Refurbishment of the Old Railway Station of Mora First Prize Winning Proposal / CVDB Arquitectos + Tiago Filipe Santos

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Designed by CVDB Arquitectos, with Tiago Filipe Santos, the proposal for the Refurbishment of the Old Railway Station of , Portugal is focused in the pragmatic definition of uses. These aim to bring to life the existing buildings, activate their use, clarify the functional and distributive relations between spaces, and promote new built areas that incorporate a contemporary presence through the iconographic approach of the facades.More images and architects’ description after the break.

Environmental Interpretation Centre in São Jorge Island / Ana Laura Vasconcelos

© FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Location: Azores,
Client: Government of the Azores Regional Ministry of Environment and Sea
Engineering: Batiaçores, Lda
Structural: Helena Batista
Mechanical: João Paulo Veloso
Lightning : João Mota Vieira
Constructor: Castanheira & Soares
Area: 256.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Campos Pharmacy / e|348 Arquitectura

© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

Architects: e|348 Arquitectura
Location: , Portugal
Project Architects: Nuno Pinheiro, António Teixeira
Constructor: Clipharma
Area: 160 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

Environmental Interpretation Centre in Flores Island – Azores / Ana Laura Vasconcelos

© FG + SG – , Sergio Guerra

Architects: Ana Laura Vasconcelos
Location: Santa Cruz Das Flores,
Cost: € 1,000,000 euros
Area: 490 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Eduardo Souto de Moura to receive Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize

 © Francisco Noguei

Breaking news from Tel Aviv: The Wolf Foundation has announced that Pritzker Prize laureate Eduardo Souto de Moura will be honored with ’s prestigious Wolf Prize. The Portuguese architect was named “to reward his advancement of the craft and ideas of architecture.”

Since 1978, Wolf recipients have been annually award to honor those who have advanced the fields of art and science. Often, they are considered to be strong contenders for Nobel prizes, as about one out of every three laureates in chemistry, physics and medicine have gone to receive the Nobel.

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Lordelo Pharmacy / José Carlos Cruz – Arquitecto

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Architects: José Carlos Cruz – Arquitecto
Location: , Portugal
Civil Engineer: NORVIA
Mechanics Engineer: GET_Raul Bessa
Area: 522.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Pedras Salgadas Eco-Resort / Luís Rebelo de Andrade & Diogo Aguiar

© Fernando Guerra |

Architects: Luís Rebelo de Andrade & Diogo Aguiar
Location: , 5450, Portugal
Collaborators: Madalena Rebelo de Andrade, Raquel Jorge, João Jesus
Constructor: Modular System
Client: UNICER
Area: 687,96 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Secundary School EB2/3 de Salvaterra de Magos / João Lúcio Lopes

© Rui Cavaleiro

Architects: João Lúcio Lopes
Location: , Portugal
Design Team: Andreia Gao, Carla Rodrigues, Madalena Caiado, Mariana Henriques, Rui Cavaleiro, Vitor Coutinho Lopes
Area: 12,600 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: João Morgado, Rui Cavaleiro

Secondary School Azevedo Neves / João Lúcio Lopes

© João Morgado

Architects: João Lúcio Lopes
Location: Damaia, Portugal
Design Team: Gemma Vila, Madalena Caiado, Mariana Henriques
Area: 11,218 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: João Morgado, Courtesy of JLLA

House in Tavira / Vitor Vilhena Architects

© Joao Morgado

Architects: Vitor Vilhena Architects
Location: ,
Area: 400 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Joao Morgado

CHV Veterinarian Hospital / dEMM Arquitectura

© Pedro Lobo

Architects: dEMM Arquitectura
Location: , Portugal
Design Team: Paulo Fernandes Silva, Isabela Almeida Neves, Tiago Lopes
Contractor: J Camilo Project
Year: 2012
Photographs: Pedro Lobo

L23 House / Pitagoras Arquitectos

© Jose Campos

Architects: Pitagoras Arquitectos
Location: Guimaraes,
Collaboration: MARLENE SOUSA, arq
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jose Campos

agriCultural Mountain Winning Proposal / Group IUT

© Nelson Guarrido

As one of the winners for the international competition, “Performance architecture”, the agriCultural Mountain project by Group IUT (Nuno Miguel Lima Cruz, Bruno Martins Afonso Gomes, António da Silva Lopes) explores the paradox of an ephemeral monument creation. It´s an artificial mountain placed at the city outskirts, outside the dense urban core, at an agricultural area called “Veiga de Creixomil”. Cultural activities are mainly urban happenings. Rural people and rural areas are usually outside the mainstream circuit of the cultural industry. This proposal aims to bring the cultural phenomenon to the agricultural realm. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Three Courtyards House / Miguel Marcelino

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Architects: Miguel Marcelino
Location: , Portugal
Architect In Charge: Miguel Marcelino
Collaboration: Pedro Dourado
Electrical Engineering: Orlando Sousa
Landscape Design: Ana Amaro
Gross Floor Area: 282 sqm
Gross Volume: 854 sqm
Building Footprint: 173 sqm
Site Area: 2175 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Corpo Santo House / Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas

© José Campos

Architects: Rui Cerqueira Barros
Location: Leça da Palmeira, Matosinhos,
Design Team: _ arch. – Cesar Barros _ eng. – Joaquim Barros _ eng. – Paulo Duval Sobreira _ arch. – Fernando Barbosa – Eugenio Pinto
Construction: JCA Construções
Area: 160.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: José Campos, Courtesy of Rui Cerqueira Barros

Hotel & Catering School / Eduardo Souto de Moura + Graça Correia

© Luis Ferreira Alves

Architects: Eduardo Souto de Moura, Graça Correia
Location: ,
Collaborators: Ana Neto Vieira, Nuno Miguel Ferreira, Telmo Gervásio Gomes, Ricardo Cardoso, Pedro Gama, Nuno Vasconcelos
Client: Fundação Robinson
Area: 0.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Luis Ferreira Alves, Courtesy of Eduardo Souto de Moura + Graça Correia

Shell.ter Pavilion / LIKE Architects

© Eva Vieira

The Shell.ter pavilion, a temporary installation for the Cerveira Creative Camp, is built from monoblock chairs in the gardens of a natural park in the north of , during a short summer workshop by LIKE Architects. Resembling the most advanced digital formalizations of parametric design, the pavilion is actually set by the association of arches formed by ordinary chairs, which, rather than serving to seat, serve as shadow and backrest and create new frameworks that enhance the surrounding nature. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House In Moreira / Phyd Arquitectura

© Javier Callejas

Architects: Phyd Arquitectura
Location: , Maia,
Architect In Charge: Paulo Henrique Durão, João Ricardo Dias, Daniel Gil Tomé
Collaborators: Jennifer Duarte, Miguel Águas
Structure Engineer: Pedro Fragoso Viegas
Year: 2011
Photographs: Javier Callejas