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The House of Those Who Make Houses / COVO Interiores

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Vila Nova de Paiva, Portugal
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 70.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

MCR2 House / Filipe Pina + Maria Ines Costa

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Belmonte, Portugal

Walk-in Showers Without Doors or Curtains: Design Tips and Examples

Because it doesn't include a bathtub, or require doors, screens, or curtains, the walk-in shower often makes bathrooms appear larger, cleaner, and more minimalist. 

However, some precautions must be taken when designing them. Most importantly, the shower cannot be left completely open, even if it appears to be at first glance. Most designs incorporate a tempered glass that prevents water from "bouncing" out of the shower space, subtly closing the area. When this transparent division doesn't have a frame, the appearance of fungi due to accumulation of water and moisture becomes less likely.

Casa de monte / TACO taller de arquitectura contextual. Image © Leo Espinosa Fagerstrom House / Claesson Koivisto Rune. Image © Åke E:son Lindman AUTOHAUS / Matt Fajkus Architecture. Image © Charles Davis Smith Pombal / AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados. Image © Nelson Garrido + 28

Sobreiras – Alentejo Country Hotel / FAT - Future Architecture Thinking

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Maia House / Raulino Silva Arquitecto

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Maia, Portugal
  • Architects: Raulino Silva
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 315.0 ft2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

House in Arada / Nelson Resende

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Arada, Portugal
  • Architects: Nelson Resende
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2152.78 ft2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

Red House / Nelson Resende

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  • Architects: Nelson Resende
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 3444.45 ft2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2007

FACOL Offices / Ana Coelho Arquitectura

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Serzedelo, Portugal

Spotlight: Eduardo Souto de Moura

Eduardo Souto de Moura (born 25 July 1952), the Portuguese architect that won the 2011 Pritzker Prize, is known for designs that are formally simple yet serious and at times, dramatic, created through his thoughtful use of colors and materials. His architecture is both versatile and consistent, contextual yet universal, and rarely affected by current trends or styles.

Braga Municipal Stadium. Image © Leonardo Finotti Venice Biennale Pavilion 2012. Image © Nico Saieh Burgo Tower. Image © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG Convento Das Bernardas. Image © Luis Ferreira Alves + 21

Lisbon Wood Residential Building / Plano Humano Arquitectos

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Lisbon, Portugal

Campo Lindo House / Pedro Vasco Ferreira Architecture Studio

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Porto, Portugal

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 m2
  • 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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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

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