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Spotlight: Jean Nouvel

12:00 - 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

12:30 - 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

01:30 - 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

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido + 17

  • Architect

    Cerejeira Fontes Architects
  • Location

    Braga, Portugal
  • Authors

    António Jorge Fontes, Asbjörn Andresen, André Fontes
  • Area

    701.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographer

    Nelson Garrido

Spotlight: Herzog & de Meuron

06:00 - 8 May, 2018
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 Courtesy of Messe Basel + 29

MT Villa / Alhumaidhi Architects

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

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido + 17

Slice House / Alhumaidhi Architects

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

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido + 13

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

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido + 32

Delgada 1 / Camarim Arquitectos

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

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Portugal
  • 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 ScottClément Guillaume, and Marcello Mariana.

Altruistic House / Massive Order

02:00 - 17 January, 2018
Altruistic House / Massive Order, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nuzha, Kuwait
  • Lead Architect

    Muhannad Al-Baqshi
  • Design Team

    Eman Kassem, Raweya Al-Sedairawi
  • Area

    375.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

RE / Camarim Arquitectos

05:00 - 4 January, 2018
RE / Camarim Arquitectos, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Author Architect

    Vasco Correia, Patrícia Sousa
  • Area

    400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

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

09:30 - 14 December, 2017
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

Mão Esquerda Vintage Store / Gustavo Guimarães

05:00 - 12 December, 2017
Mão Esquerda Vintage Store / Gustavo Guimarães, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Team

    Carlos Trancoso, Maria Peña, Gabriela Barbosa
  • Area

    22.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Where Is The Toilet, Please? / M2.senos

02:00 - 3 November, 2017
Where Is The Toilet, Please? / M2.senos, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    3830 Ilhavo, Portugal
  • Author Architects

    Ricardo Senos, Sofia Senos
  • Area

    85.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

20 Incredible Images of Architecture and Animals: The Best Photos of the Week

11:00 - 10 September, 2017
20 Incredible Images of Architecture and Animals: The Best Photos of the Week, © BoysPlayNice
© BoysPlayNice

For the animal lovers among our audience, this week we have put together a special roundup of images of architecture alongside some marvelous critters. While not exactly a mainstay of architectural photography, proponents of the form like BoysPlayNice, Jesus Granada and Rafael Gamo have dared to include animal inhabitants in their architectural compositions. Read on to see a selection of 20 creative images where you will find horses, sheep, cows, goats, dogs, cats, and even elephants.

© Gartnerfuglen & Mariana de Delás © Matharoo Associates © Jesús Granada © Olo Studio + 19

The Beauty of Minimalism: The Best Photos of the Week

12:00 - 27 August, 2017

Without a doubt, it is interesting to enjoy architecture from a new perspective. Minimalist photography, characterized by clean compositions where geometry and abstraction take center stage, is one of the most popular trends when it comes to documenting architecture. In celebration of this distinctive photographic style, we have selected 14 minimalist images by prominent photographers such as Joel Filipe, Sebastian Weiss, and Nelson Garrido.

© Joel Filipe © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Sebastian Weiss © Maíra Acayaba + 14

The Best Photos of the Week: Architecture in the Most Incredible Places in the World

12:00 - 13 August, 2017

Architecture is always a reflection on how to interact with and relate to nature. Some architects show a preference for distinctive shapes and materials that contrast with the landscape, while others prefer to mimic the surroundings with organic works. But regardless of the techniques employed, architecture has reached the most remote and incredible places on the planet. Below is a selection of 16 images which show the combination of architecture and landscape by prominent photographers such as Su Shengliang, Sergio Pirrone and Valentin Jeck.

© Piyatat Hemmatat © Jeff Goldberg/Esto © Dylan Perrenoud © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 18