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Center for Advanced Postgraduate Training
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The buildings complex where the Munipality of Guimarães now built the Center for Advanced Postgraduate Formation for the University of Minho, is located in the “Zona de Couros” (Leathers Zone), and relates to the rest area by a set of small alleys and paths that, following the existing small river, constitute the road structure in the area. The image of “Zona de Couros” is characterized by abandoned or transformed buildings but also memories, sometimes imaginary and subjective, that people developed from the fragments which have reached our days. From those fragments we can retain the treatment leathers tanks we can find a bit all over this area, the buildings and structures in wood and naturally the small river that was the reason for the installation of this activity (treatment of leathers) in this area. It mattered since the begining of the project process th… [read more]

Recent Work

House in AfifeViana do Castelo / Portugal

Architects: Guilherme Machado Vaz / 2019

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The house is built in the north of Portugal, in a rural settlement that was established at the foot of the hill and expanded towards the plain, which is used as arable land, and extends to the sea.
The land is separated from a chapel by a walkway, and it is located at a lower level. It is long (abo… [read more]

Liquid Pavilion at Serralves MuseumPorto / Portugal

Architects: depA / 2018

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The pavilion uses the Museum building and the Serralves Park as its raw material in different scales with one and the other. Firstly, the pavilion’s design establishes an indirect relationship with the Museum building. The pavilion’s design is a polygon extracted from the Museum… [read more]

Quinta do Orgal ValladoCastelo Melhor / Portugal

Architects: Menos é Mais Architects

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Ilha houses 6 and 12 off Miguel Bombarda streetPorto / Portugal

Architects: José Almeida Lobo / 2018

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From Miguel Bombarda street, a sloping passageway under a building leads to a small ilha (an affordable living quarter, typical of Porto and built for workers in the XIX century). Two long, painted, stone buildings, composed of 18 ilha houses, line an open alleyway.
In house 6 (17m2), a n… [read more]