Maceda Sport Building / ArchiTailors


Architects: ArchiTailors
Location: Ovar, 3885 , Portugal
Architect In Charge: Eduardo Cruz, Carlos Praça
Year: 2012
Photographs: CP+EC

Casa Madalena / Carlos Castanheira

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Architects: Carlos Castanheira
Location: 4400-431 Madalena, Portugal
Architect In Charge: & Clara Bastai, Arqtos Lda.
Design Team: Orlando Sousa, Vasco Melo, Ricardo Leite, Sofia Costa Reis, Demis Lopes, Luís Calheiros, João Figueiredo
Year: 2008
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

1930 City Lodge / Ren Pepe Arquitetos

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Architects: Ren Pepe Arquitetos
Location: Rua de Costa Cabral 1930, 4350 Porto,
Architect In Charge: Ren Ito, Alessandro Pepe
Area: 172.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Attilio Fiumarella

Casa Avenal / Carlos Castanheira

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Architects: Carlos Castanheira
Location: Avenal, 3720,
Architect In Charge: Carlos Castanheira & Clara Bastai, Arqtos Lda
Design Team: Hellen van het hart, Sofia Reis, Duarte Rodrigues, Demis Lopes, Luís Calheiros
Year: 2004
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Leça do Balio School / aNC arquitectos

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Architects: aNC arquitectos
Location: Rua Dom Frei Manuel de Almeida de Vasconcelos, 4465,
Partner In Charge: Teresa Novais
Project Leader: Luísa Meneses
Design Team: João Pedro Fernandes, Pedro Loureiro, Ana Bacelar
Area: 2736.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Daniel Malhão, Jorge Carvalho

D. Dinis Secondary School / Ricardo Bak Gordon

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Architects: Ricardo Bak Gordon
Location: Chelas, 1950 Lisboa,
Collaborators: Luís Pedro Pinto, Pedro Serrazina, Sónia Silva, Vera Higino, Walter Perdigão
Project Area: 2200.0 m2
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

House in a Wall / Sérgio Koch

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Architects: Sérgio Koch
Location: Porto,
Site Area: 813 sqm
Area: 510.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Urban Intervention Winners Built in Abrantes, Portugal for Canal 180’s Creative Camp

"The 12 Thousand Pairs of Shoes From Abrantes" by Victor Lledó Garcia, Juan José Pérez Moncho and Mateo Fernández-Muro. Image Courtesy of

Twelve thousand pairs of shoes and stacked, rotating geometric forms were installed in the city centre of Abrantes, Portugal from July 13th-20th. The installations were the two winning projects of ’s 180 Creative Camp 2014, which was designed by the country’s Canal 180 to promote Urban Interventions Projects.

The competition received 72 entries from 18 countries and was created in partnership with Archdaily, Canal 180, and the Municipality of Abrantes. The contest ran until June 8th with a jury that included Archdaily Executive Editor Becky Quintal, the Executive Director of Canal 180, and the President of the Municipality of Abrantes. The two winning projects each received 2,500 Euros to realize and install their work in Abrantes.

See photos and read more about the winning projects of 180 Creative Camp after the break.

Rehabilitation of the Resin Factory / Cor Arquitectos

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Location: Marinha Grande,
Architect In Charge: Roberto Cremascoli, Edison Okumura, Marta Rodrigues arquitectos, Lda.
Design: Luísa Ribas – DEF Design (competition), João Cruz – DEF Design (competition)
Area: 4925.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Rita Burmester

79 Building / Pedro Mendes Arquitectos

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Architects: Pedro Mendes Arquitectos
Location: Rua Nossa Senhora Fátima 384, 4050-428 ,
Architect In Charge: Luis Diaz-Mauriño, Pedro Mendes
Design Team: Patrícia Costa Horta, Pedro Marques Alves, Tiago Marcelino Cruz e Pablo Martín Palomeque
Area: 2855.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jorge Lopez Conde, André Martins

TBWA\LISBON office / ColectivArquitectura

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Architects: ColectivArquitectura
Location: Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 26, 1070-103 Lisbon, Portugal
Architects: Vera Martins Alves and Cristóvão Fonseca Ferreira
Area: 5.330 sqft
Year: 2012
Photography: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Spotlight: Eduardo Souto de Moura

, 2011 Pritzker laureate, in front of the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego. Photo by Francisco Nogueira.

Today is Eduardo Souto de Moura’s 62nd birthday. With over 60 buildings worldwide, Souto de Moura is known for his thoughtful use of colors and materials. Although often described as a “Miesian” architect, de Moura provides local and original interpretations of Mies van Der Rohe’s modernist style.

Born in , Souto de Moura enrolled at the School of Fine Arts in , studying sculpture and later transferring to architecture at the University of – a decision he credits to a meeting with the artist Donald Judd. While still a student, Souto de Moura interned in the studio of Álvaro Siza, where he worked for five years until starting his own practice in 1980, following Siza’s advice. Although his first major commission was the Cultural Center of Porto, his early career included mostly private homes. Later, de Moura was commissioned for larger public buildings, such as the the Braga Municipal Stadium (2004), the Burgo Tower (2007), and the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego (2008).

Álvaro Siza’s Archives May Soon Belong to Canada

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The archives of Álvaro Siza, whose drawings, sketches, and models have been exhibited in the most renowned cultural institutions around the world, may soon be transferred to the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Centre Canadien d’Architecture, ) in Montreal.

The architect confirmed on Wednesday to Portuguese paper PÚBLICO that he has been “in talks” with the CCA, as well as other un-named institutions from different countries, in order to “decide the future” of his archives.

Refurbishment of Office Building / Moura Martins Architects


Architects: Moura Martins Architects
Location: Lousada, Portugal
Project Team: Sara Moura Martins, Ariana Faustino
Area: 2570.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

Instalação Bar / José Carlos Cruz Arquitecto

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Architects: José Carlos Cruz Arquitecto
Location: Porto,
Area: 250.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

Escola Secundária Garcia da Orta / Bak Gordon Arquitectos


Architects: Bak Gordon Arquitectos
Location: Boavista, 4050-426 Porto,
Architect In Charge: Ricardo Bak Gordon
Year: 2010
Photographs: Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

Escola Secundária da Amora / Bak Gordon Arquitectos

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Architects: Bak Gordon Arquitectos
Location: 2845 Amora, Portugal
Architect In Charge: Ricardo Bak Gordon
Year: 2010
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Fernando Guerra’s Stunning Images of Álvaro Siza’s Most Inspiring Works

Alvaro Siza. Image © Fernando Guerra |

Today, the renowned Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza turns 81. To celebrate, we’ve rounded-up some of Siza’s most inspiring works, all courtesy of Fernando Guerra and Sergio Guerra – FG + SG.

Siza was born in Matosinhos, , in 1933. His first work was built in 1954, before Siza had even completed his studies at the School of Fine Arts at the University of Porto (now Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto – FAUP).