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28: cathedrals laugh in the sun / Constantin Goagea
dossier: young portuguese architects
a dossier including four practices
Paulo David / The three public projects in Madeira represent different poses of a poetic and respectful manner of intervention into some exceptional natural sites.
32: stone boxes and belvederes / Located on a rocky cliff of Madeira, in an isolated rural environment, an art centre designed by Paulo David unleashes the topographical intensity of the site enhancing the spectacular belvedere.
40: architectural layers in a landscape / In-between architecture and landscape design, Camara de Lobos complex in Madeira, integrates a heteroclite public program (pools, gardens, seaside walks and a restaurant) on the rocky plot of former salt pans.
48: access inside the mountain / A pavilion hosting São Vicente geological history prepares visitors for an underground experience and synthesizes the exceptional landscape nature through simplest
Nuno Brandao Costa / Remodeling a farm as a product of crucial elections, an elevated showroom, a house that opens into the landscape and another one that inverts spatial conventional typologies.
54: keeping the poetics of a place / punctual insertions instead of changing space structures, rebuilding instead of demolishing, an extension that hides underground: Nuno Brandao Costa’s remodeling of a derelict farm complex is about essential choices.
60: small boxes / The house in Afife uses existing elements on the site and is designed as a discreet insertion into a rural landscape.
64: the elevated show-room / Functional problems triggered an unusual and effective design for this small building in an industrial setting.
68: the inverted house / The conventional functional structure is put here upsidedown, in order to allo the main space to open towards the distant sea.
Ava Architects / Two projects for the city of Guarda: both the Municipal Theatre and an individual house in the outskirts balance between object grouping and a permeable space-complex.
72: absent complicity / Ava’s municipal theatre of Guarda can be interpretated both as grup of autonomous buildings and as porous complex trying to connect to the historical city fabric.
78: an atrium and two wings / A central space organizes the activites and spaces of this dwelling situated on a difficult plot at the periphery of the city of Guarda.
Guilherme Machado Vaz / Beyond a scale and a budget, public architecture means creating social sites, be it a stadium, a cultural
center or some equipment in a parking lot.
82: a public cube in Custoias / Guilherme Machado Vaz designed an institutional building that contrasts with the non-descript surroundings and aims to attract people into its bright and colourful interior.
88: Custoias football field / The complex becomes a built topography that mediated between the natural ground and the protected assembly space.
94: parking lot in Manhufe / Or how to transform the most unfortunate of functions into an urban and design experience.
urban: plus architecture
98: a piece of the city / Metropolis Center articulates the concrete curtain of bucharest’s inner city ring and the historical fabric behind it and defines a genuine public space.
neighbors: hg ahitektuur
104: architecture for community / Former silo rehabilitated and exended by hg ahitektuur defines a new urban core in the heart of Tallin.
108: china, episode 3 / This episode will focus on the wall as a crucial urban element, on traditional housing and its accelerated disappearance and on the relationship between urban and social fabric.