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Wooden “forest” forms an inner sanctuary inside Imaculada Chapel in Braga

This raised wooden structure, designed by Cerejeira Fontes Architects, creates a secluded inner chapel inside an old church in Braga, Portugal. Braga-based Cerejeira Fontes was tasked with renovating the Imaculada Chapel, a decaying church building built during the second world war. Rather than focusing on the existing building, the architects decided to instead insert a new tree-inspired

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Pedro Geraldes creates concrete control centre overlooking Portuguese dam

A gabled concrete shell that references local vernacular buildings forms a protective surface enclosing this control building at a hydroelectric station in central Portugal. Architect Pedro Geraldes designed the control and observation facility for global energy company EDP, at its site overlooking the Vouga River near the village of Ermida. The building’s main purpose is to provide

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Architects petition to save Venturi Scott Brown’s San Diego art museum

Over 70 architects, critics and preservationists have signed a petition to prevent the “tremendous mistake” of demolishing parts of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown’s Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, to make way for an expansion by Selldorf Architects. Architects Terry Farrell, Robert AM Stern and Toshiko Mori, critic Paul Goldberger, curator Martino Stierli, and historian Charles Jencks are

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