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Alto de Vila 365 House / Terra Arquitectos

© João Morgado© João Morgado© João Morgado© João Morgado+ 23

Porto, Portugal
  • Architects: Terra Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  245
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: MICROCRETE, Water Evolution, Konceitus, Porcelanosa, Roca

House in Alentejo / BICA Arquitectos

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 40

Redondo, Portugal

Brazilian Houses: 21 Homes Under 100m²

Every architect has certainly already had the experience of designing a house throughout his or her career (or at least in university). Yet, developing a residential project with limited space, either due to physical restrictions of the land or a small budget, can be an interesting challenge while attempting to optimize the space, satisfy the architectural brief and provide maximum comfort to the future residents. With this in mind, we have gathered 21 Brazilian houses under 100 square meters along with their floor plans. Check out below:

© Mauro Goulart Fotografia© Leonardo Finotti© Nelson Kon© André Barbosa+ 42

Zaha Hadid Architects Designs Student Residence Development at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

ZHA and L&O have unveiled a new design for the Student Residence Development at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, one of the leading research institutions in Asia and around the world. Created after an urgent demand for new residential facilities and halls within the campus, the project is scheduled for completion in 2023.

Courtesy of Zaha Hadid ArchitectsCourtesy of Zaha Hadid ArchitectsCourtesy of Zaha Hadid ArchitectsCourtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects+ 7

House in Santarém / dp Arquitectos

© Ivo Tavares Studio© Ivo Tavares Studio© Ivo Tavares Studio© Ivo Tavares Studio+ 33

  • Architects: dp Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  287
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

C House / Studio Arthur Casas

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 29

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  425
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: FireOrb, Valcucine, Aricanduva Caixilhos, Arthur Decor, Asia Pedras, +11

PA House / Studio Guilherme Torres

© Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio© Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio© Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio© Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio+ 24

Cigarra House / FGMF Arquitetos

© Pedro Mascaro© Pedro Mascaro© Pedro Mascaro© Pedro Mascaro+ 42

  • Architects: FGMF Arquitetos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  8417 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Bretton, Inovar, MCC, Padrão

Elevated House / Venta Arquitetos

© Federico Cairoli© Federico Cairoli© Federico Cairoli© Federico Cairoli+ 42

Petrópolis, Brazil
  • Architects: Venta Arquitetos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  60
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Sika, Lafarge Holcim, Amanco, Aços mil, +3

Open Frontier: Oregon’s Timber and Glass Homes

Oregon holds some the most varied geography and private developments in the United States. Home to diverse landscapes and architecture, the state is defined by the Cascade mountain range, windswept coastlines, dense forests, and a high desert environment to the east. These varied geographies have shaped the state’s construction techniques and residential design. At the heart of these building efforts are timber and glass homes found throughout the state.

Courtesy of SkylabCourtesy of Jeremy Bittermann© Tim Bies© Jon Jensen+ 14

Brazilian Houses: 14 Homes with Wooden Window Frames

Wood is a material naturally associated with beauty, versatility, and comfort and is used in many different ways in architecture, from flooring to roofing. These qualities also stand out when used in window frames.

House in Serra do Cipó / TETRO Arquitetura. Image: © Jomar BragançaHouse CE / Seferin Arquitetura. Image: © Marcelo DonadussiBrazilian Houses: 14 Homes with Wooden Window FramesHouse in the Blue Wild / Studio Carlito e Renata Pascucci. Image © Monica Antunes+ 15

Children's Scale: A Brief History of Kid's Furniture

Montessori Kindergarten in Xiamen / L&M DesignPhoto: 1931, Kaunas, Lithuania. Two children working on reading/writing words at Maria Varnienė's Children's House. The child on the left is Stasys Ragaišis, who later became a medical doctor.. Image via @montistory101Mi Casita Preschool and Cultural Center / BAAO + 4Mativ Design Studio. Image © Lesley UnruhPeter Keler - Puppenwagen, 19xx. Image via Wikimedia+ 53

Children's furniture is all furniture –fixed or mobile– that is designed according to the ergonomic guidelines and anatomical dimensions of children specifically. Following this definition, we can identify two types of furniture: (1) those that facilitate a relationship between the caregiver and the child, and (2) those that allow the child to use them independently.

The big difference between these two types is that the first has dimensions that mainly adapt to the ergonomics of the adult, while the second is designed to meet the ergonomic needs of the child at each stage of their development. Since the growth of children occurs relatively quickly, it is common for the furniture of this second group to be multifunctional or even extendable.

Designing the Hamptons: Long Island's Luxury Homes

The Hamptons are defined by a storied past. As wealthy New Yorkers were drawn to this part of Long Island’s South Fork for the last century and a half, they increasingly built a series of exclusive and luxurious homes. Today, new residences along the coastline are some of the most expensive properties in the United States. As summer homes and vacation getaways, many of these residences are designed as private retreats surrounded by nature.

© Peter Aaron/EstoCourtesy of Bates Masi Architects© Frank Oudeman© Michael Moran+ 13

Brazilian Landscapes: Discover the Cerrado with 10 Architecture Projects

The Cerrado is a vast tropical savanna ecoregion of Brazil, a biome consisting of low trees, sparse shrubs, and grass, occupying an area of more than 2 million km² – about 23% of the national territory – covering most of the eastern, southern, and central portions of the country, particularly in the states of Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goiás, Minas Gerais, Piauí, the Federal District, Tocantins and part of the states of Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, São Paulo, Paraná, and Rondônia.

We invite you to discover the landscapes of the Cerrado through architecture. Check out the following 10 projects located in various areas of the second largest biome in South America.

© Gabriel Castro© Gustavo Xavier© Leonardo Finotti© Jomar Bragança+ 11

The Versatility of Wooden Staircases in Portuguese Houses

The presence of different ground levels requires solutions to connect them, either because of a need to adapt to the terrain or any other factor that leads to the verticalization of a building. Staircases serve the purpose of connecting the various floors and creating the building's dynamics through many different shapes, designs, and materials. When made of wood, they can also add a variety of colors and textures that contribute to the uniqueness of this element.