Lisbon Architecture School faces Closure

House In Leiria / Aires Mateus - © FG+SG (, Sergio Guerra)

Last May, Portugal became the third country within the 17-country eurozone in need of a financial rescue to avoid bankruptcy, following Greece and Ireland. Unemployment within the country has climbed up to 14.8 percent as the recession has brought harsh conditions to architects and architecture students alike. Now, the prestigious Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University of Lisbon (UTL), one that has fostered many great architects such as João Luis Carrilho da Graça and Manuel Aires Mateus, may be forced to close its doors.

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Monte Alentejano Housing / Quadrante Arquitectura

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Architecture: Quadrante Arquitectura – João Rainha Castro
Location: Grândola, Portugal
Collaborators: João Rainha Castro
Promoter / Client: Particular
Project year: 2005–2006
Construction Year: 2008
Photographers: FG+SG, Sergio Guerra

Furadouro Complex / Claudio Sat Unipessoal lda

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Architect: Claudio Sat, Unipessoal, lda
Location: , Óbidos, Portugal
Project Team: Pedro Cancela, Gisela Ferreira, Ricardo Porfírio
Final design: Ana Duarte Pinto – João Manuel Alves, arquitectos lda
Project Team: Diana Parracho, Mariana Pimentel, Nuno Amaro, Manuel Vacas
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Apartment Rehabilitation in Lisbon / Bruno Pica & Carla Pica

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Architects: Bruno Pica & Carla Pica
Location: ,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: David Pereira

Modernisation of Sebastião da Gama School / RCJV

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Architects: RCJV – Ricardo Carvalho & Joana Vilhena Arquitectos
Location: Setúbal,
Team: Joana Vilhena, Ricardo Carvalho, José Maria Rhodes Sérgio, José Roque, Francisco Costa and SebastiãoTaquenho
Year: 2008 – 2010
Photographs: João Morgado

Amareleja Photovoltaic Central / Quadrante Arquitectura

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Architecture: Quadrante Arquitectura – JoãoRainha Castro
Location: Moura,
Collaborators: João Rainha Castro_Sílvia Morais
Promoter/Client: Amper Central Solar, SA / Acciona Solar
Construction Year: 2008-2010
Photographers: FG+SG, Sergio Guerra

House In Souto / Nelson Resende

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Architects: Nelson Resende
Location: Rua de Violetas, 125, Cabomonte, Souto, Santa Maria da Feira,
Completion: 2011
Structures: Miguel Pinho, Civil Engineer
Infrastructure: Miguel Pinho, Engineer
Electrical Infrastructures: António Amorim, Electrical Engineer
Photographs: FG+SG – , Sergio Guerra

 

House Colunata / Mario Martins

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Architect: Mario Martins
Location: , Algarve,
Project Years: 2007-2011
Design Team: Ana Rocha, Filipa Santos, Fernanda Pereira, Rui Saavedra
Technical projects: Palma & Franco, Lda
Photographers: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

House In Lagos / Mario Martins

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Architect: Mario Martins
Location: Lagos,
Project Years: 2007-2010
Design Team: Rui Duarte, Sonia Fialho, Rita Rocha, Paulo Baptista
Photography: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

BIOMED – Biomedical Research Center / AND-RÉ

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Representing the consolidation of high sustainability concerns, wise program organization criteria, and a strong iconographic language the Biomedical Research Center proposal by AND-RÉ associates a conventional and regular structural system. The pillars and beams are designed under an orthogonal metric of porches of standard sizing, thus allowing a rigorous organization of the interior – with one exterior covering skin covering made of metallic surface modules. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Alvito Complex / Claudio Sat Unipessoal lda

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Architect: Claudio Sat, Unipessoal, lda
Location: Gaeiras, , Portugal
Project Team: Pedro Cancela, Gisela Ferreira, Ricardo Porfírio
Final design: Ana Duarte Pinto – João Manuel Alves, arquitectos lda
Project Team: Diana Parracho, Mariana Pimentel, Nuno Amaro, Manuel Vacas
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Apartment In Lapa / Construir Habitar Pensar Arquitectos

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Architecture: Construir Habitar Pensar Arquitectos
Location: Lapa, Lisbon,
Photography: Francisco Nogueira

Accommodation Block Of Sergeants / Filipe Xavier Oliveira

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Architects: Filipe Xavier Oliveira
Location: ,
Structures: Lieutenant Colonel José Melo; Captain João Correia
Property Developer: Portuguese Army
Site Area: 1,080 sqm
Total Floor Space: 837 sqm
Year of Construction: 2011 (5 months)
Photographs: Courtesy of Filipe Xavier Oliveira

Conde House / SAMF Arquitectos

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Architects: Sara Antunes Mário Ferreira Arquitectos
Location: Pinhal Conde da Cunha, ,
Completion: 2011
Construction Area: 312 sqm
Plot Area: 750 sqm
Collaboration: Arq. Ana Xavier
Photographs: Daniel Malhão

House In Juso / ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva

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Architects: ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva
Location: , Portugal
Design Team: Nuno Mateus, José Mateus,
Landscape Architecture: Sara Machado
Engineerings: Marco Caixa, António Paiva, Fernandes, Miguel Marques
Contractor: Gardenblok Construções Lda
Area: 170 sqm
Project Construction: 2008-2011
Photographs: FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura; ARX Portugal

Vila Vicosa School / Cândido Chuva Gomes

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Architects:  Cândido Chuva Gomes
Location: Vila Viçosa, ,
Client: Parque Escolar, E.P.E.
Project Years: 2008-2011
Building contractor: Lena Construções / Abrantina / MRG Engenharia e Construção
Photographs: José Campos

 

Housing In Aveiro / RVDM

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Architects: RVDM
Location: Glicínias, Aveiro,
Project Team: Rui Rei, Ricardo Senos, Jorge Brito, Catarina Simões, Nuno Marques
Client: Well Home, Lda
Contractor: VPG / CivilRia
Built Area: 18,750 sqm
Building Cost: 20,000,000€
Completion: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of RVDM

Paredes School Center / Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes

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Architects: Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes
Location: , Portugal
Photographer: Nelson Garrido