// arthitectural / Porto

OODA
DM2 Housing


One of the most demanding tasks in Porto nowadays is the intervention on the major amount of old and historical buildings of Porto´s downtown. This project is a renovation of a 20th century building to convert to a 17 housing unit for students and young people in general. The DM2 Building , located in downtown […]


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Pedro de Azambuja Varela, Maria João de Oliveira and Emmanuel Novo
Vaulted Cork Pavillion


The Vaulted Cork Pavillion was built for Amorim Isolamentos Lda., to demonstrate its cork building materials at Concreta 2013, a biennial building fair held at Exponor, Porto. This architecture and research project was developed by Pedro de Azambuja Varela, Maria João de Oliveira and Emmanuel Novo, who were sponsored by Amorim Isolamentos Lda. while studying in the Digital Architecture Advanced […]


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Oitoemponto
Portarossa


A breath of fresh New York air in Porto! Inspired by the cool feel of Little Italy, OITOEMPONTO has breathed new life into one of Porto’s forgotten corners, now home to Portarossa, the new pizzaria at Rua Côrte Real nr. 289, in the Foz district, one of the oldest and most distinctive in the city. Attractively designed by […]


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proj3ct
Rua, restaurant/bar


Located on the blooming nightlife district of Oporto’s downtown, RUA occupies the ground floor of an old building facing a narrow yet busy street. The vaccant space matched in many ways the traditional construction of Oporto old city center: narrow lots with high openings and ceilings, the extensive use of granite stone and local painted […]


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Topos Atelier de Arquitectura, Lda
House in Aldoar


The idea of a house structured by a continuous uncoated white concrete wall came to mind while walking along a Richard Serra steel spiral. It starts on the fireplace and extends to the plot limits. In analogy we aimed at two situations: on the inside “an emotion’s machine” and on the outside the object’s unity and […]


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AVA Architects
La Bohème entre amis


The Bar “La Bohème” (entre amis) is located in the “Galeria de Paris” street, amidst the downtown area of Porto. The redesign sought to implement and structuralize the space, creating its own identity. The solution was formalized through the texture and the colour of the wood, which defines the space and provides depth to the […]


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dEMM Arquitectura
Living Foz


Located nearby Oporto’s seaside area, Living Foz is composed by 40 apartments distributed over 7 floors. Unleashing 30 percent of the plot area for a collective use garden, a relief to the neighboring construction is obtained. The balcony angle articulation creates spaces enriched by contrasts of light and shade, exposure and protection, emphasized by the […]


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ARQX® [arquitectos]
Open Block


Inhabiting a separate block, torn by a band of light. A space, a house, a small detached house … that seeks to articulate its dimensions as a block where the light dig at his own will. The constant relationship established with the outside world and the demand for vertical and horizontal planes that are repeated […]


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