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Location: Portugal

February 01, 2016 /

Villa Alem
Valerio Olgiati
Altentejo, Portugal

Nestled in a vast forest of cork trees in Portugal's rural Alentejo region, the secluded Villa Alem by Swiss architect Valerio Olgiati offers an ambitious reinterpretation of the courtyard type, at the scale of a single family home.

Viana Viana do Castelo, Portugaldo Castelo Multipurpose Pavilion by Eduardo Souto de Moura in Viana do Castelo, Portugal.
Photo:Joao Morgado - Architecture Photography
August 22, 2013 /

Viana do Castelo Multipurpose Pavilion
Eduardo Souto de Moura
Viana do Castelo, Portugal

The new multipurpose pavilion in the small North-Portuguese city of Viana do Castelo by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Eduardo Souto de Moura is a playfully sculptural addition to a prominent harbor strip.

Houses for elderly people in Alcácer do Sal -
Aires Mateus e Associados. Exterior view. Photo: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Architectural Photography
July 04, 2013 /

Houses for elderly people in Alcácer do Sal
Aires Mateus e Associados
Alcácer do Sal, Portugal

In Alcácer do Sal, in the Portuguese Alentejo region, the Lisbon based architects Aires Mateus have created houses - in plural - for elderly people as a new residence facility for the already existing Santa Casa de la Misericordia health center.

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