Articles tagged Portugal

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An Islamic cultural centre shows the younger face of the Muslim community in Europe

Odivelas, Portugal – In Portugal, Estudio Amatam delivered an unexpected proposal for an Islamic institution – at the request of a younger generation of Muslim European clients. 

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Lisbon’s newest concept store is like a futurist fashion-art gallery

Lisbon – Designed by Gonzalez Haase AAS, Tem-Plate is a new luxury destination aimed at exploring retail territories off of fashion’s beaten path. 

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Those eye-catching Portuguese soap bars have finally crossed the Atlantic

New York City – For Claus Porto’s first store overseas, Tacklebox Architecture turned a Manhattan store into a portal to Portugal.

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For fitness studios, what’s a signature workout without a signature colour?

Torres Vedras, Portugal – In western Portugal, a new gym designed by Estudio Amatam finds a colourful way to communicate with its tribe. 

Columbus by Kogonada.
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Breaking the Fourth Wall: Architecture Film Festivals

Around the world these events celebrate and showcase this other layer of architecture and here are three upcoming festivals to check out!

Mark A-to-Z: I is for Installation
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Mark A-to-Z: I is for Installation

This week, we bring you five installations that have caught our eye due to their meaning, visual identity or simply their excitement factor. Enjoy!

House with Blue Doors by Fala Atelier. Photos Ricardo Loureiro
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Fala Atelier makes one plus fun equal five

PORTO – A 20th-century home in the centre of the Portuguese city has been adapted into five small studio flats of approximately 35 sq-m.

Megalithic Museum by CVDB Arquitectos. Photos Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
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CVDB repurposes a train station as a home for stones

MORA – A disused train station and accompanying warehouse have been renovated into a museum for megaliths and prehistoric monuments in central Portugal.

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Grow green in the vibrant co-working space designed by SelgasCano

LISBON – SelgasCano turns Second Home into a luxuriously verdant creative co-working space that lives up to its name.

A colourful narrative in Portugal's landscape.
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The new Longroiva Hotel & Thermal Spa flows between history and modernity

LONGROIVA – A historic thermal bath in northeast Portugal shines in a burgundy glow after renovation by RA Architectural Design & Studio.

P-06 Atelier’s coherent design for the EPAL Water Museum resulted in a modernized, dynamic space.
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P-06 Atelier harnesses the flow of water for a museum interior

LISBON – Portuguese studio P-06 Atelier uses the content of the EPAL Water Museum to create a coherent, educational environment.

‘We bound the ruin with its surroundings without covering it and so preserved its dignity.’
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Metamorfose by FAHR 021.3

PORTO – An installation in Porto draws attention to a forgotten part of the city centre.