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The rehabilitation of this villa calls for various dimensions of dreams, both in the enjoyment of the interior and in the contemplation of the panoramic horizon. The contemporary language and materials, especially the volumes of white lacquered plates and large glass spans, clearly marked the enlargement, differentiated from the original house.
Project name
JAC House
Architecture firm
VISIOARQ Arquitectos
Location
Coimbra, Portugal
Photography
Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Developing a house in this location becomes a challenge due to the natural profile that the land develops. As such, the project idea is not to land a volume that becomes a dwelling, but to design a volume that conveys the idea that it was carved in the “site” (thus creating the feeling of union with the place) at the same time as it provokes the se...
Project name
Casa JC
Architecture firm
Mário Alves Arquiteto
Location
Quinta da Portela, Coimbra, Portugal
Photography
Ivo Tavares Studio
In the historic centre of the village of Ansião, on a slightly sloped land, Casa Âmago emerges. The plot had two small houses in ruins, with no architectural interest, and as such, renovating them was not an option. However, it wouldn’t be in harmony with the surroundings to plan a contemporary house with no connection to the neighbouring buildings...
Project name
Casa Âmago
Architecture firm
Bruno Dias Arquitectura
Location
Rua Almirante Gago Coutinho, Ansião, Leiria District, Portugal
Photography
Hugo Santos Silva
Apartment TB is an eight-bedroom apartment designed and renovated in order to accomodate a big family in the centre of Lisbon. The apartment is located on the second floor of a building that was constructed in the second half of the 19th century on an area along the Lisbon waterfront in the wake of the 1755 earthquake.
Project name
Apartment TB
Architecture firm
Nuno Nascimento Arquitectos
Location
Lisboa, Portugal
Photography
Francisco Nogueira
The project was developed from the moment we accepted the invitation made by the Câmara Municipal of Vagos, to remodel a deactivated primary school, reproduced throughout our country on a large scale in the 20th century, between 1941 and 1969, at the time of the ‘Estado Novo’. We converted it into a training center for the development and promotion...
Project name
Nautical Sports Development Promotion Center
Architecture firm
Rómulo Neto Arquitetos
Location
Praia da Vagueira, Vagos, Portugal
Photography
Ivo Tavares Studio
This apartment occupies the top floor of a 60’s building in Campo Grande, Lisbon. The compartments had harmonious proportions and were well lit, so the main challenges were to re-organize the program, establishing a connection with the attic that was vacant at the time, and provide the technical facilities of a contemporary home.
Project name
João Soares - Penthouse Renovation
Architecture firm
Atelier José Andrade Rocha
Location
Lisbon, Portugal
Photography
Hugo Santos Silva
The couple who owns the house had a clear intention about the social atmospheres. For them, everyone should be visible and part of the family, no matter if cooking, reading, or working from home. On the other hand, they wanted to be comfortable at night without feeling uneased by shadows and exterior movements.
Project name
Casa 15
Architecture firm
AM-arqstudio
Location
Braga, Portugal
Photography
Ivo Tavares Studio
An inner city hideaway. The complex was born from a project to recover and enhance the heritage of a vacant building with an extensive curtilage area. In this latter area, a single independent family housing unit was built, which we present here as Casa Prazeres 37. One of the main concerns of the design was to develop a volume as an anonymous elem...
Project name
Prazeres 37
Architecture firm
Fragmentos
Location
Lisboa, Portugal
Photography
Ivo Tavares Studio