House In Juso / ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva

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Architects: ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva
Location: , Portugal
Design Team: Nuno Mateus, José Mateus, Stefano Riva
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, , Portugal
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

House In Banzao / Frederico Valsassina Arquitecto

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Architects: Frederico Valsassina Arquitecto
Location: Rua das folhas soltas, Colares –
Project Year: 2005
Conclusion Year: 2006
Construction Area: 150 sqm
Co-workers: Rita Conceição Silva
Structure and Foundations: José Alberto Carvalho
Photographs: João Carmo Simões

Arcos Complex / Claudio Sat Unipessoal lda

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Architect: Claudio Sat, Unipessoal, lda
Location: Óbidos,
Project Team: Luís Moreira, Catarina Madruga, VF Arquitectos
Final design: Ana Duarte Pinto – João Manuel Alves, arquitectos lda
Project Team: Diogo Zenha Morais, Ana Rita Diniz, Pedro Teixeira Melo, Eva Grillo
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Houses Over The Ria De Aveiro / RVDM

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Architects: RVDM
Location: Agras do Norte, Aveiro,
Design Team: Rui Rei, Ricardo Senos, Jorge Brito, Catarina Simões and Nuno Marques
Engineering: Da Vinci Lda
Construction Area: 2 x 270 sqm
Project Year: 2003
Construction: 2007
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Esmeriz House / Cosimo Projectos

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Architects: – João Pestana and Luís Caldeira
Location: , Portugal
Construction: Ribeiro da Silva
Landscape Architect: Jorge Maia
Supervision: Paula Pereira|CM de VN de Famalicão
Promotion: CM de VN de Famalicão Junta de Freguesia de Esmeriz
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Rui Pereira

Arriva Heaquarters / RVDM

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Architect: RVDM
Location: Guimarães,
Design Team: Ricardo Senos, Liliana Simões, Stela Pervanova, Damião Santos, Nuno Marques
Client: Arriva – Portugal
Building Company: Combitur, Lda
Total Area: 3010 sqm
Completion: 2009
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Casa Cristo / PEEL Living Projects

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Architects: PEEL Living Projects  – Paulo Costa, José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira
Location: ,
Design Team: Paulo Costa, José Carlos Oliveira, Rui Cardoso, Atsushi Ueno, Jorge Vieira
Client: Cristóvão Campos
Gross Built Area: 280 sqm
Completion: 2006
Cost: 180,000€
Photographs: Arménio Teixeira

Bar La Boheme / AVA Architects

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Architects: AVA – Atelier Veloso Architects  - Carlos Jorge Coelho Veloso, Rui Filipe Coelho Veloso
Location: Rua Galeria de Paris, , Portugal
Client: Alberto Nuno Oliveira da Fonseca
Completion: 2011
General Contractor: ConstruPóvoas (Sr. Manuel Póvoas e Sr. Tiago Póvoas)
Constructed Surface: 165 sqm
Photographs: José Campos

Heads Up: 10 Fastest Growing and Declining Cities

Santiago, Chile: Photo by Flickr user Gord McKenna, licensed through Creative Commons.

According to Derek Thompson’s article for The Atlantic, the Brookings Institute recently published a ranking of the world’s 200 largest metropolitan economies. The Global MetroMonitor division of the Brookings Institute, published the report on January 2012. In this brief synopsis, he reveals the “10 Fastest-Growing (and Fastest-Declining) Cities in the World”. Among the fastest growing is Santiago, Chile, the only Latin American country in the top 10. The top 10 is primarily populated by Asian countries – , and Saudi Arabia all have multiple cities in on the list. Conversly, the tail end of the list is dominated by Western European countries most affected by the economic downturn, with just two cities from the US – Sacramento, California and Richmond, Virginia.

The survey primarily focuses on their economic development comparing income and job growth, to say nothing of the cultural, societal, and political circumstances which may or may not be contributing the dynamism of each city’s economy. Thompson points out, two of the fastest growing cities in the world, Izmir, Turkey and Santiago, Chile are also among the poorest. Developing countries have the most to gain as they join the global economy but it may still be sometime before the economic growth balances a comfortable standard of living.  Watch the interview with Alan Berube from MetroMonitor.

With all of that in mind, follow us after the break for a look at the list.

Alto Forninhos / RVDM

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Architects: RVDM
Location: , , Portugal
Client: Varela Ferreira Construções Lda
Project Architect: Ricardo Vieira de Melo
Design Team: Ricardo Senos, Jorge Brito, Damião Santos and Nuno Marques
Engineering: JR, Engenheiros e Consultores Lda e Protega Lda
Construction Area: 379 sqm x 6 + 1 X 437 sqm
Construction Year: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of RVDM

School Of Music In Lisbon / João Luís Carrilho da Graça

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Architect: João Luís Carrilho da Graça
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Design Team: Giulia de Appolonia, Susana Rato, Paulo Costa, João Manuel Alves, Filipe Homem, Inês Cortesão, Carlos Pereira, Miguel Costa, Pedro Teixeira de Melo, architects. Tiago Castela, Julieta Cunha,Paula Miranda, Joanna Malitzki, Miguel Casal Ribeiro, Frederique Petit, trainees; Nuno Pinto, graphic modelling; Paulo Barreto and Vanda Neto, models
Area: 16 900 sqm
Cost: 12 500 000.00 €
Client: Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa
Photographs: FS+SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura, João Luís Carrilho da Graça 

Reorganization of Pombal Castle’s Hill / Comoco

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Architecture: Comoco, Luís Miguel Correia, Nelson Mota, Susana Constantino
Location: Pombal, Portugal
Promoter: Pombal Municipality
Completion: 2011
Site Area: 48,650 sqm
Cost: 3,000,000€
Structural Engineering, Hydraulic devices and Acoustics: ABL – Gabinete de Projectos Lda
Electric and electronic devices: Luís Ribeiro
Mechanical devices: João Gonçalves Madeira da Silva
Landscape Architecture: Luís Guedes de Carvalho, Luís Miguel Correia, Nelson Mota e Susana Constantino.
Contractors: JRSF Joaquim Rodrigues e Silva Lda, Ibersilva, Argoconstrutora, Construção Civil Lda
Photography: FG+SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura 

   

House in Aroeira / Aires Mateus

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Architect: Aires Mateus
Location: ,
Design Team: Manuel Aires Mateus, Francisco Aires Mateus
Date of construction: 2009-2010
Collaborators: Francisco Caseiro, Catarina Bello,Serena Santini
Client: private
Engineer: AFA consult
Constructor: 2GM
Surface Area: 1500 sqm
Building Area: 300 sqm
Photographer: Courtesy of Aires Mateus

   

Quinta Do Vallado Winery / Francisco Vieira de Campos

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Architects: Guedes + DeCampos – Francisco Vieira de Campos
Location: , Peso da Régua,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Nelson Garrido

Yellow Hotel / PLAN Associated Architects

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Architects: PLAN Associated Architects
Location: Meia Praia, , Algarve, Portugal
Project:  Yellow Hotel Meia Praia  – 5 star hotel
Building Area: 22 298,28 sqm
Design Team: Armando Daniel Dos Reis (Principal Architect), Jenny da Costa Marcos, Ricardo Galego Silva, Quirio Ramalhinho, Liliana de Sousa, Luis Caetano, Hugo Fonseca, Joana Fernandes, Inês Martins, José Martins, Ana Paula Costa, Filipa Monteiro, Matias dos Reis
Client: Iberotel Group
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Alexandre da Luz Mendes, Ricardo Cabeços, Hugo Fonseca