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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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House in Messines / Vitor Vilhena Architects

06:00 - 20 February, 2019
House in Messines / Vitor Vilhena Architects, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 52

Santos Augusta Building / Isay Weinfeld

04:00 - 18 February, 2019
Santos Augusta Building / Isay Weinfeld, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Alameda Santos, 2.159 - Cerqueira César, São Paulo - SP, 01419-100, Brazil
  • Category

  • Author

  • Project Manager

    Elena Scarabotolo
  • Design Team

    Adriana Aun, Gabriel Bicudo, Sebastian Murr, Katherina Ortner, Relbert Amorin, Pablo Resende
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

The Possibilities of Pigmented Concrete: 18 Buildings Infused With Color

04:00 - 18 February, 2019
The Possibilities of Pigmented Concrete: 18 Buildings Infused With Color, Center for Interpretation of The Battle of Atoleiros / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos + Oficina Ideias em Linha. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Center for Interpretation of The Battle of Atoleiros / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos + Oficina Ideias em Linha. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

When we think of concrete, the color gray generally comes to mind. The traditional mixture of concrete, which comprises cement, gravel, sand, and water may vary in color depending on elements and admixtures but naturally varies from light to dark gray. However, compounds that add pigment to the mixture are becoming increasingly prevalent and popular,  as they infuse the concrete with hues more stable than paint. These shades result from the addition of oxides:  yellow, red and their derivations (eg. brown) are obtained with the addition of iron oxide; chromium and cobalt oxide create the greens and blues, respectively. For black concrete, it is common to use black iron oxide and carbon oxide combined with pozzolanic cement.

Centro Cultural Comunitário Teotitlán del Valle / PRODUCTORA. Image © Luis Gallardo - LGM Studio Museu Cais do Sertão / Brasil Arquitetura. Image © Nelson Kon Residência Montagnola / Attilio Panzeri & Partners. Image © Giorgio Marafioti Galería Solar S. Roque / Manuel Maia Gomes. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 19

New Documentary on Portuguese Photographer Fernando Guerra Follows His Journey Through Architecture

07:00 - 16 February, 2019

“The Flying Photographer” is the name of the documentary that will showcase Sara Nunes (architectural film director from Building Pictures) following the amazing journey of Fernando Guerra during the period of one year of travel to get the best architecture photographs from around the world.

C+C House / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo

08:00 - 7 February, 2019
C+C House / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 60

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, Brazil
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Marcio Kogan
  • Associated Architect

    Samanta Cafardo
  • Interior Design

    Diana Radomysler
  • Design Team

    Carlos Costa, Eline Ostyn, Laura Guedes, Mariana Simas, Ricardo Ariza
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Eduardo Souto de Moura: “I Look Beyond Solution; I Look For an Expression”

08:00 - 2 February, 2019
Eduardo Souto de Moura: “I Look Beyond Solution; I Look For an Expression”, Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, 2008. Image © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, 2008. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The architectural approach of 2011 Pritzker Prize-winner Eduardo Souto de Moura can be difficult to summarize. His convictions on matters of aesthetics and design are strongly held, but also highly individual and at times even unusual. In his work, this translates to buildings that are enigmatic, yet not flashy—in the words of the 2011 Pritzker Prize jury, “His buildings have a unique ability to convey seemingly conflicting characteristics—power and modesty, bravado and subtlety, bold public authority and sense of intimacy—at the same time.” In the latest interview from his “City of Ideas” series, Vladimir Belogolovsky speaks to Souto de Moura to probe his architectural mind and understand the thinking behind these powerful yet modest works.

Vladimir Belogolovsky: I had a chance to visit your Paula Rego Museum in Cascais outside of Lisbon, which is a very sculptural composition of iconic forms...

Eduardo Souto de Moura: Why are you saying it is sculptural? I don’t agree.

Braga Municipal Stadium, 2003. Image © Leonardo Finotti Convento Das Bernardas, 2012. Image © Luis Ferreira Alves Cantareira Building, 2013. Image © Luis Ferreira Alves Santa Maria do Bouro Convent, by Eduardo Souto de Moura and Humberto Vieira, 1997. Image © Luis Ferreira Alves + 21

House Luum / Pedro Domingos

13:00 - 26 January, 2019
House Luum / Pedro Domingos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Cortesia de Pedro Domingos Cortesia de Pedro Domingos © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Cortesia de Pedro Domingos + 36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Bárbara de Nexe, Portugal
  • Category

  • Local team

    Estúdio ODS, Bruno Oliveira, Edite Borges
  • Area

    250.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographer

    Fernando Guerra | FG+SG, Courtesy of Pedro Domingos

"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
  • Category

  • 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
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 57

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

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
  • Category

  • 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