Themudo

Architects: Nuno Valentim Arquitectura - Nuno Valentim, Frederico Eça
Location: Barão de Forrester, , Portugal
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: Oliveira Monteiro, 562, Porto,
Area: 45 sqm
Photographs: João Ferrand

House in Serra de Freita / Oficina d’Arquitectura

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

 

Funeral of Matosinhos / Luísa Valente

© Rui Correia

Architects: Luísa Valente

Location: ,
Completion: 2009
Photographs: Rui Correia

Castelo Novo Castle / COMOCO

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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 +
Location: Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal
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

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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, Portugal
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 shared with us their second prize winning proposal in the Ideas Competition for the Re-qualification and Redevelopment of the Beach and Seafront of Figueira da Foz 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.

House In Sobral / Nelson Resende

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Architecture: Nelson Resende
Location: Rua Alminhas do Cabo, Sobral, São João de Ovar, Ovar,
Completion: 2011
Client: Private
Exterior Design:
Construction Area: 238 sqm
Structures: Miguel Pinho, Civil Engineer
Infrastructures: Miguel Pinho, Engineer
Electrical Infrastructures: António Amorim, Electrical Engineer
Construction: Several builders
Photographs: FG+SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura

House In Estoril / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos

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Architects: Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos
Location: Av. General Carmona, , Portugal
Completion: 2009
Construction Area: 562.90 sqm
Co-Workers: Rita Silva, Joana Quintanilha
Landscape Architecture: Global, arquitectura paisagista2
Structure and Foundations: Triede
Special Technical Facilities: Triede
Hydraulic Plants: Triede
Photographs: FG+SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura

Colorfoto Megastore / João Tiago Aguiar

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Architects: João Tiago Aguiar
Location: , Portugal
Project Years: 2009 – 2011
Client: Colorfoto
Architecture Collaboration: Renata Vieira, Ana Caracol, Sílvia Amaral
Builder: Gil Alves da Silva
Built Area: 600 sqm
Photography: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

 

Private House In Barcelos / Rui Grazina

© Nelson Garrido

Architects: Rui Grazina
Location: Cambeses, , Portugal
Project Years: 2008 – 2011
Area: 300 sqm Total Area; 290 sqm Gross Building Area; 3300 sqm Total Plot Area
Construction: Engiaço Construções Técnicas, Braga
Photographs: Nelson Garrido

2011 Pritzker Laureate Eduardo Souto de Moura facing Unemployment?

Eduardo Souto de Moura, 2011 Pritzker laureate, in front of the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego. Photo by Francisco Nogueira.

Despite being awarded the 2011 Pritzker Prize, Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura has admitted difficulty in finding work. In a recent interview with El Mundo, the 59 year-old, Porto-based architect stated that he would prefer to work in his homeland, or even nearby in Spain, but the current economic crisis has him extending his search to other parts of , mainly Italy and France.

Currently immersed in the worst crisis in recent history, became the third country within the 17-country eurozone in need of financial rescue to avoid bankruptcy, following Greece and Ireland. In February, the country’s unemployment rate reached new heights at 15 percent. Meanwhile, as Souto de Moura pointed out, Spain seems to be struggling even more with the possibility of becoming the fourth member of the eurozone in need of a bailout. Spain’s astonishing 23.6 percent unemployment rate has Bloomberg Businessweek referring to it as the greatest European country in danger. Continue reading for more.

Casa Do Lago / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos

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Architects: Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos
Location: , Portugal
Area: 900 sqm
Co-Workers: Nestor Falé, Duarte Madrugo, Filipa Calado, Ricardo Ramos.
Landscape Architecture: Proap
Interior Architecture: Paris Sete
Photographs: FG+SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura

 

RF Apartment / João Tiago Aguiar

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Architect: João Tiago Aguiar
Location: ,
Client: Private
Collaborators: Renata Vieira, Ana Caracol, Sílvia Amaral
Built Area: 210 sqm
Photographers: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra