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Rural House in Portugal / HBG Arquitectos

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves© Ricardo Oliveira Alves© Ricardo Oliveira Alves© Ricardo Oliveira Alves+ 35

Aldeia de João Pires, Portugal
  • Architects: HBG Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1022 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Anicolor, Dow Building Solutions, Efapel, GSI, +19

What Types of Residential Floors Favor Wheelchair Circulation?

Klintholm Gods Lake Apartments / PLH Arkitekter. Image © Rozbeh ZavariHouse With Stone Patio / beef architekti. Image © Peter ČintalanHouse With Stone Patio / beef architekti. Image © Peter Čintalan© Ricardo Oliveira Alves+ 21

One of the most important design considerations that residential architects have the responsibility to address is accessibility, ensuring that people with disabilities can comfortably live at home without impediments blocking basic home functionality. Accessibility for wheelchair users is a particularly important architectural concern due to unalterable spatial, material, and other requirements necessitated by wheelchair design and use. Because guaranteeing the comfort of all users, including disabled users, is one of the most essential obligations of all architects, designing for wheelchair users must be done with utmost the attention and care, especially in residential environments. Below, we delineate several strategies for designing floors for wheelchair circulation, helping architects achieve this goal of maximum comfort and accessibility.

Housing for the Elderly: Examples of Independent and Community Living

Architecture is constantly changing and adapting to new needs, which are linked to social, economic, technological, political, and demographic changes. In this sense, the aging population is one of the most outstanding changes of the 21st century: The increase in life expectancy and the decrease in fertility rates mean that the older population is increasingly numerous. How can architecture help to provide a better quality of life, promote the autonomy, dignity, and well-being of the elderly?

© Paul Ott© Petra Rainer© Eugeni Pons© René Rissland+ 31

Suspended Matter Box Cultural Center / MMVARQUITECTO

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves© Ricardo Oliveira Alves© Ricardo Oliveira Alves© Ricardo Oliveira Alves+ 30

  • Architects: MMVARQUITECTO
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  670
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Tree Snake Houses / Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves + 23

Bornes de Aguiar, Portugal

17 Hotels and Cabins Surrounded by Nature

Most of the world's population today live in large, vibrant, energetic and sometimes chaotic cities. This is why, usually, when we think of taking some time off from our responsibilities and daily routines we picture ourselves lying in virgin beaches, relaxing in a faraway forest, or immersed in a tropical jungle.

Hospitality architecture has a wide variety of solutions for all types of travelers and tourists. For those wanting to disconnect completely from daily city life while being closely connected to nature, a good option could be small scale hotels, cabins, and lodges set directly in these natural environments.

Sea Front Villa / ARQ TAILOR'S Architecture & Interiors

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Cascais, Portugal

10 (More) Houses and Their Inhabitants: The Best Photos of the Week

© Peter Bennetts© NAARO© Alejandro Peral© APERTOZERO+ 11

The appearance of people in architectural photography is rare. When they do show up, people are usually added to help the viewer better understand the size and design elements of a building. However, in recent times, several photographers have warmed to the idea of capturing houses with their inhabitants, showing the people who live there and how they inhabit the spaces. After the success of our previous round-up of people photographed with their houses, this week we bring you 10 more houses captured by renowned photographers such as Hiroyuki Oki, Peter Bennetts, and Ricardo Oliveira Alves.

Franklin / ARRIBA

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  • Architects: ARRIBA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  70
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016

Atelier Ventura Trindade / Ventura Trindade

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15 Houses and Their Inhabitants: The Best Photos of the Week

Cortesía de Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Cortesía de Atelier Vens Vanbelle

© Toby Scott© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG© Sasha Juliard© Isaac Ramírez Marín+ 16

We are accustomed to seeing photographs in which architecture is recorded without any occupants, or perhaps captured only with models who give scale to the spaces shown. However, in recent years architectural photographers have increasingly decided to humanize the houses they document, presenting not only their architecture, but also those who inhabit these buildings. In this week's best photos, we present a selection of 15 houses captured by renowned photographers such as Luc Roymans, Adrien Williams and Fernando Schapochnik.

Between Two White Walls / Corpo Atelier

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves© Ricardo Oliveira Alves© Ricardo Oliveira Alves© Ricardo Oliveira Alves+ 40

Quarteira, Portugal
  • Architects: Corpo Atelier
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  530
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

Five Terraces and a Garden / corpo atelier

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves
© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves + 33

Quarteira, Portugal
  • Architects: corpo atelier
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  380
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Caixilharia, Capotto, Rochas Ornamentais, Segmento Prestigio

These Amazing Kitchens Will Up Your Thanksgiving Game

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, ArchDaily looks back to present a compilation of the most stunning kitchens we've covered in the last year. While it may be a bit too late for this year, read on to get some inspiration for perfecting your feast and amaze your guests in 2017.

© Nelson Kon© Fernando Gomulya© Amit Geron© Peter van der Knoop+ 18

Architectural Photographers: Ricardo Oliveira Alves

Tree Snake Houses / Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade. Image © Ricardo Oliveira Alves
Tree Snake Houses / Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade. Image © Ricardo Oliveira Alves

From architecture to music, directing and production, Portuguese photographer Ricardo Oliveira Alves worked in several different creative industries before combining his two biggest passions and starting his own architectural photography studio, Ricardo Oliveira Alves Architectural Photography, in 2010.

Alves captures emblematic national architecture projects in addition to work by prominent architects worldwide, “fusing the vision of the architect” with that of the photographer. He is also known for his “Archilapse” videos, which feature timelapse montages of architectural works.

Read an interview with Alves and view a selection of his images after the break. 

The Wall House / Guedes Cruz Arquitectos. Image © Ricardo Oliveira AlvesAlcoutins House / Guedes Cruz Arquitectos. Image © Ricardo Oliveira AlvesTree Snake Houses / Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade. Image © Ricardo Oliveira AlvesThe Wall House / Guedes Cruz Arquitectos. Image © Ricardo Oliveira Alves+ 19

S. Mamede House / Aires Mateus

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves© Ricardo Oliveira Alves© Ricardo Oliveira Alves© Ricardo Oliveira Alves+ 37

  • Architects: Aires Mateus
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2006

SuperSurfaceSpace Moscow / Metrogramma

  • Architects: Metrogramma
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: FMG

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves + 22

Casa Na Mouraria / José Andrade Rocha

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves© Ricardo Oliveira Alves© Ricardo Oliveira Alves© Ricardo Oliveira Alves+ 27

Lisboa, Portugal
  • Architects: José Andrade Rocha
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  64
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015