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20 June 2021
Box House, Romarigães Paredes de Coura

15 June 2021
Box House, Romarigães Paredes de Coura

31 May 2021
Quinta da Marinha House, Lisbon

25 May 2021
Dom Luis Offices, Lisbon
Design: Contacto Atlântico
Dom Luis Offices Lisbon Portugal
photography : Contacto Atlântico
Dom Luis Offices, Lisbon
The project of Dom Luis Offices, is located in the new trend area of Lisbon, few meters away from the Tagus and surrounded by all the commodities a city can offer: from lovely cafés and shops to a great public transport connection to any other part of the city or beaches around.

24 May 2021
Green House, Santo Tirso Porto

4 May 2021
Cascais School Building, Lisbon Region

11 Apr 2021
Senhora da Hora, Porto
Architects: Raulino Silva
Senhora da Hora House Porto
photography : João Morgado
Senhora da Hora House, Porto

9 Apr 2021
Calçada House, Vila de Paraíso, north of Portugal
Architects: Ren Ito Arq
Portuguese Architecture News - Calçada House Porto
photography : Ivo Tavares Studio
Calçada House, Porto

3 Apr 2021
Aneto Restaurant, Peso da Régua
Design: João Abreu
Aneto Table Restaurante Peso da Régua
photography : Ivo Tavares Studio
Aneto & Table Restaurante, Peso da Régua
Located in REFER’s former railway warehouse, in the city of Peso da Régua, which once opened its doors to the Alto Douro Wine Region, the Aneto Restaurant takes Wine as a connecting element for the proposed intervention.

22 Mar 2021
Santarém House, Santarém, central Portugal
Design: dp Arquitectos
Santarem House Central Portugal
photography : Ivo Tavares Studio
Santarém House, Central Portugal

19 Feb 2021
Casa dos Sobreiros, Celorico de Basto, Braga
Architects: Hugo Pereira Arquitectos
Casa dos Sobreiros Braga - Portuguese Architecture News
photograph : Ivo Tavares Studio
Casa dos Sobreiros, Braga Property

5 Feb 2021
Cork Trees House, Braga
Architects: TRAMA arquitetos
Cork Trees House Braga
photography : João Morgado
Cork Trees House, Braga

Casa dos Sobreiros design by Trama Arquitetos from BUILDING PICTURES on Vimeo

14 Feb 2021
Aldoar House, Foz do Douro, Porto
Architects: Raulino Silva
Aldoar House Aldoar - Portuguese Architecture News
photography : João Morgado
Aldoar House, Foz do Douro

1 Feb 2021
Steelform Factory, São Roque, Oliveira de Azeméis
Design: Atelier d’Arquitectura Lopes da Costa
Portuguese Architecture News - Steelform Oliveira de Azemeis
photograph © Ivo Tavares Studio
Steelform Factory, Oliveira de Azeméis
The Steelform project consists of expanding the existing factory unit to the west and south, with the construction of a new pavilion and an administrative building.

10 Feb 2021
Bradco Industrial Unit, Felgueiras, Castelo de Paiva
Architects: Em Paralelo
Bradco Industrial Unit Castelo de Paiva
photograph © Ivo Tavares Studio
Bradco Industrial Unit, Castelo de Paiva
The company finds its genesis in the leather goods area, however over the years it has also expanded its activity to bracelets and in the leather goods area: belts, bags, briefcases, purses, wallets, shoes, etc. It is currently a notorious company for also working with renowned brands.

5 Jan 2021
Casa Rio, Gondomar
Design: Paulo Merlini Architects
Casa Rio Gondomar
photo : Ivo Tavares Studio
Casa Rio, Gondomar

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23 Dec 2020
Beiriz House, Póvoa de Varzim
Design: Raulino Silva Architect
Beiriz House Povoa de Varzim
photo : João Morgado
Beiriz House, Póvoa de Varzim

post updated 6 Dec 2020 ; 6 Apr 2020
Canine & Feline Hotel, Parada, Vila do Conde
Architect: Raulino Silva Arquitecto
Canine Feline Hotel Vila do Conde Portugal
photo : João Morgado
Canine & Feline Hotel in Vila do Conde
The main program consists of temporary dog and cat accommodation, a hotel where the animals stay for a few days, during holidays or professional travel of their owners. The remaining program is a complement to the space’s activity, with a veterinary office, a grooming room, outdoor training areas and a swimming pool for pets.

5 Nov 2020
1032 Foz Housing, Rua de Gondarém, Porto
Architects: dEMM arquitectura
1032 Foz Housing, Porto Apartments
photography : FG+SG | architectural photography
1032 Foz Housing Porto
The accesses are made from the West by Rua de Gondarém where the social areas are located that are directed to the ocean, the rooms and the street are oriented to East.

9 Nov 2020
Costa Nova Sailing Club, Ílhavo, Aveiro
Architects: Ferreira Arquitectos
Costa Nova Sailing Club Ilhavo
photography : Ivo Tavares Studio
Costa Nova Sailing Club, Ílhavo
The Costa Nova Sailing Club, one of the oldest nautical clubs in the estuary area of the Ria de Aveiro, was divided into 3 main spaces: the restaurant, the members’ bar and the terrace. For each of these spaces, there was a specific audience, with different preferences and traditions, which provoked the great challenge of this project.

23 Oct 2020
Golgota House, Oporto

21 Oct 2020
Site Mirador architecture ideas competition

2 Oct 2020
Rio Mau 2 House, Vila do Conde

15 Sep 2020
Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa 2020

4 Jun 2020
Suspended Matter Box, Felgueiras, Porto
Design: MMVarquitectos, Architecture Studio
Suspended Matter Box, Felgueiras, Oporto
photograph © Ricardo Oliveira Alves | www.ricardooliveiraalves.com
Suspended Matter Box Oporto
Can an architectural contemporary volume be a good neighbor to rural surrounding? This request had everything to be straightforward. MMVarquitectos were to do a remodeling and amplification project of a restaurant.

15 May 2020
Carnaxide Offices
Design: Contacto Atlântico
Carnaxide Offices Lisbon
image : Contacto Atlântico
Carnaxide Offices in Lisbon
This new Portuguese building, is located in the surroundings of Lisbon, and houses three functions: a Lusitana beer factory, a small commercial area and some offices.

30 Apr 2020
1000m2 Prefabricated, Vale de Cambra, Vila Chã, northern Portugal – just south of Porto
Architects: SUMMARY
1000m2 Prefabricated Building Portugal
photo : Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
1000m2 Prefabricated in Vale de Cambra
SUMMARY studio unveils this project using their prefab and modular building systems.

17 Apr 2020
Cuf Descobertas Hospital in Lisbon

post updated 6 Dec 2020 ; 6 Apr 2020
This building is a 2A Continental Architectural Awards 2020 winner for the Europe category.
Canine & Feline Hotel, Parada, Vila do Conde
Architect: Raulino Silva Arquitecto
Canine Feline Hotel Vila do Conde Portugal
photo : João Morgado
Canine & Feline Hotel in Vila do Conde
The main program consists of temporary dog and cat accommodation, a hotel where the animals stay for a few days, during holidays or professional travel of their owners. The remaining program is a complement to the space’s activity, with a veterinary office, a grooming room, outdoor training areas and a swimming pool for pets.

28 Mar 2020
Spectris Innovation Centre in Moreira

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Portuguese Architecture News 2019

11 Dec 2019
Vouga Industrial Building, Agueda, Aveiro District
Architect: atelier Nu.ma
Vouga Industrial Building Agueda - Portuguese Architecture News
photograph : Ivo Tavares Studio
Vouga Industrial Building in Agueda
The site where this new Portuguese building project is inserted, has a irregular shape, perpendicular to EN333 in Agueda.

26 Nov 2019
Novo Banco, Lisbon
Design: Contacto Atlântico
Novo Banco Lisbon - Portuguese Building News
image : Contacto Atlântico
Novo Banco in Lisbon, Bank Building
There is no bank without clients. In regard of their importance, the space occupied by the clients is proposed to be the dorsal spine of the institution, from where all the services are developed.

3 Nov 2019
Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro Secondary School

27 July 2019
FACOL Offices in Guimaraes Building

22 July 2019
Campo Lindo House in Porto

21 July 2019
Edifício Lisbon Wood

18 July 2019
Alcantara Gardens, Lisbon
EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture
Alcantara Gardens Lisbon Buildings
photo courtesy of architects
Alcantara Gardens Lisbon
A 23,000 sqm complex comprised of residential apartments and office spaces, with 93 residential units in total, ranging from large apartments for families to small units for short term stays.

7 May 2019
CUF Descobertas Hospital, Lisbon
Architects: IDOM
CUF Descobertas Hospital in Lisbon - Portuguese Architecture News
photograph : FG+SG
CUF Descobertas Hospital in Lisbon
The construction of this new building was the consequence of the need to extend the hospital, and it works exclusively as an out-patient’s clinic.

5 May 2019
Infinity Chapel, Pessegueiro Island
Architects: BAAG atelier
Infinity Chapel in Portugal - Portuguese Architecture News
image from architecture office
Infinity Chapel on Pessegueiro Island, Portugal
The architects state that this new Portuguese building design represents the research to design a space that is at the same time introspective, silent and contemplative of nature.

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2 Nov 2018
Arquipélago – Contemporary Art Center

ARQUIPÉLAGO opened the 2nd Exposition Cycle of “Sonic Geometry”, a project in partnership with RTP – Radio and Television of Portugal, and curated by Nuno Faria and Nicolau Tudela, last Saturday, October 27th.

Arquipélago – Contemporary Art Center
photo © José Campos

This cycle presents artistic projects of the duos Miguel Leal / Pedro Tudela and Mike Cooter / Tomás Cunha Ferreira, developed in Artistic Residency, and a new selection of images from the Audiovisual Archive of RTP, that refer to the Azorean universe.

This exhibition is part of a one year project, “Sonic Geometry”, that started on May, and where the artists develop projects, during their stay of 15 days at ARQUIPÉLAGO, that go through the investigation, creation and production of new works from the territory – Archipelago of the Azores – using the vast Audiovisual Archive of RTP. If you wish to have more information about ”Sonic Geometry” please let me know, because we can send an explanatory text of the whole project.

In addition, Fátima Marques Pereira, the Director of ARQUIPÉLAGO – Contemporary Art Center, decided to send information regarding LANDMARK, an architectural project developed in Artistic Residency (“Heritage as a source of inspiration”) by the portuguese architect Joaquim Oliveira. The project was promoted by the Regional Directorate of Culture, within the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

According to Joaquim Oliveira, “Landmark” intends to be “a reference point in a place, in a square, and that has information on the use of geothermal resources of low enthalpy, and others considered of reutilization of energies in order to be integrated into immaterial actions of divulgation of these concepts in architectural and engineering projects”

27 Oct 2018
Arquipélago News – opens 2nd Cycle of “Sonic Geometry”

ARQUIPÉLAGO – Contemporary Art Center opens on October 27, at 6:30 p.m., the 2nd Exposition Cycle of “Sonic Geometry”, a project in partnership with RTP – Radio and Television of Portugal, and curated by Nuno Faria and Nicolau Tudela.

This cycle presents the artistic projects of the pairs Miguel Leal/ Pedro Tudela and Mike Cooter/ Tomás Cunha Ferreira, developed in Artistic Residency, and a new selection of videos from the Audiovisual Archive of RTP that refer to the Azorean universe.

“Sonic Geometry” started in May and since then the invited artists developed their Artistic Residencies in Arquipélago – Contemporary Art Center: Francisco Janes, Laetitia Morais, Sara Bichão and Manon Harrois – artists represented in the 1st Exhibition Cycle -, Mike Kooter, Miguel Leal, Pedro Tudela and Tomás Cunha Ferreira – who will exhibit in this 2nd Cycle -, Francisco Queimadela and Mariana Caló, Pedro Tropa and Ricardo Jacinto, that will be part of the 3rd Exhibition cycle, with Jonathan Saldanha, who will come in Residency in December.

During their 15-day Residencies, the artists of “Sonic Geometry” develop projects that go through research, experimentation and creation, which will lead to the production of new works from the place – the islands of the Azores Archipelago – using to the vast audiovisual archive of RTP.


6 Jul 2018
Sommer Pavilion 2018, Jardim da Parada, beside Casa Sommer, Cascais, Portugal
Architectural competition of ideas by the Cascais City Hall and assessed by the South Regional Section of the Architects Association (OASRS) and its goal is to select one idea for an ephemeral architectural intervention at Jardim da Parada, beside Casa Sommer, in the centre of Cascais.
Cascais Architecture Competition

3 Jul 2018
POC Observation and Control Building, Ermida, Sever do Vouga, central Portugal
Architect: Pedro Geraldes
POC Observation and Control Building in Ermida - Portuguese Architecture News
photograph : Alexandre Delmar
New Building in Ermida
The scope of this project consisted in the conception of an industrial facility for EDP, a global energy company, to act as a base for the observation and control of a dam in case of emergency.

28 Jun 2018
Church of S. Tiago de Antas, Vila Nova de Famalicão
Architects: Hugo Correia
Church of S Tiago de Antas in Vila Nova de Famalicao - Portugal Architecture News
photo : Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography
Church of S. Tiago de Antas in Vila Nova de Famalicão
This building is located in a privileged place with views over the natural landscape and the center of the local town.

10 May 2018
Rua Amial Development in Paranhos, Porto
Rua Amial Development in Paranhos, Porto
image courtesy of architects
Rua Amial Development in Paranhos, Porto
A significant mixed-use urban regeneration scheme designed by Bogle Architects and Grant Associates for Portugal’s coastal city of Porto has been awarded a Commendation at the 2018 MIPIM/The Architectural Review: Future Projects Awards.

24 Apr 2018
Foz Apartment Renovation, Foz do Douro, Porto
Architects: dEMM arquitectura
Apartment Renovation in Foz do Douro Porto
photo © José Campos Photography
Foz Apartment
The project aimed to enhance the unobstructed view of the Atlantic Ocean, increasing the permeability between the interior and exterior, through wide windows with full opening.

Sergison Bates at Critical Distance Conference, Centro Cultural de Belém, Portugal
Sergison Bates at CCB for the Critical Distance Conference, May 15th at Centro Cultural de Belém, Portugal:
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29 Mar 2018
Project Tawny, Rua do Amial, Paranhos, Porto
Architect: Bogle Architects
Project Tawny Porto Buildings - Portuguese Architecture News
picture courtesy of architects
Project Tawny Porto Buildings

25 Mar 2018
Sao Francisco House, Guarda, Beira Interior Norte, Centro
Design: FPA – Filipe Pina Architecture
Sao Francisco House in Guarda - Portuguese Property News
photo : Joao Morgado – Architectural Photography
New House in Guarda
Located in the city centre of Guarda, this is an urban typical house of the first half of the 20th century, presenting 3 sides and a garden. The surrounding buildings are characterised by several types of construction, a consequence of the successive city urbanistic growth stages.

21 Mar 2018
Serralves House, Porto
Architect: João Vieira Campos
Serralves House in Porto - Portuguese Architecture News
photo © Nelson Garrido
Serralves House in Porto
This residential project presented a single-family home divided in two separate volumes – main house and external supporting facilities – arranged in order to confer a rational balance to the diversity of uses to the surrounding outside spaces.

8 Mar 2018
Sabrab Office Interior in Lisbon

26 Feb 2018
Garden Pavilion in Museu de Serralves, Jardins da Fundação de Serralves, Porto
Architects: Diogo Aguiar Studio
Garden Pavilion in Museu de Serralves in Porto
photo © Fernando Guerra
Garden Pavilion in Museu de Serralves in Porto

26 Feb 2018
Botts Wine Shop, Viana do Castelo, north Portugal
Design: inception architects
Botts Wine Shop in Viana do Castelo - Portuguese Architecture News
photo : its. ivo tavares studio – architectural photographer
Wine Shop in Viana do Castelo
A store located in the historic centre of the city, facing the riverside area and cafe Cirassol. The creative concept as well as the cromatic concept of this commercial space was inspired by the now modernized traditional grocery store and the traditional wine and champagne cellars of France.

9 Feb 2018 ; 11 Oct 2016
Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Belém
Design: AL_A
photo courtesy of architects
Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon
The first phase of a contemporary art kunsthalle designed by AL_A, the architecture practice headed by RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architect Amanda Levete, launched on with a site-specific installation by French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foester.
Mies van der Rohe 2017 Award Shortlisted + Surface Design Awards Winner 2018

25 Jan 2018
Ring House, Santarém, central Portugal
Design: Vasco Cabral + Sofia Saraiva
Ring House in Santarem - Portuguese Architecture News
photo : José Campos
Ring House in Santarém
This property forms a weekend retreat for a family of four. It was intended to create a dwelling with characteristics and urban interior finishes, that manage to integrate in the rural and more traditional context of Santarém. Designed to be a single storey dwelling and situated on top of a gentle slope, it allows a quiet and serene usufruct that derives from the privileged relation between the interior and the exterior.

24 Jan 2018
House ED&JO, Famalicão, Ourém
Architects: NOARQ
House EDJO
photo : Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography
House ED&JO in Famalicão
This residential property on a triangular urban plot of land coverin an area of 941 sqm. The topography includes a 7.60 m slope down from west to east, so the elevations in the corner converge with those on the surrounding roads. The low quality building on the site was demolished apart from the garage, below the elevation of the patio with level access from the road at the lower level.

22 Jan 2018
Alvarinho Houses, Melgaço
Design: Architects: Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos
Alvarinho Houses - Portugal Property News
photograph : Juan Rodriguez
Alvarinho Houses in Melgaço
The starting point was a property with land cultivation, vines and pine forest, where there was a house in ruins. The purpose simply passes for giving a new life to a space whose essence ensures its success immediately.

16 Jan 2018
Chapel of Nossa Senhora De Fatima, National Scouts Activities Camp, Idanha-a-Nova, central region of Portugal
Architects: Plano Humano Arquitectos
Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Fatima
photo : Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography
Chapel of Nossa Senhora De Fatima in Idanha-a-Nova
The construction of this building resulted from a desire to have a chapel at the National Scout´s Activities Camp (CNAE) for the XXIII National Jamboree of Portuguese Catholic Scouts, which involved about 22,000 participants.

13 Jan 2018
L´and Vineyards, Wine Resort, Alentejo, southern Portugal
Interiors: studio mk27 – marcio kogan + diana radomysler + suzana glogowski ; Architecture: Promontorio
L´and Vineyards Portugal
photo : Fernando Guerra
L´and Vineyards – Montemor Building
This architectural project was developed around a central valley of vineyards, olive trees and a lake.

The Caveman Shop in Ponte de Lima

Trinity College in Coimbra

Bernardas Convent Reconversion, Portugal

Between Two White Walls in Vilamour

Pastoral Center of Moscavide

São Lourenço do Barrocal Hotel in Monsaraz

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