The Lisbon Architecture Triennale and Luanda Triennale recently held an international ideas competition for a concept family house in Luanda, Angola, formerly a colony of Portugal. "A House in Luanda: Patio and Pavilion" called on international designers to create a concept for a single-family residence that pushes the lower-most boundaries of affordability as a method for accommodating the city's rapid growth  toward a large metropolis.

According to the competition promoters, it was the biggest and most successful of its kind ever to be held in Portugal, with 588 proposals entered. From this field of housing concepts, the competition jury selected 30 finalists, who will now develop scale models of their concepts for presentation Oct. 16, 2010 – Jan. 16, 2011 at an exhibition during the Museu da Electricidade. Five winners will be selected from the 30 finalist proposals and will be announced during the exhibition.

The finalists are:

  • Alberto de Souza Oliveira, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Alvaro Puntoni, São Paulo
  • Ana Isabel Ribeiro, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
  • Arne Petersen, Berlin
  • Aureliusz Kowalczyk, Tokyo
  • Camillo Magni, Milan
  • Carla Conceição Valente, Barreiro, Portugal
  • Cristina de Sousa Peres, Matosinhos, Portugal
  • Dean MacGregor, Colares, Portugal
  • Enrique Flores, Mexico City
  • Filipe Manuel Neves Saraiva, Ourém, Portugal
  • Hugo Proença, Carcavelos, Portugal
  • Joana Rita Gomes, Los Angeles
  • João Camarinha da Silva, Oporto, Portugal
  • João Gomes Leitão, Madrid
  • João Navas, Oeiras, Portugal
  • José Daniel Felix, Sermonde, Portugal
  • Luís Sequeira Brás, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Marco Simões da Silva, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Margarida Quintâ, Oporto, Portugal
  • Mauro Mariani, Piacenza, Italy
  • Nuno Matos Silva, Aveiro, Portugal
  • Nuno Miguel Fernandes Silva, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Pablo Allen Vizán, Valladolid, Spain
  • Pablo Forero, Botagá, Colombia
  • Pedro Reynolds de Sousa, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Pedro Sousa, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Ricardo Carvalho, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Shuichiro Yoshido, Tokyo
  • Véronica Sánchez Carrera, Madrid

To learn more about the competition and read the jury's report on its shortlist selection, visit the Lisbon Architecture Triennale website.