Video: Walking with CVDB

Portuguese production company Building Pictures has shared with us their most recent video: Walking with CVDB. The film follows a woman as she journeys through various projects by CVDB Arquitectos, including the Braamcamp Freire Secondary School, the Arraiolos Tapestry Museum, the Jarego House, the Elderly Day Care and Residential Centre and the Cartaxo Cultural Centre.

The route is organized by the themes that have shaped CVDB’s design in recent years, such as public space, transitional space, visual continuity and materiality. In this way, Building Pictures uses the themes to connect the different spaces featured in the video.

Courtesy of Building Pictures

CVDB Arquitectos was formed by Cristina Veríssimo and Diogo Burnay in 1999, and since then has explored new ways to make contemporary architecture, looking at spaces as part of a physical, social and cultural context. The studio has won several awards for their projects, some of which are included in this video. The Braamcamp Freire Secondary School, for example, won a WAN Education award in 2013 and was ArchDaily’s Education Building of the Year in 2014. The Elderly Day Care and Residential Centre was awarded the IHRU Construction award in 2008.


  • Direction & Production: Building Pictures
  • Photo Direction: Building Pictures
  • Post-production: Building Pictures
  • Music: Creative Commons - Chris Zabriskie - Air Hockey Saloon; Yansr CCC - Stealing Orchestra Kao Ryao - Refugio; Zen nas Runas da Antiga Fabrica de Robots; Ian Alex Mac - Bethany
  • 2015 |5 ’20" | 16:9

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Cite: Baratto, Romullo. "Video: Walking with CVDB " [Vídeo: Walking with CVDB] 07 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Watkins, Katie) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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