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
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
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
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... [+]
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