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Cabins in Comporta / Studio 3A

06:00 - 27 May, 2019
Cabins in Comporta / Studio 3A, © Nelson Garrido
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Spotlight: Herzog & de Meuron

04:30 - 8 May, 2019
Spotlight: Herzog & de Meuron, VitraHaus. Photography by Iwan Baan © Vitra
VitraHaus. Photography by Iwan Baan © Vitra

Led by Jacques Herzog (born 19 April 1950) and Pierre de Meuron (born 8 May 1950), most descriptions of Herzog & de Meuron projects are almost paradoxical: in one paragraph they will be praised for their dedication to tradition and vernacular forms, in the next for their thoroughly modern innovation. However, in the hands of Herzog & de Meuron this is no paradox, as the internationally renowned architectural duo combine tradition and innovation in such a way that the two elements actually enhance each other.

VitraHaus. Photography by Iwan Baan © Vitra 1111 Lincoln Road. Image © Nelson Garrido, Reprinted with permission from MBeach1, LLLP. Parrish Art Museum. Image © Matthu Placek Messe Basel New Hall. Image © Messe Basel + 29

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

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

09:00 - 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

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.

Inspire Pure Fitness Gym / Alhumaidhi Architects

23:00 - 21 January, 2019
Inspire Pure Fitness Gym  / Alhumaidhi Architects, © Nelson Garrido
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House in Porto 2 / João Vieira de Campos

00:00 - 18 January, 2019
House in Porto 2 / João Vieira de Campos, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

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Rock House / AGi Architects

00:00 - 18 October, 2018
Rock House / AGi Architects, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Kuwait
  • Category

  • Authors

    Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea
  • Project Team

    Mª Eugenia Díaz, Gwenola Kergall, Abdulhafiz Bahi El Din, Hanan Alkouh
  • Area

    1300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Tetris House / Massive Order

01:00 - 25 September, 2018
Tetris House / Massive Order, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Surra, Kuwait
  • Category

  • Principal Architect

    Muhannad Al-Baqshi
  • Design Team

    Dana Omar, Hamad Alkhuliafi
  • Area

    500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Beautiful Vineyards From Around the World

12:00 - 16 September, 2018
Cortesía de Beaucastel Winery Beaucastel Winery
Cortesía de Beaucastel Winery Beaucastel Winery

© David Frutos © José Hevia © Nic Lehoux © Bruce Damonte Photography + 28

Wine production is an industry that combines robust economic activity with an extensive cultural legacy. Although there are several programs related to the wine sector, we commonly find spaces dedicated to the process of fermenting grapes into wine. However, there are a variety of duties grouped around wine production that play an important role in boosting the industry, such as tasting rooms, education centers, sales rooms, or broadcast. Below, a selection of 27 inspiring projects of wine architecture.

Spotlight: Jean Nouvel

11:00 - 12 August, 2018
Spotlight: Jean Nouvel , © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

The winner of the Wolf Prize in 2005 and the Pritzker of 2008, French architect Jean Nouvel has attempted to design each of his projects without any preconceived notions. The result is a variety of projects that, while strikingly different, always demonstrate a delicate play with light and shadow as well as a harmonious balance with their surroundings. It was this diverse approach that led the Pritzker Prize Jury in their citation to characterize Nouvel as primarily "courageous" in his "pursuit of new ideas and his challenge of accepted norms in order to stretch the boundaries of the field."

Institut du Monde Arabe. Image © Georges Fessy One Central Park. Image © Murray Fredericks Doha Office Tower, Qatar. Image © Nelson Garrido Police Headquearters & Charleroi Danses / Ateliers Jean Nouvel + MDW Architecture. Image © Filip Dujardin + 15

Spotlight: Eduardo Souto de Moura

11:30 - 25 July, 2018
Spotlight: Eduardo Souto de Moura, Casa das Histórias Paula Rego. Image © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
Casa das Histórias Paula Rego. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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

Spotlight: Arata Isozaki

00:30 - 23 July, 2018
Spotlight: Arata Isozaki, Qatar National Convention Centre. Image © Nelson Garrido
Qatar National Convention Centre. Image © Nelson Garrido

Japanese architect, teacher, and theorist Arata Isozaki (born 23 July, 1931) helped bring Japanese influence to some of the most prestigious buildings of the 20th century, and continues to work at the highest level today. Initially working in a distinctive form of modernism, Isozaki developed his own thoughts and theories on architecture into a complex style that invokes pure shape and space as much as it evokes post-modern ideas. Highly adaptable and socially concerned, his work has been acclaimed for being sensitive to context while still making statements of its own.

Qatar National Convention Centre. Image © Nelson Garrido D38 Office. Image © Filippo Poli Ōita Prefectural Library, 1966, now Ōita Art Plaza. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/kentamabuchi/2937896268'>Flickr user kentamabuchi</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> Mito Art Tower. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mito_Art_Tower.JPG'>Wikimedia user Korall</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> + 9

Imaculada and Cheia de Graça Chapel / Cerejeira Fontes Architects

05:00 - 26 June, 2018
Imaculada and Cheia de Graça Chapel / Cerejeira Fontes Architects, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

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  • Architect

    Cerejeira Fontes Architects
  • Location

    Braga, Portugal
  • Category

  • Authors

    António Jorge Fontes, Asbjörn Andresen, André Fontes
  • Area

    701.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographer

    Nelson Garrido

MT Villa / Alhumaidhi Architects

00:00 - 4 May, 2018
MT Villa  / Alhumaidhi Architects, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

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Slice House / Alhumaidhi Architects

05:00 - 29 April, 2018
Slice House / Alhumaidhi Architects, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

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House in Oporto, Serralves / João Vieira de Campos

03:00 - 2 April, 2018
House in Oporto, Serralves / João Vieira de Campos, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

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Delgada 1 / Camarim Arquitectos

05:00 - 30 January, 2018
Delgada 1  / Camarim Arquitectos, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Portugal
  • Category

  • Authors

    Vasco Correia, Patrícia Sousa
  • Team

    Sebastien Alfaiate, Joana Ramos
  • Area

    136.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photograph

    Nelson Garrido

Architecture and the Bare Body: 15 Spaces for Healing, Relaxing and Bathing

12:00 - 21 January, 2018
Architecture and the Bare Body: 15 Spaces for Healing, Relaxing and Bathing, © Kevin Scott
© Kevin Scott

© David Romero-Uzeda © Vinicius Nunes © Clément Guillaume Cortesía de A2arquitectos + 16

Spas, swimming pools, and saunas are spaces to which we turn in search of positive experiences, especially healing and sanitation. What characterizes all of these spaces is a requirement to wear little clothing--or even none at all--meaning that these spaces have very different expectations regarding nudity, privacy, and the human body when compared to other forms of architecture. From the point of view of design, nudity requires specific spatial conditions, forcing architects to think carefully about details such as the opacity of materials and the dimensions of space. With this in mind, this week we present a selection of the 15 best images of healing spaces, captured by renowned photographers such as Kevin Scott, Clément Guillaume, and Marcello Mariana.