Located in the cosmopolite Lisbon, the C+P House, designed by Gonçalo das Neves Nunes is an imposing contemporary house, made of concrete, glass and a touch of walnut. Due to the site’s topography, the house allows two entries, on two different levels. Its raw monolithic aspect is softened by the large range of terraces and balconies, which create a flawless balance and a smooth transition between environments. The interior looks a little bit cold (thanks to the abundance of concrete), but the floor-to-ceiling windows allow a good light penetration and the walnut furniture and flooring create a more lively atmosphere.
All the social zones are organized at the main floor while the private areas can be found at the upper floor. A large courtyard surrounds the house. From the lower level terrace you have direct access to the swimming pool. The C+P House is sumptuous (it spreads over 3,466 square feet). Despite its massive aspect, it can be also defined a space characterized by a significant amount of privacy, calm and tranquility. You can check a whole range of photos made by Fernando Guerra, below.
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts
A good building should make you want to look at it. Even if not always liked by passers-by, it should always make them feel something. Manchester Metropolitan’s University’s business school is a building that effortlessly fits this criteria. Indeed for many, the building by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is their first taste of the architecture of Manchester as they travel along the arterial road, Mancunian Way. With its distinct ski-slope roof, and glittering mirrored appearance, it provides a flash of silver, and a dazzling break from the dull greys of the motorway, greeting motorists in a slightly space-age way as they enter the city