Casa dos anos 40, Ílhavo, Portugal building

Casa Anos 40 em ílhavo

This house, built in 1945, belongs to the historic center of Ílhavo. It is isolates, has two fronts and is built with raw earth bricks, a vernacular material typical from this region of the country. It is a beautiful example of the architectural style Português Suave, where the rigorous use of the defining elements of this movement are notorious.

Capela de São João Batista, Vila Nova de Paiva, Portugal

Capela de São João Batista Vila Nova de Paiva

Designed by José Morgado the Capela de São João Batista project, Portugal, was born out of the desire and generosity of the people of the small village to build a temple dedicated to St John the Baptist. Its monolithic form of exposed concrete, torn by stereotomy and subtracted from the stylised form of the “house” shape, is intended to be the home of St John the Baptist