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The “Most Portuguese Town in Portugal” is Built Around, and On Top of Giant Boulders!

The “Most Portuguese Town in Portugal” is Built Around, and On Top of Giant Boulders!

Monsanto sits on the edge of a mountain not far from Serra da Estrela. The town overlooks the valley below, affording sweeping views of the region from many vantage points. The ancient population carved

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Fruta Feia Saves a Whopping 21 Tons of ‘Ugly’ Produce from Going to Waste in Portugal

Fruta Feia Saves a Whopping 21 Tons of ‘Ugly’ Produce from Going to Waste in Portugal

21 tons of food is a lot to waste, right? Well, in just six months, the young Portuguese collective Fruta Feia salvaged and sold this much fresh produce after it was rejected for retail sale because of

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Adjustable Shutters Allow for Optimal Daylighting in Portugal’s Miramar House

Adjustable Shutters Allow for Optimal Daylighting in Portugal’s Miramar House

The L-shaped balcony made out of thermally insulating pine shutters are foldable panels which allow for natural light and ventilation on the interior, as well as heat retention in the winter months. The

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Nomad Living by Studio ArTe is a Colorful Container Guesthouse in Southern Portugal

Nomad Living by Studio ArTe is a Colorful Container Guesthouse in Southern Portugal

This particular guesthouse is built from a 40-foot shipping container that offers ample floor space totaling 320-square-feet. Inside, a single room serves the function of living room, dining room, and

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Tiny Wooden Pods by Cannatà & Fernandes Pop Up in Portugal

Tiny Wooden Pods by Cannatà & Fernandes Pop Up in Portugal

The Nautic Club's modern small units stand out within the Abrantas natural park and traditional Portuguese architecture. They have a privileged view of the Tagus River and nearby green mountains.

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Guedes Cruz’ Social Complex in Alcabideche is a Comforting Green Haven for Seniors

Guedes Cruz’ Social Complex in Alcabideche is a Comforting Green Haven for Seniors

The Social Complex in Alcabideche is comprised of 52 houses and a support building spread over a well-planned 10,000 square meter site. Guedes Cruz Arquitectos write that “Portugal is not a

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The Pocinho Center for High Performance Rowing Looks Like a Winding White Serpent in Portugal

The Pocinho Center for High Performance Rowing Looks Like a Winding White Serpent in Portugal

The rowing center is divided into three distinct zones: the first contains the communal and social spaces located at the top of the slope; the second zone consists of 130 dormitories for accommodation;

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Light-Filled Three Cusps Chalet is a Beautifully Renovated 19th Century Portuguese Palace

Light-Filled Three Cusps Chalet is a Beautifully Renovated 19th Century Portuguese Palace

Working with limited space, Tiago do Vale decided to give the three-story home a vertical loft-style renovation that separates individual areas by level. The bottom level is currently the home's office or

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House in Melides Promotes Peace and Tranquility Through Modern Design in Portugal

House in Melides Promotes Peace and Tranquility Through Modern Design in Portugal

The House in Melides is separated into two major programmatic areas within the two stacked rectilinear volumes. The lower volume hosts the sleeping and service areas, while the suspended upper volume

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Recipients for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Named for 2013

Recipients for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Named for 2013

In Lisbon on Friday, five recipients were named for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Established back in 1977, the prize divides $1 million amongst the architects. Given every three years, the Award

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Charming Tree Snake Houses Stand on Stilts at Portugal’s Pedras Salgadas Eco Resort

Charming Tree Snake Houses Stand on Stilts at Portugal’s Pedras Salgadas Eco Resort

Pedras Salgadas Eco Resort is a quiet retreat in the Parque de Pedras Salgadas, a pristine national park in northern Portugal. The popular spa & nature park started with seven little cabins perched on

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Temporary “Canned” Andy Warhol Museum Pops up in a Lisbon Mall

Temporary “Canned” Andy Warhol Museum Pops up in a Lisbon Mall

LIKEarchitects was concerned to avoid creating a museum space that follows the whitewashed convention, and opted instead for a subliminal arrangement of four thematic rooms carved out of a maze of 1,500

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NoArq Extends Roof of NP House into the Ground to Enlarge a Home for Four in Portugal

NoArq Extends Roof of NP House into the Ground to Enlarge a Home for Four in Portugal

The renovation increased the home's footprint from 262.09 to 469.11 square meters with very little disruption to the beautiful site in Vila Nova de Famalicão. A covered courtyard accessed by all of the

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The Landscape Laboratory is a Beautifully Restored Stone Factory in Portugal

The Landscape Laboratory is a Beautifully Restored Stone Factory in Portugal

Located southwest of the historic city center of Guimarães, Portugal, the Landscape Laboratory stands in a rural area near the National Ecological Reserve (REN). The architects preserved the original

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Climate Change Could Alter the World’s Wine List

Climate Change Could Alter the World’s Wine List

Whether it is a fruity Napa merlot or an oaky and acidic Chablis chardonnay, any wine lover will tell you that each variety of grape and the region in which it is grown gives each wine a unique character.

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Pelcor Unveils Stylish Umbrella Made From Sustainably Harvested Cork

Pelcor Unveils Stylish Umbrella Made From Sustainably Harvested Cork

April showers? Bring them on! Pelcor just unveiled a stylish umbrella made from renewable cork. Predominantly found in Portugal, cork is impermeable, elastic and has a nice natural feel to it - which

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Green-Roofed Casa Cabeço Rises From the Hills Like a Giant Pumpkin Patch in Portugal

Green-Roofed Casa Cabeço Rises From the Hills Like a Giant Pumpkin Patch in Portugal

Whilst a north-facing plot should have provided ideal lighting conditions, MSB Arquitectos opened the home to the south as well to ensure that plenty of natural light would penetrate all areas of the

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Stone Environmental Interpretation Centre is a Sensitive Reconstruction on São Jorge Island

Stone Environmental Interpretation Centre is a Sensitive Reconstruction on São Jorge Island

The Environmental Interpretation Centre is located on the shores of the Faja da Caldeira de Santo Cristo on São Jorge Island on the Azores archipelago of Portugal. The islands are very remote and located

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Travesias de Luz’s Mar-Marea Is a Glowing Light Installation in Portugal Inspired by Water

Travesias de Luz’s Mar-Marea Is a Glowing Light Installation in Portugal Inspired by Water

An art installation of light located atop the old tanks of tanneries in Praça de Couros in Portugal, Mar-Marea by Travesias de Luz created a lyrical environment inspired by water. Designed to reflect a

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Plastic Bottles Reformed Into Stylish Birdhouses & Vases in Portugal

Plastic Bottles Reformed Into Stylish Birdhouses & Vases in Portugal

Serra da Estrela has a number of well known environmental concerns and re-foresting campaigns, such as planting a new tree for every sold bottle. The water company wanted to further its efforts and find a

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Shell.ter is a Funky Pergola Tunnel Made From 84 Ordinary Plastic Chairs in Portugal

Shell.ter is a Funky Pergola Tunnel Made From 84 Ordinary Plastic Chairs in Portugal

Instead of inviting people to come to the park and sit on plastic chairs, Shell.ter encourages a whole new association - a funky pergola tunnel that is tall enough to play under. Visitors can lean against

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CVDB Arquitectos’ Jarego House is a Naturally Daylit Home in Portugal

CVDB Arquitectos’ Jarego House is a Naturally Daylit Home in Portugal

The Jarego House is a gorgeous two-story home designed by CVDB Arquitectos in the historic Portuguese city of Cartaxo. The home, which presents itself as a white volume over a transparent ground floor,

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StarEnergy’s INTI Solar Charge Point is a Solar Charging Station for Public Spaces

StarEnergy’s INTI Solar Charge Point is a Solar Charging Station for Public Spaces

Portuguese energy company StarEnergy recently unveiled the INTI Solar Charge Point, a solar-powered charging station for mobile phones, tablets and laptops that can be installed in public spaces like

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Miguel Marcelino’s Gorgeous Three Courtyards House Hugs the Portuguese Landscape

Miguel Marcelino’s Gorgeous Three Courtyards House Hugs the Portuguese Landscape

Miguel Marcelino constructed the minimalist home in concrete, which keeps the interior naturally cool in the hot Portuguese climate. The house was designed with glass curtains at ground level and concrete

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Tranquil Eco-Resort Springs up Between the Trees in Portugal’s Parque de Pedras Salgadas

Tranquil Eco-Resort Springs up Between the Trees in Portugal’s Parque de Pedras Salgadas

Diogo Aguiar told Dezeen that the commission for an eco-resort aroused a strong sense of responsibility given that it would be placed in one of Portugal's most precious parks. This is why the team opted

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Swing is a Low Tech Energy-Generating Public Art Installation in Portugal

Swing is a Low Tech Energy-Generating Public Art Installation in Portugal

Oporto and Berlin-based design collective Moradavaga recently built Swing - an awesome low tech energy-generating public art installation in Portugal. Simply by swinging on the swings made with

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Portugal’s House: A Living Facade of 4,500 Plants Adorns Green Home in Travessa de Patrocinio

Portugal’s House: A Living Facade of 4,500 Plants Adorns Green Home in Travessa de Patrocinio

An ordinary 248 square meter tower could easily lack all of the necessary daylighting to keep it vibrant and fresh if carelessly designed, but the Travessa de Patrocinio is brimming with light thanks to

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Pop-up ‘Centipede Cinema’ is Made With Locally-Sourced Cork From Portugal

Pop-up ‘Centipede Cinema’ is Made With Locally-Sourced Cork From Portugal

Led by Colin Fournier, the Centipede Cinema is an urban intervention that demonstrates how easily exciting new cultural programs can be developed with minimal costs. It also reveals that cork, which is

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