With a contemporary language and deferring to the environment, this house is located in the Lisbon quarter of Lapa, by the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga. On a narrow and elongated plot, the dwelling presents a facade with wooden lattices on the doors
So eager to modernize, the 19th century’s rulers did not properly weigh up the potential effects of their disentailment policies, leaving a vast pool of church property unprotected. In the case of the Convent of Beato António, what the 1755 earthquak
Campo de Ourique lies on one of the seven hills of Lisbon. Thanks to its location and to the geological composition of its subsoil, it is one of the areas that best resisted the catastrophe caused by the earthquake and ensuing tsunami in 1755. A slow
Centuries ago the Tagus River estuary was the widest. The space available along the riverfront of the Portuguese capital has multiplied after subsequent interventions carried out over time. In this strip of land reclaimed from the water stands the ne
Throughout its history, the Alcântara neighborhood in Lisbon, located by the Tagus River and at the foot of the iconic 25 de Abril Bridge, has undergone several transformations that have altered its natural landscape, with the proliferation of roads
With more levels and windows than it should, the house combines the rigid rhythm of small openings with an ordered interior where living spaces unfold left and right from the central staircase. The last floor stretches under a vault...
Spaces are assembled out of small gestures; curvy walls, color stripes, and painted doors produce different compositions for each one of the three levels. The facades oppose one another: one is ordered and heavy; the other is light and playful...
Inspired in the edge strip surrounding traditional Japanese houses, known as engawa, the project creates a social space in the shade that connects the Modern Art Center and the gardens of the Gulbenkian Foundation.
The design features two pieces that are joined by a light footbridge to keep the presence of a large closed volume from hindering the views over the river. The sloping surfaces seek integrating the new terminal into the roofs of the Alfama quarter...
After a period of persistent decadence, the old Lisbon evoked by Amália Rodrigues has become a desirable destination, already threatening to dethrone other popular tourist hubs, such as Venice and Barcelona. An unbeatable example of this metamorphosi
Between two party walls, the Praça and a courtyard, the new project for three houses links up with the scale of the neighboring buildings through the fragmentation into two volumes, using an architectural language that contrasts with the historical c
The new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon is iconic towards the Tagus estuary, and urban and landscape-like in the direction of the historical neighborhood of Belém.
A recreation of scenes on a large scale reinterprets Powers of Ten (1977), the short film about the relative scales of the universe by Charles and Ray Eames, revealing alternative narratives, political conflicts, and forgotten historic events... [+]
Located in a residential neighborhood of Lisbon, the Restelo House covers its rear facade, which opens up to a private courtyard, with a lattice that filters sunlight, gives the interior spaces privacy, and also functions as a lightweight protective
In August 1988 a fire destroyed eighteen buildings in the historic Chiado quarter, and since then the area’s recovery has been carried out in different phases. Aside from the reconstruction of the demolished volumes, the project takes the opportunity
Under a monumental concrete canopy, the Portuguese Pavilion for Expo 98 in Lisbon welcomes visitors and offers them a shaded space by the water facing the Mar da Palha. The building stretches along a north-south longitudinal axis and consists of two
Located in Lisbon’s Bairro Alto neighborhood, in the vicinity of the Príncipe Real Garden, the plot between party walls that is the site of this townhouse has an area of only 41 square meters, so there was no choice but distribute the program in five
A large central space runs vertically through the building, meant to become a structure of urban spaces with all its elements connected externally, just as in the historic city of Lisbon, combining different programs and functions...
A narrow white volume that looks out to the landscape coexists with an 18th-century townhouse characterized by its openness and the spatial fluidity of its interior spaces.
Complemented by two small glazed pavilions opening on to the street, a potent shell of reinforced concrete shelters the ruins of Lisbon’s Thalia Theater, built in the year 1845.
Located in the neighborhood of Belém, in Lisbon, the New National Coach Museum is part of an initiative to promote cultural tourism in this area of the city, with a great historical value tied to its role in the age of the discoveries. Elevated on a
This residential block goes up where two of Lisbon’s main avenues converge, and turns its prominent position within the urban fabric into the essential element of its design. The main idea of the project is based on the creation of a ‘mutant facade’:
Designed by Peter Chermayeff for the Universal Exposition of Lisbon in 1988, the Oceanarium is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city, and the square before it, one of the most dynamic spaces of the Parque das Naçoes where it is loca
Since 2014, the price of housing in Portugal has been increasing more than 6% per year. Lisbon was the municipality in the country most affected by this problem, infecting the surrounding districts and pushing inhabitants out of the centre. The exhib
From the early canvases in protest against the Estado Novo to her images of women in pain, Paula Rego defended a militant art up to the end of her days.
Saïd Hejal (Kronos Homes), who recently presented the project for two towers in Valencia with Ricardo Bofill, has commissioned Eduardo Souto de Moura – currently the subject of an extensive exhibition at the Casa da Arquitectura in Matosinhos – to ca
The jury of the first Leon Battista Alberti Prize, formed by representatives of the Politecnico di Milano, the Alberti Foundation, and Mantua City Hall, has unanimously voted to hand the award to the Portuguese architect João Carrilho da Graça, ackno
After a long period of decadence, the stately old Lisbon evoked by the actress and fado singer Amália Rodrigues has become a popular destination that already threatens to eclipse foci of tourist obsession like Venice and Barcelona. An unbeatable exam
Articulated by images, objects, and ideas rather than by buildings, the Lisbon Triennale questions the essence of architecture in the world today.
João Luís Carrilho da Graça construirá la terminal de cruceros de Lisboa. El proyecto ganador —que ha competido con las propuestas de Aires Mateus, Vázquez Consuegra y Zaha Hadid, entre otros— organiza el espacio urbano liberado en el borde del río e
«Portugal es un lugar donde la arquitectura tiene una voz fuerte». Se trata de una observación de Mark Wigley en una entrevista publicada por el diario portugués Público, durante el desarrollo de la Trienal de Arquitectura, celebrada en Lisboa entre
Architectural partnerships formed by classmates and couples, married or not, are quite frequent. More rare is the team based on fraternal ties, such as that which unites Manuel (1963) and Francisco Xavier (1964) Aires Mateus. Graduates of their nativ