Architects: ARX - José Mateus, Nuno Mateus, with Stefano Riva
Location: Possanco, Portugal
Project team: Stefano Riva, Paulo Rocha
Structural engineering: SAFRE, Projectos e Estudos de Engenharia Lda.
Project area: 250 sqm
Project year: 2006 – 2009
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
Built in 1968 for second and third cycle students who are between 10 and 15 years of age, the intention of the rehabilitation of the EB23 Luis Verney António (LAV) school was understood as a chance to renew the presence and importance of the school as a reference not only for its users but to the whole community. Consequently, doing so would turn it into a center for meeting and learning.
The winning proposal, designed by LGLS Arquitectos, takes the existing school in the Madredeus area of Lisbon, Portugal to create a reference building in which old and new merge into a single entity. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: AL_A – Amanda Levete Architects
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Structure and Services: ARUP scheme – AFA consulting
Project Team: Alex Bulygin, Paula Vega, Dave Flynn, YooJin Kim, Ciriaco Castro Diez, Jurgen Strohmayer
Project Associate: Maximiliano Arrocet
Project area: 8,000 sqm
Project year: 2013
Renders: Courtesy of Amanda Levete Architects
Charles Correa Associates designed this research and diagnostic center located in Lisbon. It is a state-of-the-art facility guided by some of the best scientist in the world. Correa says, “What makes me most proud about this project is that it is NOT a Museum of Modern Art. On the contrary, it uses the highest levels of contemporary science and medicine to help people grappling with real problems; cancer, brain damage and going blind. And to house these cutting-edge activities, we tried to create a piece of architecture. Architecture as Sculpture. Architecture as Beauty. Beauty as therapy.”
Architect: Charles Correa Associates
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Project Area: 50,000 sqm
Photographs: José Campos, arqf architectural photography
This project takes advantage of the demolition of the existing building, which occupied the whole of the plot, to design a new Plaza, with a scale and dignity to receive the Law Courts. In dialogue with the granite walls that define its surroundings, the Plaza takes on the form of a bottling of stone, upon which the Law Courts rest.
Architect: Bernardo Rodrigues
Location: Ribeira Grande, Portugal
Preliminary Study: James Grainger, Pedro Mosca, Natacha Viveiros
Execution: Nelson Ferreira, Ye Xuanyong, Vasco Melo, Laura von Dellemann, Alexandra Balona
Work: Adriana Massague, Rita Breda, Ana Soares, Jessica Silva, Sofia Cordeiro, Raquel Fernandes Elena Archipovait Marcello Zahr
Project Year: 2002-2010
Photographs: Iwan Baan
The Art and Archeological Museum in Vale do Coa, Portugal by CVDB Arquitectos is an entry for an International Public Competition hosted by the Portuguese Archeological Institute. The project is located on a relatively secluded landscape and creates a establishes a strong connection between the natural and built forms on the site.
More on this project after the break.
2004, the year of registration of the brand-name Contaminar Studio, marked the beginning of a studio intended to be a gold standard in the field of contemporary architecture. The idea was to create a working team, in which ideas could merge in joint artistic objectives. This idea arose during the team’s academic training in ARCA | EUAC – Escola Universitária das Artes de Coimbra. Based partly in the Bauhaus spirit and developed through the Faculty’s own structure, this studio draws from the pluridisciplinarity of its founders (architecture and design) and maintains relationships with collaborators from other artistic fields.
The trailer is courtesy of Vitor Gabriel.
More information about the film after the break.