Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New Project + Partner To Come

Hi Guys,

This week started with great news: we established a new partnership with
Filipe Ganja (Deslembrados), a Stencil Artist / Graphic Designer and we sealed the deal… with what??? First with style and then with a Stencil in the office façade of course!
Deslembrados Logo
Bruno Preparing the Stencil
Arrebita!Porto Stencil
In the first meeting with Filipe we talked about how could we use this partnership in an unusual way and not only in the most direct application in Reboleira Building interiors and so we start developing some new ideas about energizing the whole façade of our office with a big project that will identify Arrebita!Porto and the great place where we work in ! We hope to bring people here, and to make our message arrive everywhere!
Filipe Ganja and Cláudia talking about the new Projects
First Meeting With Filipe
But we went further and start to develop a campaign to people continue to get in touch with the project, and we hope to organize an Open Office day where you can see the painting of the wall and you could talk with us to understand the project and to get involved with the project if you want. Take all your doubts!
And the least but not the last… be aware and in alert to Oporto’s walls. We will deliver some messages!
Greg Says Cheers!
Cheers! TEAM 6

Friday, July 19, 2013

Arrebita! Logbook, 4th Working Week

Hi crew! After one week we are glad to inform you that we have another partner! Ricardo Silva is a civil engineer helping us with the gas project.
DID YOU KNOW (creating large open plan spaces with kitchen in the middle makes entire room to be considered as a kitchen, in other words from the gas engineer perspective our building is just 2 massive kitchens, which need to be sufficiently ventilated – yey! lets drill some holes!)
We are working on the architectural design to adjust the building design to the gas safety necessities.
José and Ricardo sealing the deal
Talking with architects Natalia Solano and Rita Saturnino we choose colors and dimensions of the CABA and we will soon surprise you with our next “publication” of A!Booklet…
Meeting with Natalia and Rita S.
Discussing the A!Booklet
This week we finally opened the gates of hell and went to the Rua da Reboleira. Inspection of the building and fighting the massive blood sucking spiders was a lovely gateway from ArchiCAD and office work.
Fighting Massive Spiders
After the fight with the spider, Greg continued relaxing by creating A!Library and organizing all books and catalogs, while the others came back to real work.
Last but not least some great news. We have now gained some international fame (blink, blink J). One of the Brazilian newspapers have interviewed one of TEAM 6 members Yuri and described his adventure with Arrebita! and Portugal here (Portal G1). Ever since this event we spend most of our time hiding from paparazzis and crowds of teenage fans....
A week of enterprises need an happy ending so we decided to organize a meeting/dinner in A!headquarter (our house)  with the engineers Daniel Barbosa e Rita Ferreira talking about our next adventures!
Eating Tany's Italian Food and Greg's Tzatziki

Stay tuned and see you next week ;)
Kisses and beijinhos!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Team 6 @ Porto Vivo

The Meeting in Porto Vivo
Today we had a meeting with Ana and José from Porto Vivo SRU Society of Urban Rehabilitation that is involved in a refurbishment process of historical centre of Porto.
Discovering "Morro da Sé"
After a conversation about the work of Porto Vivo in the city context we were invited for a tour around one of the projects regarding interventions in Morro da Sé zone.
Discution in a Sightseeing near Sé
We have learned how such a great project as city refurbishment can come to life. Although, it is not always a bed of roses and there is still a lot of things to be done, but hey! that’s what we’re here for.
Interior of a block
S. Sebastião Market
Talk near "Torre dos 24"

Monday, July 8, 2013

Team 6 - The Best Is Yet To Come

Hi guys! We are Team 6 and we are glad to inform you that we are arrived to Porto, ready to do our best for Arrebita!Porto Pilot Project. We are Bruno Costa (Portugal), Yuri Piffer (Brazil), Claudia Ribeiro (Portugal) , Tany Vazzana (Italy), Grzegorz Maria Wabik aka Greg Wasabi  (Poland).
Tany, Bruno and Greg getting familiar with the project
We spent our first days becoming familiar with the project and meeting the people involved in Arrebita! whom we have to thank for the help given!
Greg and Yuri thinking about our tasks!
Our tasks (following the steps of the previous teams) are to develop the A!BOX and proceed the growth of Rua da Reboleira Pilot Project until we put our hands on the construction, hopefully soon! We will update you with more news!

See you soon!