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Tree House / Madeiguincho

© João Carranca © João Carranca © João Carranca © João Carranca + 26

Évora, Portugal
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Madeiguincho
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2019

Architectural Adventures: Across Portugal and Southern Spain

Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural heritage of Portugal and Southern Spain on a once-in-a-lifetime 15-day journey with Architectural Adventures.

Reflections On Álvaro Siza's Seminal Quinta da Malagueira Housing Scheme

In an essay and accompanying mini-documentary film by Ellis Woodman for The Architectural Review, Siza's iconic Quinta da Malagueira housing estate (1973-1977) in Évora, Portugal, is comprehensively explored and examined with a refreshingly engaging critical weight. Rather than develop multi-story housing in the sensitive landscape around the city, Siza proposed "a plan that distributed the programme between two fields composed of low-rise terraced courtyard houses." As a result, the arrangement of these structures adjust to the "undulating topography ensuring that the narrow, cobbled streets along which the houses are distributed always follow the slope."

As is made clear in the film (above), one of the remarkable aspects about the Quinta da Malagueira estate is that it is "governed by a third layer of infrastructure" which takes the form of "an elevated network of conduits that distributes water and electricity [...] much in the manner of a miniature aqueduct." For Siza, this was a logical move as it provided the cheapest means of distributing utilities around the complex. Woodman ultimately concludes that "Siza’s work at Malagueira invites a reading less as a fixed artefact and rather as one episode in the site’s ongoing transformation."

Read extracts of what Pier Vittorio Aureli, Tony Fretton, and John Tuomey (among others) have said about Siza's œuvre and approach after the break.

Ecork Hotel / José Carlos Cruz

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG + 19

Art and Architecture Faculty / Inês Lobo Arquitectos + Ventura Trindade Arquitectos

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti + 72

University  · 
Evora, Portugal

Vila Vicosa School / Cândido Chuva Gomes

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos + 31

Schools  · 
Evora, Portugal
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project  Cândido Chuva Gomes
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    0

Logowines Winery / PMC Arquitectos

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado + 17

Winery  · 
Évora, Portugal
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project PMC Arquitectos - Leonor Duarte Ferreira/ Miguel Passos de Almeida
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2009