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Portuguese architecture office in the top list of Wallpaper
Portuguese architecture office in the top list of Wallpaper

The portuguese brothers Ricardo and Nuno Matos are the only ones on the list “The 2014 Wallpaper Architects Directory”, which selects the top 20 emerging worldwide architects. The call from Wallpaper earlier this year was a nice way to start 2014: a prestigious publication Architectural wanted to invite the Office Architects Matos to apply for […]

Old school distinguished by Architizer
 Old school distinguished by Architizer

Opened in July 2013, the Centro de Informação do Românico de Paredes appears “like a house inside the house,” a “landed inside the existing space that responds to the initial geometry massive” volume describes the architects responsible. With draft Cabinet Space Workers also Paredes, this center consists in a kind of container, placed in the […]

Algarve has a house awarded by Architizer
 Algarve has a house awarded by Architizer

The project of House 103, cabinet Overseas / Marlene Uldschmidt Architect, is the winner of Residential Interior premiums Architizer 2014 with the votes of the public. Located in the fishing village of Ferragudo, Algarve, this cottage wins with several layers of glass, which create internal and external divisions, allowing the entry of natural light in […]

Portuguese design conquer the Emirates and gets to Kuwait
Portuguese design conquer the Emirates and gets to Kuwait

The Portuguese “design” is back to conquer the UAE, taking the best of the urban furniture produced in Portugal, now it’s time to go to Kuwait. The Larus already debuted in exports to that country, getting even responsible for decorating the “Al Shaheed Park”, the flagship urban project in the Persian Gulf. The creations of […]

Casa da Música between the world’s most spectacular rooms
 Casa da Música between the world's most spectacular rooms

The Casa da Música is one of the 15 most “spectacular” rooms for concert in the world. Who says is the global company Emporis, which compiles data about buildings of high public and economic value and that included room Porto shows a restricted list released in February. “The modern concert halls not only rely on […]

Portuguese civil engineer receives worldwide distinction
Portuguese civil engineer receives worldwide distinction

The Portuguese engineer Armando Rito received last week in Bombay, India, one of the most important awards career the area of civil engineering, Freyssinet Medal is awarded only every four years. The medal is awarded by the FIB (Fédération Internationale du Béton), a prestigious association of the engineering world, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. The engineer […]

The Portuguese sidewalk also wears tricot
The Portuguese sidewalk also wears tricot

Patrícia Simões and Tiago Custódio walking for weeks to make a “cute sidewalk” in Lisbon and Almancil. The objective is to fill gaps in the sidewalk with color and even some patterns. Patrícia Simões and Tiago Custódio are responsible for the chromatic differences that some streets of Lisbon – and also Almancil, where the second […]

There are eleven Portuguese projects among the finalists of ArchDaily
There are eleven Portuguese projects among the finalists of ArchDaily

Is already beginning to be a habit, whenever the list of finalists of ArchDaily is made public at the beginning of each year. From the 70 projects nominated for best buildings of 2013, eleven are Portuguese, chosen from more than 3500 works from around the world. The Portuguese projects are presented in eight of the […]

Two Portuguese museums in the top 10 of El País
Two Portuguese museums in the top 10 of El País

The Museum of the Geographical of Society and the Navy Museum in Lisbon, part of a selection of El País which brings together 10 museums, according to the Spanish newspaper, better document the major discoveries made throughout history. About the Geographical Society, the Spanish newspaper speaks of the “magnificent building” located in Lisbon’s downtown, which […]

Be inspired by the story behind the Design Hotel “Casa do Conto”
Be inspired by the story behind the Design Hotel "Casa do Conto"

Casa do Conto (House of Tales) was born three years ago, giving rise to a unique project within the Oporto’s growing hotel industry. Unfortunately a fatal fire in March 2009 interrupted this process but not the collective will to complete the project. And many were those who generously honoured and supported it. The House rises […]

Portugal with two of the most impressive libraries in the World
Portugal with two of the most impressive libraries in the World

A book written by the academic James Campbell, of the University of Cambridge, presents the most impressive libraries more in the world. Portugal is doubly represented in the list, with the Biblioteca Joanina of University of Coimbra and the National Palace of Mafra. With 320 pages, “The Library” is the first volume ever written with […]

The Village Underground Lisbon open in 2014
The Village Underground Lisbon open in 2014

Containers and disabled buses are already being transformed into offices for creative agents in Alcântara. The opening of the Village Undergroung Lisbon is scheduled to 2014. There are 14 sea containers and two disabled buses that will have a second life in Santo Amaro station, Alcântara, in the form of offices to creative agents. This […]

The Eco Cork Hotel, the Ecorkhotel
The Eco Cork Hotel, the Ecorkhotel

The Ecorkhotel Evora Suites & Spa is highlighted in the travel section of The Guardian. For the people who are looking for a vacation that combine nature and sport, the British newspaper recommends this hotel unit where cork is the predominant element. With 56 modern suites “scattered like white sugar cubes along the Alentejo plain”, […]

Ílhavo Maritime Museum Extension by ARX Portugal
Ílhavo Maritime Museum Extension by ARX Portugal

Ten years after completing the Ílhavo Maritime Museum in Portugal, Lisbon studio ARX Portugal has extended the building by adding an aquarium dedicated to codfish. The aquarium is contained within an angular metal-clad structure, positioned over a white concrete base. Bridging a public plaza, the building sets up a winding route between the existing museum […]

Royal Academy of London with Siza Vieira and Souto de Moura
Royal Academy of London with Siza Vieira and Souto de Moura

Siza and Souto de Moura are two names that will create projects to a architecture exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, opening in January 25 of 2014. Seven architects of different nationalities will create “temporary structures” for an architecture exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The Portuguese Álvaro Siza […]

Portuguese Architecture Firm won Lápiz de Acero 2013 Prize
Portuguese Architecture Firm won Lápiz de Acero 2013 Prize

Feedback-studio is a Multidisciplinary platform, focused on producing contemporary architecture and design. The portuguese architectural firm based in Viana do Castelo, won the Prize for Ephemeral Architecture of XVI Lápiz de Acero 2013. The project Espacios Pop-up, built in 2012, is presented as “a new form of intervention on residual spaces not monetized, with a modular architecture custom, made from […]

eCork Hotel, the ultimate ecoResort and Spa in Portugal
eCork Hotel, the ultimate ecoResort and Spa in Portugal

Contemporary design and natural elements co-exist in a beautiful new four-star eco-resort near Évora in the Alentejo. eCork Hotel Suites and Spa sits on the rolling countryside among Holm oak and Centennial olive trees. Only an hour away from Lisbon, this quiet retreat is great for weekend get-aways or extended vacations. Built by the architect […]

Architecture superstar at Belgrade Design Week 2013
Architecture superstar at Belgrade Design Week 2013

The 8th Belgrade Design Week will be held from 3rd to 9th June 2013. As part of the Design Week from the 6th to the 8th of June, famous three-day educational conference at Museum of Yugoslav History, this year under the name INNOVATION², will once again present the leading global creative thinkers of the 21st century. The […]

LIKEArchitects on Optimus Primavera Sound 2013
LIKEArchitects on Optimus Primavera Sound 2013

The LIKE Architects, on this edition of Optimus Primavera Sound, were responsible for an instalation that uniting form and light, received whoever set foot on the festival’s lawn. The architect Diogo Aguiar, Teresa Otto and John Jesus developed at the invitation of Optimus and artistic director of Primavera Sound, Feliciano, “a piece that, through the […]

The Great Bo Zen Bar, Portuguese nightlife
The Great Bo Zen Bar, Portuguese nightlife

The semblance with The Great Gatsby movie set it’s pure coincidence, but here you can almost feel the cast moving around the room in a captivating world of the super-rich, illusions, loves and deceits, brought by the architecture and époque decoration of the Bo Zen bar in Braga, Portugal it’s the next hot spot in nightlife. The […]

The house of the Portuguese Surf champion
The house of the Portuguese Surf champion

The U House located in Ericeira, a World Surfing Reserve, was designed for José Gregório three times national Surf champion and a well known big wave rider, his wife and two daughters. This 300 Square meter house was design by the portuguese architect Jorge Graça Costa, it occupies a big lot surrounded by a dense […]

The History within the Laboratory of Landscape
The History within the Laboratory of Landscape

First came the bridge at the time of the Romans. After that, the factory, somewhere in the industrial heyday. Cohabited there, at Veiga de Creixomil in Guimarães, until the time condemned them to abandon. And now, they are reborn at the hands of the duo of architects Fátima Fernandes and Michele Cannatà. The Laboratory of […]

Alcatel – Lucent Headqaurters in Portugal
Alcatel - Lucent Headqaurters in Portugal

Located in Cascais, Portugal this is a project by Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos, the award winner architect of 1st place in the Contest Olympic Committee Headquarters, this year. The building appears as an isolated block, morphologically linked to the ones around it, with a distinctively contemporary architectural language. Using a volumetric speech similar to the adjoining volumes, […]

Alcácer do Sal Residences nominee to Mies van der Rohe Prize
Alcácer do Sal Residences nominee to Mies van der Rohe Prize

This architectural project design by Aires Mateus and built in 2010, is based on a attentive reading of the life of a very specific kind of community, a sort of a micro-society with its own rules. It has been nominated to Contemporary Architecture from European Union by Mies van der Rohe Prize, with five other finalist projects. The […]

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