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Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Fernando Guerra has been a pioneer in the way architecture is photographed and divulged. Fifteen years ago, he opened studio FG+SG together with his brother, and both are responsible in large part for the diffusion of Portuguese contemporary architecture in the last fifteen years.

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"Architecture Will Change Completely in the Next Ten Years": Fran Silvestre of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

07:00 - 7 January, 2019
"Architecture Will Change Completely in the Next Ten Years": Fran Silvestre of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, House on the Cliff / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. Image © Diego Opazo
House on the Cliff / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. Image © Diego Opazo

Spanish architect Fran Silvestre is well known for his portfolio of nuanced, clean, and decidedly modern works. Each project is as stunning as the next, the type of home that shows up in Bond films and populates the Pinterest boards of aspiring homeowners.

 Hofmann House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG  Hofmann House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Breeze House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. Image © Diego Opazo Office Building 1905 / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. Image © Diego Opazo + 18

The 50 Most Inspiring Architecture Photographs of 2018

09:00 - 30 December, 2018
Courtesy of JAJA Architects
Courtesy of JAJA Architects

© Mario Wibowo © Quang Dam Courtesy of Klein © Iwan Baan + 53

Because, for all the inspirational works across the world, we would be lost without the photographers dedicated to sharing this inspiration with us. Here we present to you the 50 most influential architectural photographs of the year.

Cross Ventilation, the Chimney Effect and Other Concepts of Natural Ventilation

02:30 - 20 December, 2018
Sarah Kubitschek Hospital Salvador / João Filgueiras Lima. Image © Nelson Kon
Sarah Kubitschek Hospital Salvador / João Filgueiras Lima. Image © Nelson Kon

Nothing is more rational than using the wind, a natural, free, renewable and healthy resource, to improve the thermal comfort of our projects. The awareness of the finiteness of the resources and the demand for the reduction in the energy consumption has removed air-conditioning systems as the protagonist of any project. Architects and engineers are turning to this more passive system to improve thermal comfort. It is evident that there are extreme climates in which there is no escape, or else the use of artificial systems, but in a large part of the terrestrial surface it is possible to provide a pleasant flow of air through the environments by means of passive systems, especially if the actions are considered during the project stage.

This is a highly complex theme, but we have approached some of the concepts exemplifying them with built projects. A series of ventilation systems can help in the projects: natural cross ventilation, natural induced ventilation, chimney effect and evaporative cooling, which combined with the correct use of constructive elements allows improvement in thermal comfort and decrease in energy consumption.

Hofmann House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

23:00 - 9 December, 2018
Hofmann House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Fran Silvestre, Estefanía Soriano
  • Collaborator Architects

    María Masià | Arquitecto colaborador Fran Ayala, Pablo Camarasa, Sandra Insa, Sevak Asatrián, Ricardo Candela, David Sastre, Vicente Picó, Rubén March, Jose Manuel Arnao, Rosa Juanes, Gemma Aparicio, Juan Martinez, Paz Garcia-España, Daniel Uribe, Javier Briones, Ángel Pérez, Tomás Villa, Sergio Tórtola, Marta Escribano, Phoebe Harrison, Daniel Yacopino
  • Area

    350.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photography

    Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Markets: Examples in Plan and Section

04:00 - 6 December, 2018
Markets: Examples in Plan and Section, © Fabián Dejtiar
© Fabián Dejtiar

Throughout history, markets have provided an important function in the exchange of foods, books, spices, everyday items, and even ideas. From Mexican Tianguis to North African Souks, they played an essential element in the configuration of urban spaces.


Different architects have approached this challenge, where spatial distribution plays a fundamental role in creating adequate logistics and circulation.

We've selected 20 markets and their plan and section to inspire your next project. 

MATO / FCC Arquitectura

02:00 - 4 December, 2018
MATO / FCC Arquitectura, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 56

Águeda Arts Center / AND-RÉ

06:00 - 20 November, 2018
Águeda Arts Center / AND-RÉ, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 22

Saya Park / Álvaro Siza + Carlos Castanheira

00:00 - 12 November, 2018
Art Pavilion 15. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Art Pavilion 15. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Art Pavilion. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Art Pavilion 7. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Art Pavilion 13. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Art Pavilion 26. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 55

Chia Ching Mausoleum / Álvaro Siza + Carlos Castanheira

23:00 - 10 November, 2018
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jin San District, New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Portugal Office

    CC&CB, Arquitectos
  • Local Architectural Team

    WZWX Architecture Group (Stephen Wang, Chiou-Huei Lin, Wen-Wei Cheng, Jianfei Cheng)
  • Area

    180.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

China Museum Of Design Bauhaus Collection / Álvaro Siza + Carlos Castanheira

00:00 - 8 November, 2018
China Museum Of Design Bauhaus Collection / Álvaro Siza + Carlos Castanheira, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 63

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Portugal Office

    CC&CB, Arquitectos
  • Principal in Charge

    Pedro Carvalho
  • Local Office

    The Design Institute of Landscape & Architecture, China Academy of Art
  • Architecture

    Liu Ke, Zhao Yaunpeng, Jiang Weihua
  • Area

    16000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Spotlight: Paulo Mendes da Rocha

13:30 - 25 October, 2018
Spotlight: Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Museu Brasileiro de Escultura (MuBE). Image © Paul Clemence
Museu Brasileiro de Escultura (MuBE). Image © Paul Clemence

All space must be attached to a value, to a public dimension. There is no private space. The only private space that you can imagine is the human mind.
Paulo Mendes da Rocha, May 26, 2004

Paulo Mendes da Rocha is one of Brazil's greatest architects and urbanists. Born in Vitória, Espírito Santo in 1928, Mendes da Rocha won the 2006 Pritzker Prize, and is one of the most representative architects of the Brazilian Paulista School, also known as "Paulista Brutalism" that utilizes more geometric lines, rougher finishes and bulkier massing than other Brazilian Modernists such as Oscar Niemeyer.

Museu Brasileiro de Escultura (MuBE). Image © Paul Clemence New Leme Gallery. Image © Leonardo Finotti Cais das Artes. Image Courtesy of Paulo Mendes da Rocha Museu dos Coches. Image © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG + 13

Villa Nature / Saraiva + Associados

16:00 - 19 October, 2018
Villa Nature / Saraiva + Associados, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vilamoura, 8125 Quarteira, Portugal
  • Area

    8145.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographer

    Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

35 Fireplaces that Spark Architectural Interest

12:00 - 7 October, 2018
35 Fireplaces that Spark Architectural Interest, © Weiqi Jin
© Weiqi Jin

© Ralph Feiner © Adam Gibson © Lars Petter Pettersen © Thomas Heimann + 36

From the beginning of time, human beings have gathered around the fire. The first settlements and huts included in their interior a small bonfire to cook and maintain the heat of its inhabitants. This tradition has continued to the present, and chimneys and fireplaces have developed into the most varied designs and forms, providing possibilities both inside and outside a home.

To give you ideas for materials, structures, and spatial configurations, we present 35 remarkable meeting places around the fire.

Roy Lichtenstein Temporary Museum / Diogo Aguiar Studio + João Jesus Arquitectos

09:00 - 6 October, 2018
Roy Lichtenstein Temporary Museum / Diogo Aguiar Studio + João Jesus Arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 17

Gama Issa V2.0 / Studio Mk27 - Marcio Kogan + Lair Reis

11:00 - 25 September, 2018
Gama Issa V2.0 / Studio Mk27 - Marcio Kogan + Lair Reis, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 70

ISMO / KAAN Architecten

02:00 - 24 September, 2018
ISMO / KAAN Architecten, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Sebastian van Damme © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 55

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bâtiment 520, Rue André Rivière, 91400 Orsay, France
  • KAAN Architecten

    Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio
  • Project Team

    Christophe Banderier, Marc Coma, Aksel Coruh, Sebastian van Damme, Paolo Faleschini, Renata Gilio, Walter Hoogerwerf, Jan Teunis ten Kate, Marco Lanna, Ismael Planelles Naya, Ana Rivero Esteban, Joeri Spijkers, Koen van Tienen, Pauline Trochu
  • Associated local architect

    FRES architectes, Paris
  • Area

    10000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

18 Fantastic Permeable Facades

12:00 - 23 September, 2018
© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Nguyen Thai Thach © Koji Fuji / Nacasa & Partners Inc © Pedro Nuno Pacheco © Gonzalo Viramonte + 20

Recently, a new trend in architecture has emerged: Several of the latest projects highlighted by ArchDaily, including some winners in the Building of the Year Awards, are using permeable facades as an attractive option for their exterior finishes.

Better lighting, ventilation, and visibility are some of the advantages brought by this type of façades. Below is a selection of 15 images from prominent photographers such as Andrés Valbuena, Pedro Nuno Pacheco, and Koji Fuji Nacasa & Partners Inc.

L106 / Pereira Miguel Arquitectos

09:00 - 7 September, 2018
L106 / Pereira Miguel Arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 28