Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 7 – Peeking Through the Windows of Porto

ArchDaily has teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their series “Arquitectura à Moda do Porto,” which highlights Porto’s most significant buildings over the last two decades.

The series launched in 2013 and is composed of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, nature, textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Last week we featured the series’ sixth episode about Porto’s doors, and now we present Episode 7 – Windows. Read the producers’ description of the latest episode after the break.

Casa Na Mouraria / José Andrade Rocha

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

Architects:
Location: Rua Mouraria, 1100-341 , Portugal
Area: 64.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Ricardo Oliveira Alves

Vidigal House / Contaminar Arquitectos

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Architects: Contaminar Arquitectos
Location: , Portugal
Design Team: arch. Joel Esperança, arch. Ruben Vaz, designer Romeu Sousa
Collaborators: Frederico Louçano, Hugo Rainho, Margarida Carrilho
Area: 246.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

RENOVA Store & Theatre / Phyd Arquitectura

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Architects: Phyd Arquitectura
Location: , 2350, Portugal
Architect In Charge: Paulo Henrique Durão
Area: 374.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

METAMORFOSE / FAHR 012.3

Courtesy of FAHR 021.3

Architects: FAHR 012.3
Location: , Portugal
Photographs: Courtesy of FAHR 021.3

SilverWoodHouse / Ernesto Pereira

© João Morgado

Architects: Ernesto Pereira
Location: Mindelo,
Year: 2014
Photographs: João Morgado

House in Arrifana / Pedro Henrique

© José Campos

Architects:
Location: , Portugal
Area: 340.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: José Campos

Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 6 – Walking Through the Doors of Porto

We teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their video series “,” which highlights Porto’s most significant buildings over the last 20 years.

The series was launched in December 2013 and is comprised of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, , textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Last week we presented the series’ fifth episode on Porto’s textures, and now we present Episode 6 – Doors. Read the producers’ description of the video after the break.

Office Conversion in Cascais / GGLLatelier

Courtesy of GGLL atelier

Architects: GGLLatelier
Location: Cascais,
Architect In Charge: Gabriela Gonçalves, Leonel Lopes
Design Team: José Doroana, Miguel Malaquias, Gary Barber, Alexandre Gonçalves
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of GGLL atelier

Urban House in Tua do Lindo Vale / Ana Cláudia Monteiro + Vítor Oliveira

© José Campos

Architects:
Location: Rua Lindo Vale, 4200 Porto,
Area: 249.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: José Campos

Prazeres House / José Adrião Arquitectos

© Fernando Guerra |

Architects: José Adrião Arquitectos
Location: Lisbon,
Architecture Phase 01: Tiago Mota (Project Manager), Carla Gonçalves, Luís Valente, Rui Didier, Tatiana Mourisca
Architecture Phase 02: Ricardo Aboim Inglez (Project Manager), Margarida Lameiro, Rute Ribeiro, Tiago Mota
Project Area: 351 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

AR Issues: Architects Don’t Invent, They Transform

Courtesy of The Architectural Review

ArchDaily is continuing our partnership with The Architectural Review, bringing you short introductions to the themes of the magazine’s monthly editions. In this editorial from AR’s February 2015 issue, AR Editor Catherine Slessor reflects on Álvaro Siza‘s ouevre, from his early work in Évora to his latest effort in China. Though the latter is admittedly elegant, Slessor concludes that in comparison to his older transformative designs the recent incarnation of “brand Siza” is a “predictable triumph of style over content.”

The great Portuguese Modernist Fernando Távora once remarked “Style is not of importance; what counts is the relation between the work and life, style is only the consequence of it.” His friend and protégé Álvaro Siza echoed this sentiment when he said: “Architecture does not have a pre-established language nor does it establish a language. It is a response to a concrete problem, a situation in transformation, in which I participate. In architecture, we have already passed the phase during which we thought that the unity of language would resolve everything. A pre-established language, pure, beautiful, does not interest me.”

Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 5 – the Varied Textures of Porto

We teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their video series “,” which highlights Porto’s most significant buildings over the last 20 years.

The series was launched in December 2013 and is comprised of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, , textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Last week we presented the series’ fourth episode on Porto’s natural environment, and now we present Episode 5 – Textures. Read the producers’ description of the video after the break.

Príncipe Real Apartment / fala atelier

© Fernando Guerra |

Architects: fala atelier
Location: Lisbon,
Design Team: Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares
Area: 60.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Pala Living Room / Nuno Melo Sousa

© José Campos

Architects: Nuno Melo Sousa
Location: Pala, 4630,
Area: 36.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: José Campos

Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 4, Natural Porto

We have teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their series “,” which highlights ’s most significant buildings over the last two decades.

The series launched in 2013 and is comprised of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, nature, textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Last week we featured the series’ third episode about ’s balconies, and now we present Episode 4 – Nature. Read the producers’ description of Episode 4 after the break.

Alvega Canoeing Center / ateliermob

© Francisco Nogueira

Architects: ateliermob
Location: 2205-102 , Portugal
Design Team: Andreia Salavessa, Tiago Mota Saraiva, Vera João, Ana Luísa Cunha, Rita Aguiar Rodrigues, Carine Pimenta, João Afonso Almeida, Mariana Simões, João Torres, Sophia Walk
Area: 320.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Francisco Nogueira

Kinematix / LIKEarchitects

© Dinis Sottomayor Photography

Architects: LIKEarchitects
Location: ,
Design Team: Diogo Aguiar, Teresa Otto, João Jesus and Tània Costa Coll, Álvaro Vila Iturbe
Client: Kinematix
Year: 2014
Photographs: Dinis Sottomayor Photography