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Armazem Cowork / oitoo

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From Playful Methodologies to Fictional Possibilities: 5 Emerging Practices in Europe

Five emerging architecture studio profiles from Portugal, Spain, France, and the Czech Republic have been chosen by New Generations, a European platform that analyses the most innovative emerging practices at the European level, providing a new space for the exchange of knowledge and confrontation, theory, and production. Since 2013, New Generations has involved more than 300 practices in a diverse program of cultural activities, such as festivals, exhibitions, open calls, video-interviews, workshops, and experimental formats.

Uneven House / Fala

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  • Architects: Fala
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  180
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Applied, Flush and Reveal: What Are the Types of Baseboards?

Architects are known for returning from travel with more photos of buildings than people and for having an esoteric vocabulary of their own. Of course, these are clichés that are not always true. But something that unites most designers is the tendency to pay attention to each detail that makes up a project, be it the material that covers the facade, the junction between different floors, how the doors open, the type of window frame, how the forms were put together for concreting, and more. But a detail that often goes unnoticed – and that makes a huge difference in interior design – is baseboards.

Round Pillars in Architecture: From the Classical Column to the Modern Sculptural Support

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The pillar has adorned many of the greatest monumental examples of Western architecture since antiquity, from the Doric columns of the Parthenon to the Corinthian capitals of the Pantheon portico. In the West, the legacies of these classical forms have permutated over the centuries and into modern times: the Doric columns of the Lincoln Memorial, the Ionic columns of the British museum portico, and the Villa Savoye’s pilotis are just a few examples of the classical column’s continued transformation and use over the last few centuries. Today, the round pillar continues to be used in modern design, both functionally and aesthetically. Below, we look into these elements in more detail, including their materials, construction, structural qualities, and several contemporary examples of their use.

Broken House / fala

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Porto, Portugal
  • Architects: fala
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3659 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Six Houses and a Garden / fala

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  • Architects: fala
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2045 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

House in Fontainhas / Fala

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Porto, Portugal
  • Architects: Fala
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  255
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Waiting Rooms, Reception Areas, & Courtyards: 43 Notable Examples of Hospital Architecture

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Hospitals and projects related to healthcare must follow specific guidelines based on the rules and regulations of their country. These standards help us to design complex spaces, such as those located in areas of surgery, hospitalization, diagnostics, laboratories, and including areas and circulations that are clean, dirty, restricted or public, which create a properly functioning building.

There are a few spaces that we, as architects, can develop with great ease and freedom of design: waiting rooms, reception areas, and outdoor spaces. These are spaces where architects can express the character of the hospital. To jump-start you into this process, we have selected 43 projects that show us how creativity and quality of a space go hand-in-hand with functionality. 

Small House with a Monumental Shower / fala

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Amarante, Portugal
  • Architects: fala
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  55
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Apartment on a mint floor / Fala

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  • Architects: Fala
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2045 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: BRUMA, Cortizo, Efapel, JNF

The Beauty of Marble in Interiors and Facades

Michelangelo's sculptures. The ancient Greek temples. Castle interiors and palaces. The iconic Barcelona Pavilion of Mies van der Rohe. When we approach the history of architecture and sculpture, it is inevitable that we speak of marble. Originating from a chemical reaction in limestone when exposed to high pressures and temperatures for thousands of years, this notable material is a metamorphic rock generally found in regions where volcanic activity has occurred. Its extraction, by itself, is already a spectacle.

Casa Groenlândia / Triptyque. Image © Pedro KokCasa Groenlândia / Triptyque. Image © Pedro KokBent dan Light / BK Interior Design & Architectural Planning. Image © Mario WibowoHaight / MNMA studio. Image © Fran Parente+ 30

House Along a Wall / fala

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  • Architects: fala
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  150
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

House With a Curved Wall / fala

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  • Architects: fala
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  100
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

House In Rua do Paraíso / fala

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  • Architects: fala
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

Smart Configurations for Small Kitchens

Smart Configurations for Small Kitchens
Smart Configurations for Small Kitchens

Small spaces sometimes have to host essential functions. How can you incorporate the kitchen into your design in the best possible way when your floor space is limited? We have thoroughly reviewed our published projects to select 7 houses in which the architects have effectively solved this problem, using intelligent and innovative configurations.

These kitchens manage to appear larger than they really are when attached to neighboring spaces such as living rooms or dining rooms. In themselves, they are kitchens that occupy very small spaces, opting for a different approach to the traditional kitchen that normally occupies an independent and exclusive room.

Casa na Rua Faria Guimarães / Fala AtelierCurtain Cottage / Apparte Studio097 • Yojigen Poketto / eliiRestauración Old Town / Habitan Architecture+ 31

Fórum do Futuro / fala

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  • Architects: fala
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  135
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

Serralves’ Pavilion / fala

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  • Architects: fala
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  36
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017