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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…)

Thu 16.2.

R.T.P. / R.D.P. Studios by Frederico Valsassina (PT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 16.02.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

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…)

Mon 23.1.

‘XI’ bookshelf by Gonçalo Campos (PT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 23.01.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'XI' bookshelf by Gonçalo Campos

Reminiscent of an oversized puzzle, this simple wooden bookshelf has been recently realised by the young Portuguese designer Gonçalo Campos. Featuring a number of discreetly-carved assembly directions, the ‘XI’ bookshelf can be easily put together without the need of screws, glue or any additional parts or joints. Instead, the parts of the design lock together thanks to the very carefully placed fittings. (more…)

Thu 12.1.

House in Barcelos by Rui Grazina (PT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 12.01.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

House in Barcelos by Rui Grazina; photo by Nelson Garrido

The Mozambique-born, Porto-based architect and designer Rui Grazina has recently realised this extremely photogenic, minimalist detached house in the north-western Portuguese city of Barcelos. Partially located in a green protection area, this this single family development totals 330-square-meters and has two storeys on the eastern side, and just one on the western side due to the steep topography of the site. Additionally, house’s exterior blends seamlessly with the interior thanks to the entrance which is framed by two elongated concrete walls. (more…)

'Santa Ana's Chapel' by e|348 arquitectura, photo by Fernando Guerra

The Portoguese practice e|348 arquitectura realised this chapel, including the interiors, furniture and landscape design, for the community of Santa Maria da Feira, a small town in the North of their home country. ‘Santa Ana’s Chapel’ forms the center of the Santa Ana’s festivities, occurring in July 26th every year.


Houses over the Ria de Aveiro by RVDM arquitectos, photo by Fernando Guerra

This composition of two independent twin houses with superb views over the Ria de Aveiro in Portugal was realised by the local practice RVDM arquitectos. In order to provide a maximum of direct sunlight to both houses the facade of the superior volume, which would become shadowy by its orientation towards north, was planned as a multi-faceted light-catching front.


'cork house' by Arquitectos Anonimos / Atelier AA, photo by Ivo Canelas

This large single family home in Esposende in the the north of Portugal was realised by the Porto based Arquitectos Anonimos / Atelier AA. Its slightly industrial looking facade is characterised by massive cork bricks which are stoutly wrapped around the carcass and perforated metallic folding shutters.


'House in Macinhata da Seixa' by Nuno Brandão Costa Arquitecto, photo by Arménio Teixeira

This single family home on a little hill near Oliveira city, Portugal was realised by the Porto based practice Nuno Brandão Costa Arquitecto. The building is composed of two stacked cubic volumes which form the first and second storey and a basement hidden under the slope to open itself over Oliveira city.