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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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Groenlândia House / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

10:00 - 15 April, 2019
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 29

Béton Brut Bathrooms: The Beauty of Concrete in Intimate Spaces

04:00 - 15 April, 2019
Béton Brut Bathrooms: The Beauty of Concrete in Intimate Spaces, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Peter Clarke Photography © BoysPlayNice © Relja Ivanic © Takumi Ota + 31

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Why use concrete in bathrooms?

Béton brut or "raw concrete" is a naturally porous material that provides many advantages for the design and build of a bathroom. As a waterproof and pressure-resistant material, it is easy to clean, doesn't deteriorate, prevents bathroom fungus and is low maintenance. Attractive as it is functional, concrete is versatile for both on-site furniture and wall coatings, floors and even shower trays. In addition, due to its thermal mass, concrete is an excellent material for floor heating.

Pro Tip: There are a variety of concrete finishes, but for the safety of daily bathroom users, you must add a surface sealer and a certain percentage of traction to avoid slippage.

Below, we've compiled 26 concrete bathrooms that find intimacy in béton brut.

Eretz Apartment / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

12:00 - 12 April, 2019
Eretz Apartment / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados, © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Ricardo Bassetti © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG + 23

Obidos House / FCC Arquitectura

09:00 - 7 April, 2019
Obidos House / 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 + 78

  • Architects

  • Location

    Óbidos, Portugal
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Fernando Coelho, Ana Loureiro
  • Design Team

    Fernando Coelho, Ana Loureiro, Sérgio Silva, Luís Vieira, Diana Teixeira
  • Area

    453.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Unico Building / Studio Arthur Casas

10:00 - 25 March, 2019
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Arthur Casas
  • Design Team

    Regiane Khristian, Gabriel Ranieri, Beto Cabariti, Ana Beatriz Braga, Pedro Ribeiro, Marcelo Beretta, Natalia Minas
  • Area

    5630.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Exploring Architecture through Performance, Photography and Fashion

12:00 - 24 March, 2019
Exploring Architecture through Performance, Photography and Fashion, Courtesy of Alberto Kalach
Courtesy of Alberto Kalach

© Miguel de Guzmán © Hey! Cheese © Imagen Subliminal © Dmitry Tsyrencshikov + 53

The purpose of architectural photography is to show a design in the best possible way, with the artform often characterized by perspective correction and atmospheric lighting. However, few architectural photographers have experimented with other artistic disciplines. Miguel de Guzmán, Paul Vu and Jules Couartou are among those who have challenged the limits of this form of photography, generating an interesting crossover between architecture photography, fashion and performances. In their images, the relationship between space and the user is shown through a scene designed to register an effect on the viewer. The results are images which are full of creativity.

Infinity Pools in 15 Architecture Projects

07:00 - 14 March, 2019
Infinity Pools in 15 Architecture Projects, © Photographix
© Photographix

There are few things that fascinate us more than the sea. Its contemplation arouses a sense of peace, while its colors, textures, movements and amplitude provide a scientifically proven effect of relaxation in our nervous system. Above all, it makes us realize how small we are in the universe. It is not by chance that a house facing the sea is a dream of consumption for many, let alone with a pool right in front of it. Infinity pools play with this feeling of infinite sea and sky. Through a well-elaborated set of levels and plans, they create an optical illusion that leaves everyone speechless, making pool water appear as if merged with the horizon, overflowing at one or more edges. But before you plan your photo on Instagram with a glass of sparkling wine in your hand, let's take a look at how these pools are built.

© Hiroyuki Oki © Àdria Goula © Àdria Goula © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 20

Wine Tourism Building / Diogo Aguiar Studio

02:00 - 13 March, 2019
Wine Tourism Building / Diogo Aguiar Studio, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 29

ArchDaily's Top 11 Projects in 11 Years

15:00 - 11 March, 2019
ArchDaily's Top 11 Projects in 11 Years, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

ArchDaily turns 11! To commemorate the occasion, we want to share with you the 11 projects most visited by our readers during this incredible journey. From the indisputable and timeless classics from of designers like Le Corbusier and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, to the pioneering works of architects such as Zaha Hadid and OMA, passing through the delicate work of Gabinete de Arquitectura, these 11 examples teach us valuable lessons about architecture, most importantly: how to design for specific requirements without losing the creativity and beauty of architectural design.

On behalf of ArchDaily, we want to thank you for sharing with us the best architecture in the world, helping us to inspire professionals from all over the world to build better cities.

Sun-Filled Spaces Created By Skylights In 20 Architectural Projects

07:00 - 6 March, 2019
Sun-Filled Spaces Created By Skylights In 20 Architectural Projects, © Adam Mork
© Adam Mork

Perhaps the most renowned 'skylight' ever built is the Pantheon of Rome commissioned by Marco Vipsanius Agrippa during the reign of Emperor Augustus (27 BC-14 AD) and rebuilt by Hadrian (117-118) around 126 AD. At the highest point of its dome (in this case, the oculus) the sunlight shines, casting its beams over the various statues of planetary deities that occupy the niches on the walls. The light that enters the space symbolizes a cosmic, sacred dimension. In projects around the world, natural light continues to fulfill this scenic role, especially in religious projects.

It is characterized as zenithal illumination as that which comes from above, from the sky (zenith). Very useful for large spaces that can not be adequately lit by windows, skylights are a widely used device for providing a pleasant, diffuse light. Generally, care is taken to prevent direct entry of sunlight; the openings must be well designed so that they do not overheat the space of allow water infiltration. Below is a collection of projects that make good use of this technique.

© Mathias Kestel © Hufton + Crow © Christian Richters © Andrew Lee + 44

São Lourenço House – Burel Panorama Hotel / Site Specific Arquitectura + P-06 Atelier

03:00 - 6 March, 2019
São Lourenço House – Burel Panorama Hotel / Site Specific Arquitectura + P-06 Atelier, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © José Vicente – Agência Calipo © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 42

Beloura House IV / Estúdio Urbano

02:00 - 5 March, 2019
Beloura House IV / Estúdio Urbano, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 26

Peninsula House / Bernardes Arquitetura

06:00 - 4 March, 2019
Peninsula House / Bernardes Arquitetura, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 53

Pavilion House / Andreia Garcia Architectural Affairs + Diogo Aguiar Studio

06:00 - 28 February, 2019
Pavilion House / Andreia Garcia Architectural Affairs + Diogo Aguiar Studio, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal
  • Category

  • Arquitetos Responsáveis

    Vítor Vilhena, Fábio Plácido Guimarães, Nuno Gonçalves, João Simões
  • Area

    3229.17 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

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.