Best of Portugal

We choose Portugal for the weekly best, ten projects to take a look at the “new” country.

Fala Atelier, Garage house, Lisbona 2016, vista della cucina
Ten projects in Portugal, mostly by young architects, among the ones recently published on Single family houses and refurbishments, low cost apartments and tourists housing, they are contemporary but they mantain a relationship with the previous architecture, each one in its own way.

– WAATAA’s project in Lisbon focused on the conversion of commercial spaces into living spaces, with coloured volumes that organize the functions and define the space of the house.

– Portuguese architect Paulo Martins renovated a vacation house in Aveiro, using clear colours and a minimalist language in order to maximize the bounds.

– The house in Praia da Costa Nova by Lousinha Arquitectos is a compact mass to which small parallelepipedic portions are subtracted to mark special events: entrances, porches and balconies.

– Martins Architecture Office has renovated a single family house in Braga exploring a sense of light, anchored to the vertical acesses organized through half floors.

– Portuguese studio João Mendes Ribeiro designed an inclusive, elegant and cosmopolitan shop in Lisbon, that enhances and complements Claus Porto’s strong identity.

– In an attempt to improve what seems to be a hopless state of the art in local architecture, Miguel Marcelino renovated an apartment in Odivelas, Portugal, giving it a soul.

– In Lisbon, Fala Atelier converted a garage into a house, leaving the structure in its original state and giving the space an industrial, yet cozy touch.

– Located on a privileged site in dialogue with the D. Luís I bridge in Porto, NMS and Hugo Ferreira renewed an housing building, articulating different levels of privacy within the excavated granite.

Top: Fala Atelier, Garage house, Lisbon 2016

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