European Workshop of Waterfront and Urban Design 2012 Workshop

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Organized by a commission of professors and students from the ULHT’s (Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias) School of Communication, Architecture, Arts and Information Technologies (ECATI), European Workshop of Waterfront and Urban Design Workshop 2012 will take place from March 18-31. Held at ISCAD on ’s Waterfront, where students can work all day, EWWUD’s previous editions gathered about 80 students from several European and North American universities, who worked together for two weeks. More information on the event after the break.

‘Polikatoikea’ / Filipe Magalhaes and Ana Luisa Soares

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Filipe Magalhaes and Ana Luisa Soares shared with us their first prize winning proposal in the open ideas competition organized by Origami Competitions. The competition focused on an empty plot in , , where they were asked to develop a fresh and contemporary residential proposal that could be spread through the city. ‘Polikatoikea’ does just that in seeking a compromise between a greek rule (polikatoika) and a swedish philosophy (ikea). More images and architects’ description after the break.

Casa dos Cubos / EMBAIXADA arquitectura

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Architect: EMBAIXADA arquitectura
Location: Praceta Alves Redol, 2300 , Portugal
Project Team: Albuquerque Goinhas, Augusto Marcelino, Cristina Mendonça, Luis Baptista, Nuno Griff, Pedro Patrício, Sofia Antunes
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 980,34 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of EMBAIXADA arquitectura

Gruta das Torres Visitor Centre / SAMI-architectos

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Architects: SAMI-arquitectos – Inês Vieira da Silva, Miguel Vieira
Location: Criação Velha, Pico Island, Azores, Portugal
Property, Owner of the building: Governo Regional dos Açores. Secretaria Regional do Ambiente e do Mar. Direcção Regional do Ambiente
Project Year: 2005
Photographs: FG + SG architectural photography

Spinpark / Cerejeira Fontes Arquitectos

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Architects: Cerejeira Fontes Arquitectos
Location: Caldas das Taipas, ,
Client: Avepark, Parque de Ciências e Tecnologia
Project Area: 4.484 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Cerejeira Fontes Arquitectos

Interpretation Centre of World Heritage Landscape / SAMI-arquitectos

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Architect: SAMI-arquitectos – Inês Vieira da Silva, Miguel Vieira
Location : Stª. Luzia, Pico Island, , Portugal
Owner of the building: Governo Regional dos . Secretaria Regional do Ambiente e do Mar. Direcção Regional do Ambiente
Project Team: 2nd Phase Andreia Luís, Rita Maria Pinto
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: FG + SG architectural photography

House C:Z / SAMI-arquitectos

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Architect: SAMI-arquitectos – Inês Vieira da Silva, Miguel Vieira
Location: São Roque do Pico, Ilha do Pico, ,
Team: João do Vale Martins, Inês Martins, Daniel Mentech
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: FG + SG architectural photography

Private House In Barcelos / Rui Grazina

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Architect: Rui Grazina
Location: Cambeses, Barcelos,
Area: 300 sqm
Total area: 290 sqm
Gross building area: 3300 sqm total plot area
Completion: 2011
Construction: Engiaço Construções Técnicas, Braga
Photographs: Nelson Garrido


Garducho Biological Center / Ventura Trindade Architects

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Architect: Ventura Trindade Architects
Location: , Portugal
Design team: Chiara Ternullo, Nuno Marcos, André Monteiro Rosa, Adelaide Neves, Lourenço van Innis, Filipe Carvalho, Susana Medeiros, Jorge Vicente, Liliana César Rodrigues, Filipe Nunes, Rita Figueiredo, Nélson Rodrigues
Structural Engineering: PRPC – engenheiros, Paulo Cardoso, Pedro Romano com Hugo Veríssimo, Carlos Crespo
Technical Energy: João Mira, Rui Batista
Client: Ceai, Centro de Estudo da Avifauna Iberica, Carla Janeiro, Tiago Ferro
Built area: 545 sqm (gross)
Cost: 675.000 EUROS
Completion: 2009
Maximum height of the building: 6,5 m
Photographs: Courtesy of Ventura Trindade Architects

”Taste The Slope” Proposal / Active City Transformation

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A garden is not just a beautiful place; it is a place for enjoyment, a place of admiration and a place where we come in contact with and learn about nature, especially food. A garden is also a workplace, where one’s hard efforts are rewarded with a bountiful harvest. In recognition of the intense relationship between growing and eating a garden, Taste the Slope, the winning proposal in the International Garden Festival by Active City Transformation, strives to create a more meaningful public connection to the foods we grow and where they are eaten; a local, hands-on garden café of sorts. More images and architects description after the break.

MIMA House / Mima Architects

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Location: Viana do Castelo,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 36 sqm
Photographs: Jose Campos

MIMA started with the intention of planning a dwelling that responds directly to the lifestyle of nowadays’ societies. How can architecture adapt to the quick life changes and ambitions of a well informed and increasingly exigent society? MIMA architects researched for years to design a fast produced, flexible, light and cheap yet good quality product, wrapped up with a pleasant clean design.

Bluetube Bar / DOSE

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Architect: DOSE
Location: ,
Project Team: António Martins, Carlos Foyedo, Luís Grilo.
Client: Ae FAUP
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 9 sqm
Photographs: DOSE + Carlos Trancoso


HILTI headquarters / metroquadrado®

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Architects: metroquadrado® architects & designers
Location: Matosinhos,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 1600 sqm
Photographs: Bernardo Portugal | Susana Saraiva for metroquadrado®

Fabrica Ceramitur / NLA


Architect: NLA-Nuno Leonidas Arquitectos, Lda
Location: Lagos,
Project Team: Nuno Leonidas, Vasco Leonidas, Duarte Tenera
Client: Ceramitur, SA
Landscape Architecture: Topiaris – Estudos e Projectos de Arquitectura Paisagista, Lda.
Construction: Neocivil – Construcoes do Algarve, S.A.
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: FG+SG , Sergio Guerra

Berta Viana Office / 100 Planos Arquitectura

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Architects: 100 Planos Arquitectura
Location: , Portugal
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Bruno Aguiar

Factory Bussines Center / Simpli Design

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Architects: Simpli Design (Designer Jeremy Hugh Aston & Architect João Carlos Ferreira)
Location: Braga,
Engineering & Building: BEC – Braga Construction Equipment, Inc.
Project Area: 700 sqm
Type of Building: Office / Business center
Project date: 2010
Office Furniture: Iduna, S.A.
Photographs: Rui Pires

Tabuaço Municipal Pools / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura

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Architects: Topos Atelier de Arquitectur / Jean Pierre Porcher, Margarida Oliveira and Albino Freitas
Location: ,
Collaborators: Sofia Lima, Michael Ferreira, Luís Peixoto
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 2,059 sqm
Photographs: Xavier Antunes

Gourmet Pastry / 71 ARQUITECTOS + Arqº. David Carqueijeiro

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Architects: 71 ARQUITECTOS + Arqº. David Carqueijeiro
Location: Rua da Escola Politécnica nº 32, ,
Year: 2011
Client: Poison d` amour, lda
Coordination: Emanuel Romão
Collaboration: Paula Lemos Romão; Arnaud De Lanève
Photographs: João Morgado