Posts Tagged ‘Portugal’

Every Sunday, the Minhocão elevated highway in São Paulo is closed to traffic, reclaimed by the people whose vehicles it serves. Landscape architect Guil Blanche is regularly among the throngs of pedestrians who stroll through the raw cityscape: The highway almost seems to bisect buildings themselves, with windows and...

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Three years ago, Portuguese architect Joana Astolfi walked into the Hermès store in Lisbon’s charming and historic Chiado neighborhood to offer her services. She wanted to create window displays for the centennial French luxury brand. Fortunately, the shop manager told her that they were in the process of looking for...

Born in the seaside town of Oeiras near Portugal’s capital Lisbon, 30-year-old designer Gonçalo Campos has acquired international recognition. Gonçalo tells ArchiExpo e-Magazine about his story: In 2008 he was invited to participate in the exclusive group of young designers at Benetton’s design think tank, Fabrica, in...

Leixões Cruise Terminal, recently completed by Luís Pedro Silva, Arquitecto, presents a seductive, spiral ribbon that intrigues approaching mariners with luminous reflections from its curving facade. Located in Matosinhos, Portugal at the south jetty, the port complex is modest in size, yet manages to shelter sizable...

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