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House | Concepts

“A House is a place (…) as physical as a set of feelings. (…) a home is a relation between materiality and mastery and imaginative processes, where the physical location and materiality and the feelings and ideas are united and influence each other, instead of being separated and distinct. (…) a house is a process of creation and comprehension of ways of living and belonging. A house is lived, as well as imagined. The meaning of house and the way it materially manifests itself, it´s something that is created and recreated in an unceasingly way through every day domestic tasks, which are themselves connected to the spacial imaginary of the house”1

The sentence mentioned above is the starting-point of the current reflection, in an exercise that will mark meaningfully my approach to the way of projecting houses.

Box XL Houses / Grupo Zegnea

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Guimarães, Portugal
  • Architects: Grupo Zegnea
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 50138.29 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

House of Grandfather Martinho / COVO Interiores

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Touro, Portugal
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 230.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Spotlight: Álvaro Siza

One of the most highly regarded architects of his generation, Portugese architect Álvaro Siza (born 25 June 1933) is known for his sculptural works that have been described as "poetic modernism." When he was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1992, Siza was credited as being a successor of early modernists: the jury citation describes how "his shapes, molded by light, have a deceptive simplicity about them; they are honest."

The Building on the Water. Image © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG Expo'98 Portuguese National Pavilion. Image © Flickr user Pedro Moura Pinheiro Fundação Iberê Camargo. Image © Grazielle Bruscato Leça Swimming Pools. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Swimming_Pool_Piscinas_de_Mar%C3%A9s_Le%C3%A7a_da_Palmeira_by_%C3%81lvaro_Siza_foto_Christian_G%C3%A4nshirt.jpg'>Wikimedia user Christian Gänshirt</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 4.0</a> + 15

Urbo Business Centre / Nuno Capa Arquitecto

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100 Public Spaces: From Tiny Squares to Urban Parks

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© DuoCai Photograph

© Gianluca Stefani © Thomas Zaar © Tomasz Zakrzewski © Sebastien Michelini + 112

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The key to successfully designing or recovering public spaces is to achieve a series of ingredients that enhance their use as meeting places. Regardless of their scale, some important tips are designing for people's needs, the human scale, a mix of uses, multifunctionality and flexibility, comfort and safety, and integration to the urban fabric.

To give you some ideas on how to design urban furniture, bus stops, lookouts, bridges, playgrounds, squares, sports spaces, small parks and urban parks, check out these 100 notable public spaces.

LOOP / FAHR 021.3

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado + 28

  • Architects: FAHR 021.3
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1097.92 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

Aguçadoura House / Raulino Silva Arquitecto

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Povoa de Varzim, Portugal

Portas São João / Meireles Arquitectos

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Porto, Portugal
  • Architects: Meireles Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1210.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

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

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

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.

Santa Casa da Misericórdia’s Elderly Care Centre / Nuno Piedade Alexandre

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Ponte de Sor, Portugal

Kale & Crave / Matteo Foresti

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado + 20

Norrmalm, Sweden
  • Architects: Matteo Foresti
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 200.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

Gafarim House / Tiago do Vale Arquitectos

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Ponte de Lima, Portugal

House BL / Hugo Monte

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado + 43

Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal
  • Architects: Hugo Monte
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 526.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

Fraião House / TRAMA arquitetos

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado + 45

Braga, Portugal
  • Architects: TRAMA arquitetos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 930.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

Sede Polopique / Filipa Guimarães

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  • Architects: Filipa Guimaraes
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 53819.55 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

Rammed Earth Construction: 15 Exemplary Projects

© Nic Lehoux Photography
© Nic Lehoux Photography

© Iwan Baan © Stefan Müller © Norman Müller © Filip Dujardin + 19

This week, we're highlighting a selection of the best images of projects built using rammed earth. These 15 works show the attractive aesthetic finish created by the superposition of multiple layers of compressed soil. Despite having been neglected as a construction technique for years, this type of construction is now experiencing a renaissance in architecture. Read on for a selection of images from prominent photographers such as Filip Dujardin, João Morgado, and Nic Lehoux.

Sá da Bandeira / PF Architecture Studio

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