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180 Creative Camp 2018 in Abrantes, Portugal

18:00 - 5 April, 2018
180 Creative Camp 2018 in Abrantes, Portugal, Courtesy of Canal 180
Courtesy of Canal 180

This year Canal180 will host the 180 Creative Camp for the 7th time. An 8-day creative boot camp happening in Abrantes, Portugal, from 1st to 8th July. We provide time and place for young creators and invited artists to learn from each other, exchange experiences and create new projects together.

The Inflatable Architecture of Plastique Fantastique

12:30 - 30 April, 2016

Plastique Fantastique's pneumatic structures were originally conceived in 1999 through necessity: "The fact that we used plastic was just due to the fact that we had no money," explains the firm's founder Marco Canevacci. "So, plastic was just the cheapest material we could imagine, and you can join parts very easily and you can create very simple architectures. By using a hot air blower, those architectures become warm places to stay." By using warm air to inflate the structures, their office became a landscape of heated pods in an otherwise cold space. However, through their continued experiments over almost two decades, Plastique Fantastique's pneumatic interventions have now come to make the case for an ephemeral, temporary, and whimsical architecture. Their work now continues a lineage started by the experimental utopian group Haus-Rucker-Co, whose own pneumatic structures of the 1960s were disposable, free-wheeling creations which both literally and metaphorically played with the boundaries of a world they saw as staid, rigid, and dull.

Last year, Plastique Fantastique was invited to the 180 Creative Camp held by Canal 180 in Abrantes, Portugal, where their giant, inhabitable Strawberry Ice Cream Cone took over a public place to provide a unique and fun spatial experience. To mark this event, Canal 180 produced a short film highlighting some key recent projects by the firm and documenting the construction of their latest work. Watch the video above, and read on to see more images of the installation in Abrantes.

© Miguel Oliveira and Bárbara Moreira © Miguel Oliveira and Bárbara Moreira © Miguel Oliveira and Bárbara Moreira © Miguel Oliveira and Bárbara Moreira + 19

180 Creative Camp 2016: Not That Kind Of Camp

10:30 - 27 April, 2016
180 Creative Camp 2016: Not That Kind Of Camp, Courtesy of Canal 180
Courtesy of Canal 180

For the 5th year, Canal180 will host the 180 Creative Camp - an 8 day Media Arts Academy, from 3rd to 10th July in Abrantes, Portugal. We aim to provide a time and place for young creators, invited artists and thinkers to learn together, exchange experiences and give birth to new collaborations and projects.

Architecture’s Most Inspiring Leaders, Projects & People in 2015

14:30 - 17 December, 2015
Architecture’s Most Inspiring Leaders, Projects & People in 2015

5,000 3D cameras to help preserve the architecture of a country torn by war; A team of Latin American architects that moved into Venezuela’s most dangerous neighborhoods in order to design and build with the community; A legendary architect who understood architecture’s relationship to the transformation of technology -- and whose projects have celebrated technology across a trajectory of multiple decades. These are the projects, initiatives and people who have proven to be leaders in 2015.

ArchDaily’s editorial team wanted to recognize these projects for their commitment to promoting practices in architecture that serve many, in all corners of the globe -- from Bolivia to London, from Chicago to Venice, from public spaces in favelas to projected drone-ports in Africa. These are the stories that have inspired us in 2015, and whose influence we hope to continue to see into 2016.

180 Creative Camp 2015

21:00 - 23 June, 2015
 180 Creative Camp 2015

From July 5th to 12th 180 Creative Camp will invade the center of Portugal, bringing to Abrantes unique creative collaborations between several celebrated national and international artists in areas like street art, video, design, music and architecture.

Everyone is invited to participate in this special week in Abrantes, watch and take part in the activities - from concerts, to workshops and talks - and work with the artists that will be a part of 180 Creative Camp.

Street artist INSA, director Alex Turvey, electronic musician Iago Lewis, German collective Plastique Fantastique and multidisciplinary artist Christopher Derek Bruno are some of the names that 180 Creative Camp is bringing to Abrantes during the week of July 5th to 12th.

Urban Intervention Winners Built in Abrantes, Portugal for Canal 180’s Creative Camp

00:00 - 8 August, 2014
Urban Intervention Winners Built in Abrantes, Portugal for Canal 180’s Creative Camp, "The 12 Thousand Pairs of Shoes From Abrantes" by Victor Lledó Garcia, Juan José Pérez Moncho and Mateo Fernández-Muro. Image Courtesy of Canal 180
"The 12 Thousand Pairs of Shoes From Abrantes" by Victor Lledó Garcia, Juan José Pérez Moncho and Mateo Fernández-Muro. Image Courtesy of Canal 180

Twelve thousand pairs of shoes and stacked, rotating geometric forms were installed in the city centre of Abrantes, Portugal from July 13th-20th. The installations were the two winning projects of Portugal’s 180 Creative Camp 2014, which was designed by the country's Canal 180 to promote Urban Interventions Projects.

The competition received 72 entries from 18 countries and was created in partnership with Archdaily, Canal 180, and the Municipality of Abrantes. The contest ran until June 8th with a jury that included Archdaily Executive Editor Becky Quintal, the Executive Director of Canal 180, and the President of the Municipality of Abrantes. The two winning projects each received 2,500 Euros to realize and install their work in Abrantes.

See photos and read more about the winning projects of 180 Creative Camp after the break.

Have A Great Idea For An Urban Intervention? Apply To Canal 180's The Power of Storytelling Competition

00:00 - 22 May, 2014

Don't miss this exciting opportunity from our friends at Canal 180! The entry period for a competition to design an urban intervention for the city of Abrantes in Portugal has now opened. As a member of the jury, ArchDaily will have a hand in selecting winners that will travel to Abrantes in mid-July to see their design realized during 180 Creative Camp. The deadline for application is June 8th. Check it out and enter now!

VIDEO: I LIKE Orange

00:00 - 13 May, 2014

VIDEO: I LIKE Transparent

00:00 - 6 May, 2014

VIDEO: I LIKE White

00:00 - 29 April, 2014

VIDEO: I LIKE Red

00:00 - 22 April, 2014

VIDEO: I LIKE Green

00:00 - 15 April, 2014

VIDEO: I LIKE Yellow

00:00 - 8 April, 2014

VIDEO: I LIKE Blue

00:00 - 1 April, 2014
VIDEO: I LIKE Blue

VIDEO: I LIKE Multicolor

00:00 - 26 March, 2014

VIDEO: I LIKE Purple

00:00 - 18 March, 2014

ArchDaily has teamed up with Portugal's Canal 180 to bring you their series I LIKE. Check out episode 3, I LIKE Purple. The video features SO-IL's Flockr Pavilion, raumlabor's SOFT SOLUTION and two other purple-hued spatial interventions.

I LIKE is an original series on architecture and spatial intervention, developed in a collaboration between Canal 180 and LIKEarchitects atelier. Diogo Aguiar and Teresa Otto have created a chromatic experiment and spatial exercise—organized by color—that reveals some of the most amazing architectural interventions in the world.

Next week ArchDaily will premier the fourth installment of I LIKE. Stay tuned!

VIDEO: I LIKE Pink

00:00 - 11 March, 2014

ArchDaily has teamed up with Portugal's Canal 180 to bring you their series I LIKE. Check out episode 2, I LIKE Pink. The video features UNStudio's Holiday Home, Périphériques architectes' Pink Ghost and two other pink-hued installations.

I LIKE is an original series on architecture and spatial intervention, developed in a collaboration between Canal 180 and LIKEarchitects atelier. Diogo Aguiar and Teresa Otto have created a chromatic experiment and spatial exercise—organized by color—that reveals some of the most amazing architectural interventions in the world.

Next week ArchDaily will premier the third installment of I LIKE. Stay tuned!

VIDEO: I LIKE Black

00:00 - 4 March, 2014

ArchDaily has teamed up with Portugal's Canal 180 to bring you their series I LIKE. Check out episode 1, I LIKE Black. The video features RCR Arquitectes' Teatro la Lira, Kumiko Inui's Shin-Yatsushiro Monument, and NL Architects' Wos 8.

I LIKE is an original series on architecture and spatial intervention, developed in a collaboration between Canal 180 and LIKEarchitects atelier. Diogo Aguiar and Teresa Otto have created a chromatic experiment and spatial exercise--organized by color--that reveals some of the most amazing architectural interventions in the world.

Next week ArchDaily will premier the second installment of I LIKE. Stay tuned!