Fugas Lusas Shop by extrastudio

extrastudio was commissioned to create a concept for a Portuguese delicatessen shop that would also work as a cafe. The shop has a large shop window/entrance, near to a square where they have the terrace, that can be opened completely in the summer. Inside, shelves carved on the thick exterior walls, display a wide range of products. The bar, clad with typical Portuguese ceramic tiles, divide the working areas from the public space. The ceiling is decorated with laser cut plywood panels that Read more […]
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House at Sobral da Lagoa by Bak Gordon Arquitectos

Bak Gordon Arquitectos designed the house in a silent way using soft colors that talk about privacy and tranquility. The house, a white volume filling the void left between two houses, is located in a rural vernacular village near the west coast in Portugal. One facade facing the access and another facing the fields. In both cases, it’s the character of the colored window openings that animates their composition. The roof extends the house perimeter to the depth of the adjacent houses and Read more […]
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Quinta da Serra by Adam Richards Architects

Located in the mountains of southern Portugal, this project is the restoration and conversion of a traditional stone Quinta by Adam Richards Architects. It involves the radical re-ordering of the building’s internal spaces to meet the client’s needs. The house has been comprehensively rebuild and extended, with exterior stonework sensitively restored, and married to a dramatic contemporary design that opens it up to the light an the landscape. Two narrow strips forming a cross in plan, Read more […]
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House in Pousos by Bak Gordon Arquitectos

Bak Gordon Arquitectos designed this two level house located in Pousos, Portugal. The house, constructed on an inclined terrain facing the city, welcomes the visitors with only four volumes welded together with a full straight lower level. This operation allows to diminish the impact of the 700 square meter constructed area, and contributes to the organization of the house program. The four volumes also define several outside spaces. Photos by Joao Morgado Via Read more […]
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Dune House by Pereira Miguel Arquitectos

Pereira Miguel Arquitectos designed this beautifully integrated house located in Comporta, Portugal. At first sight the house feels like a shelter that sits in its surroundings as if it had always been there, but looking completely fresh, cool, new and spectacular. The undulating shape echoes the gently sloping sand dunes, and its hard and angular surface planes contrast beautifully with the rounded shapes of the surrounding trees. Although it seems that the house was built into the existing Read more […]
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Tolo House by Alvaro Leite Siza

The Tolo house, designed by Alvaro Leite Siza, is build on a sharply inclined hill in Penafiel, Portugal. The house fragmentation, necessary due to the steep topography, transforms the whole into a composition of small linked and interconnected volumes, creating an unevenness that allows for a more secure and rational use of the lot. The form resulting from a rigorous, modular geometric abstraction establishes the necessary rotation of certain modules to adapt to the natural morphology Read more […]
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Gosho Restaurant by aNC Arquitectos

The Gosho Restaurant, designed by aNC Arquitectos, is located in a 5 star hotel in Porto, Portugal. The project contains several specific areas for the several types of japanese food that the restaurant serves, with a total capacity of 101 seats. The atmosphere of the restaurant cherishes being in public, through different themes. Besides evoking traditional japanese architecture, throughs a crude and strong presence of the materials, the design creates theatricality with two entrance tunnels Read more […]
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Ilhavo City Library & Chapel by ARX

The Ilhavo City Library, designed by ARX, preserve and integrate the proportion and elegance of the old masonry. From the building, located on the periphery of the town, only the main facade, oriented southeast, and the chapel, both in ruins, were left. The limits of the manor and the line of the old facade were chosen as an anchorage point, where administrative areas and programs compatible with the facade’s rhythm were placed, restoring the character of the original building. There is Read more […]
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House in Romeirão by ARX

The house, designed by ARX, has a strong rural character, with small plantations, orchards and pathways limited by roughly stone walls. Located in Romeirão, Portugal, the house is facing south over the valley, furrowed by a small river and a mountain in the background. A long volume bent over itself and over the water tank and the tree, creates an exterior space with intimacy and peace. The edges of this tubular form bifurcate in different ways with the exterior. Via Read more […]
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