Posts tagged as 'Portugal'
Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.02.2014 - Tagged as: Architecture, Portugal
‘House Halffloors’ by Sousa e Lopes
A compact, energy efficient house in the beach resort of Espinho, Portugal, built on an 80 square meter infill lot, has 277 “useful” square meters inside thanks to half-floors. ‘House Halffloors’ has three bedrooms, a dining room, living room, office, three exterior areas (including a rooftop swimming pool) and a two car garage with car lift.
Three Cusps Chalet by Tiago do Vale Architects, photo: João Morgado
Three Cusps Chalet is a compact house renovation in the historical city center of Braga in Portugal in what was once the spartan kitchen, laundry, larders and personnel quarters of a small palace built by wealthy Brazilian emigrants in the second half of the 19th century.
‘House in Mosteiro’ by Arquitectos Matos, photo: Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography
Arquitectos Matos’ ‘House in Mosteiro’, located on the outskirts of Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, an ancient crossroads, is organized on a single floor around a central courtyard, facing South and West, protected from the street on the North side.
Platform of Arts and Creativity by Pitagoras Arquitectos; photo by Joao Morgado
Guimarães-based architectural practice Pitagoras Arquitectos have recently completed this striking Platform of Arts and Creativity for the 2012 Guimarães European Capital of Culture. Described by the architects as a ‘multifunctional space dedicated to artistic, economic, cultural and social activities within the scope of European Capital of Culture 2012′, the geometric, brass-clad building comprises an art centre, creative labs, temporary exhibition area, a multipurpose space for additional activities, performances and shows as well as workshops and workspaces aimed to ‘support emerging creativity.’ Watch the building come to live in the video by Archmov. (more…)
‘Pelt’ chair by Benjamin Hubert for De La Espada
Award-winning British industrial designer Benjamin Hubert has collaborated with the Portuguese manufacturer De La Espada on this visually light, stackable chair called ‘Pelt’. Twelve months in the making, the design features a thin, birch plywood shell which ‘wraps around a solid ash frame, akin the skin over an animal’s skeleton’ and the chair was launched during this year’s edition of the London Design Festival. (more…)
‘Geo Table’ by Gonçalo Campos for Show Me Gallery
Young Portuguese designer Gonçalo Campos has recently realised this series of stone-and-wood side tables for an art and design gallery Show Me. Aiming to ‘respect the materials and their origin’, the designer focused on retaining the natural qualities of stone by keeping the top surface of the design flat and, thus, functional, while the underside has been left ‘free and wild.’ (more…)
Braga’s House by Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes; photo by Nelson Garrido
This angular, white concrete-clad detached house has been developed by an interdisciplinary Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes. Specialising not only in architecture, but also in engineering, stage design, design, urban planning, landscape architecture, media and editing, the Portuguese practice have based the project on ‘an idea of a concrete box with a strong geometric complexity’. Composed of three floors, one of which serves as a parking space, the single family residence is located in the northwestern Portuguese city of Braga and it was completed in 2011. (more…)
R.T.P. / R.D.P. Studios by Frederico Valsassina; photo by FG+SG Fotografia de Arquitectura
Developed as studios for Portugal’s public service broadcasting company RTP, these three individual buildings have been realised by a Lisbon-based architect Frederico Valsassina. Surrounded by an extensive green space, the development comprises two monolithic concrete volumes (studios) and a printed glass-clad building which houses offices of administrative services. (more…)