House in Possanco / ARX

© FG+SG – , Sergio Guerra

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

Mario Rocha House / Carlos Nuno Lacerda

© Nelson Garrido

Location: , Portugal
Project Year: 2011
Photographer: Nelson Garrido

Architect’s Office In Matosinhos / Nuno Sampaio Arquitetos

© FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Architects: Nuno Sampaio Arquitetos
Location: Matosinhos,
Project area: 568 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2011
Photographs: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Santa Isabel House / Ricardo Bak Gordon

© Fernando Guerra

Architects: Ricardo Bak Gordon
Location: ,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 560 sqm
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

EB23 Luis António Verney School / LGLS Architects

Courtesy of LGLS Arquitectos

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 , to create a reference building in which old and new merge into a single entity. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Secondary School in Lisbon / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos & José Laranjeira

© Francisco Nogueira

Architects: Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos, José Laranjeira
Location: Lisbon,
Project team: Doriana Reino, Ana Abrantes, Tiago Coelho, Miguel Silva, Manuel Banazol
Project area: 9,000 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2009
Photographs: Francisco Nogueira

EDP Cultural Centre / Amanda Levete Architects


Architects: AL_A – Amanda Levete Architects
Location: Lisbon,
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

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown / Charles Correa Associates

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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

Palacio de Justica de Gouveia / Barbosa & Guimaraes Architects

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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: Barbosa & Guimaraes Architects
Location: Gouveia, Portugal
Project Year: 2010
Photography: José Campos, arqf architectural photography

House on the Flight of Birds / Bernardo Rodrigues

© Iwan Baan

Architect: Bernardo Rodrigues
Location: ,
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 Guest House / PARATELIER

© Leonardo Finotti

Architects: PARATELIER
Location: Carvalhal,
Architect: Leonardo Paiella
Project team: Monica Ravazzolo, Leonardo Paiella
Project area: 115 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2011
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Rainha Santa Isabel Secondary School / Oficina Ideias em Linha

© Francisco Nogueira

Architects: Oficina Ideias em Linha – José Laranjeira
Location: , Portugal
Project area: 13,000 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2010
Photographs: Francisco Nogueira

Logowines Winery / PMC Arquitectos

© João Morgado

Architects: PMC Arquitectos – Leonor Duarte Ferreira/ Miguel Passos de Almeida
Location: Évora,
Cost: 2.200.000 €
Site area: 35,000 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2009
Photographs: João Morgado

Santa Rita Restaurant / Pedro Pacheco

© FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Architects: Pedro Pacheco
Location: ,
Project area: 90 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Linda a Velha Primary School/ CVDB Arquitectos

Courtesy CVDB Arquitectos

CVDB Arquitectos has shared with us their proposal for the Linda a Velha Primary School in . Follow after the break for additional images and a brief narrative from the architects.

Art and Archeological Museum / CVDB Arquitectos

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The Art and Archeological Museum in Vale do Coa, 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.

Berma / OGO Arquitectos

© Ricardo Machado

Architects: OGO Arquitectos
Location: ,
Client: Berma, centro de impressão digital lda.
Collaborator: Rui Loureiro
Project area: 1,965 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Ricardo Machado

Contaminar Studio, a video by Vitor Gabriel

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 . 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.