House in Aldoar / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura

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Architect: Topos Atelier de Arquitectura, Lda
Location: ,
Project Team: Jean Pierre Porcher, Margarida Oliveira and Albino Freitas
Collaborators: Sofia Lima, Michael Ferreira
Project Area: 485.00 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Xavier Antunes

Flashback: Mar Mediterrâneo & Mar Vermelho Office Buildings / IDF – Ideias do Futuro

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Architects: IDF – Ideias do Futuro
Location: , Portugal
Partners: Rolinet et Associés
Project Team: Arch. Gabriel Santos, Arch. Mário Salgado Freire, Arch. Ricardo Lopes, Arch. Tiago Corregedor da Fonseca, Arch. Virgínia Gomes
Engineering: Termifrio – Projectos e Planeamento Industrial Lda; Quanti; A2P, Consult Estudos e Projectos, Lda.
Project Year: 2002
Project Area: 17,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of IDF – Ideias do Futuro

Flashback: Arts Centre – Casa Das Mudas / Paulo David

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Flashback: One of Archdaily’s goals is to bring you up to date information about projects that are being designed and constructed around the world. We’ve created a new category to cover inspiring projects that were constructed between the 1990′s and the early 2000′s.

Architect: Paulo David
Location: , , Madeira, Portugal
Project Year: 2004
Photographs: FG + SG Fernando Guerra

Casa do Conto / Pedra Líquida

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Architect: Pedra Líquida
Location: Rua da Boavista, 713, Porto, Portugal
Project Team: Alexandra Grande, Nuno Grande, Daniela Coutinho, Joana Couceiro, João Crisóstomo, Luís Sobral, Gerson Rei, Ivo Lapa, Rui Baltazar
Grafic design: R2
Consultants: AB Projectos, Gatengel, GET, ALFA Engenharia
Client: Casa do Conto, Arts and Residence
Construction Company: Pedras de Ronfos
Project Year: 1st phase 2008-2009, 2nd phase 2009-2011
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Vergilio Ferreira High School / Atelier Central

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Location: Lisbon,
Electrical Installations: Lmsa | Eng.º Pedro Gonçalves, Eng.ª Sílvie Cruz, Eng.º João Branco, Eng.º Luis Frazão
Integrated Security: Lmsa | Eng.º Joaquim Pereira
Hvac: Lmsa | Eng.ª Gabriela Ferreira
Photographs: João Morgado

House in Praia Verde / Nelson Resende Arquitecto

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Architects: Nelson Resende Arquitecto
Location: ,
Collaborators: Ricardo Serra Leite, Architect
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 371 sqm
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Eduardo Souto de Moura – Competitions 1979 – 2010 Exhibition

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Portuguese architect, Eduardo Souto de Moura, was recently honored with an exhibition that took place this summer at the Álvaro Siza-designed Porto Faculty of Architecture (FAUP) which was arranged by curators André Campos and Pedro Guedes Oliveira. The exhibition, Eduardo Souto de Moura-Competitions 1979-2010, is a tribute to a specific design approach and working method. More images and exhibition information after the break.

0500EET Entroncamento Housing / Belém Lima Arquitectos

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Location: Vila Real, Portugal
Client: Imobiliária Região Basto
Project Team: Filipe Silva, Francisca Guardiano, Márcia Oliveira, Ana Coutinho
Engineering: Norvia | coord MJ Borges
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 3,461 sqm
Photographs: FG + SG - Fernando Guerra, Sérgio Guerra

Fire Station Competition Proposal / Luís Banazol

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The design for the fire station in Santo, Madeira, Portugal by Luis Banazol arises from the dialectic of reflection, at the same time simple and strong, between the artificiality of the urban and the organic naturalness. As a concept of development, we tried to integrate the building with the involving, creating an element in sober, contemporary yet functional and appropriate to their function. More image and architects’ description after the break.

Yellow Apartment Renovation / Pedro Varela & Renata Pinho

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Architects: Pedro Varela & Renata Pinho
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: José Campos

University of Porto Business School Proposal / FREE + OODA

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Architecture is often considered a social art of function adjustment that seeks an implicit idea of permanence and formal consistency. This usually results in a demand for a creation that sustains the progress of time in an attitude of survival and maturation. However, on this intervention by architecture firms FREE and OODA, the building’s integration and urban landscape was based on the awareness of the direct relationship that the site has with works by internationally renowned architects (SANAA and Alcino Soutinho) and in compliance with the heterogeneity of the surrounding urban fabric. Thus, the building assumes its identity but deliberately quiet and in continuity with the pre-existence. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Performance Architecture International Competition

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An Open Call for five temporary urban interventions has just been launched for 2012 – European Capital of Culture. Performance Architecture is an international ideas competition curated by Pedro Gadanho. It will offer kick-start prizes of 12.000€ to promote the appropriation of controversial public spaces by city inhabitants. The competition invites multidisciplinary teams of artists, architects, designers, and others to reactivate performance art strategies and participative architectures within the urban realm. Members of the juri include Santiago Cirugeda, Didier Fiuza Faustino, A77, Raumlabor, and Office for Subversive Architecture. Proposals may be submitted online until the 6th January 2012. More info and regulation available here.

0715ABA Bairro Alagoas Associations / Belém Lima Arquitectos

© FG + SG - Fernando Guerra, Sérgio Guerra

Location: Régua,
Engineering: Norvia | coord MJ Borges
Client: EFTA | IHRU | Câmara Municipal da Régua
Construction: Quinta Viana, Construções
Project Manager: Fernando Seara
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 281 sqm
Photographs: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sérgio Guerra

Lisbon Stone Block / Alberto de Souza Oliveira

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Architects: Alberto de Souza Oliveira
Location: ,
Collaborators: Inês Cordovil, Sílvia Fernandes, Sérgio Godinho, Ana Cravinho, Sofia Pinto Basto
Engineer: BETAR estudos e projectos de estabilidade lda.
Construtor: Ramos Catarino, S.A.
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 5,672 sqm
Photographs: Nelson Garrido

Lisbon Design and Fashion Museum / Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos

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Architects: Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos
Location: , Portugal
Project Team: Joana Vilhena, Ricardo Carvalho, José Maria Rhodes Sérgio, José Roque, Francisco Costa and Sebastião Taquenho
Client: Museu do Design e da Moda (Design and Fashion Museum) / Lisbon City Council
Structure: ARA / Fernando Rodrigues
Mechanical and Electrical: AFA Consult
Graphic Design: Atelier Pedro Falcão
Building Contractor: Canas Correia
Photographs: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Technological Park of Óbidos / Jorge Mealha

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Architect Jorge Mealha shared with us the winning design of the public tender of ideas for the architecture of the central buildings and exterior of the Technological Park of Óbidos in . The proposal tries to suggest the memory of existing and relevant structures in the territory of the region. From the outside only, a long and narrow textured strip is perceived over the natural landscape, evoking those long external walls seen in a few farms, convents and monasteries who punctuate this territory. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Pragal Civic Center and Almada Business Hotel / NLA – Nuno Leónidas Arquitectos

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Architects: NLA – Nuno Leónidas Arquitectos / Nuno Leónidas, Vasco Leónidas, Duarte Tenera
Location: Pragal,
Interior Design: nl decoração – teresa leónidas
Electrical Installations: tecproeng – técnica e projectos de engenharia, lda.
Hydraulic Installations: tecproeng – técnica e projectos de engenharia, lda.
Landscape Architecture: topIarIs – arquitectura paisagista, lda.
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: José manuel

Mouriz School / Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes

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Architect: Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes (CNLL)
Location: Mouriz, Paredes, Portugal
Client: Paredes City Council
Project Team: CNLL I Márcia Areal I Vanessa Tavares I Hélder Lopes I Augusto Rachão I Natália Rocha
Architecture Coordination: CNLL
Specialties: AC + Cogen, Central Projecto, IPC
Constructor: MRG
Model: CNLL
Project Area: 3,220 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra