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#02 Architects and Egineers, friends or adversaries?
Although key partners, engineers, and architects are not always aligned on the best path toward the same goal. Improving this relationship means enhancing the quality of the projects. But how?
Mother, daughter, granddaughter
The story of Vila Sarah is a story of love and family. Built as a summer retreat, it's a tribute to the wife of the person who commissioned it and has a simultaneously modern and romantic presence.
#01 How did it all started?
In 1994, three recently graduated friends decided to create a studio. What began as a garage band has today grown to include more than 50 collaborators spread across six departments. Duarte Pinto-Coelho, Marcus Cerdeira, Miguel Martins Santos, and Pedro Silva Lopes, speak to us about these 29 years of the studio's history and how it's possible to grow without losing the original values.
Spotlight: Pureza Vaz Pinto
A well-established financial department allows us to make informed decisions and anticipate failures. It's a bit like setting boundaries in the education of our children. Knowing that there are boundaries allows children to feel free within those limits and secure enough to explore and grow.
From warehouse to multifamily housing
The goal of this intervention was to create a harmonious ensemble with the neighbouring buildings and the street's design, promoting functional regeneration and architectural and urban valorisation of this area, which has been undergoing rehabilitation over the last decade.
The Palace and the Medina
Palácio dos Tavares, both due to its grandeur and prominence in the surrounding urban fabric, and its intrinsic value as an architectural object, occupies a prominent place in the heritage and urban context of the city of Tavira.
Spotlight: Sofia Cunha Pereira
Resilience, time and priority management, multi-tasking, flexibility, discipline and organisation are all qualities that I bring from my experience in Brazil.
Regional heritage with a contemporary approach
A few metres from Tavira Castle, in the extensive courtyard of a ruined building, a housing complex consisting of thirteen T2 and T3 bedroom duplex units is being built.
A new entryway for the town of Cascais
In partnership with NEXT Architects, a phased action plan was created minimizing the visual and environmental impact inherent to these operations and allowing the hypermarket and all its dependent areas to remain in operation at all times.
Spotlight: Cristina Braziel
The fact that I have the freedom to design the functioning of this department and now make it my main focus is very gratifying for me
Respecting the existing heritage and giving it back to the city
Framed by the Alfama Hill to the North and the Tagus River to the South, the Campo das Cebolas building has the distinction of being being the former palace and property of the Francisco de Assis
A new centrality
The building, intended for senior residences, is surrounded by a generous landscaped square, a future gathering and enjoyment place for both the residents and the city's inhabitants. Preserving and promoting the public pedestrian space, it contributes to the creation of a lively and lived-in cityscape.