Lisbon’s concrete cruise terminal is topped with rooftop viewing platform

Passengers arriving at the João Luís Carrilho da Graça-designed cruise terminal in Lisbon can use a series of ramps to reach a rooftop viewing platform that offers a panorama of the Tagus river. João Luís Carrilho da Graça won an international competition in 2010 to oversee the project for a terminal building in the Portuguese

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Santa Clara 1728, Lisbon

A warm, welcoming boutique hotel in Lisbon’s Alfama district

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Zero Zero

Traveling is something unique. Sounds very obvious but it truly puts you in contact with cultural and gastronomic diversities which enormously enrich you as a person and broaden your perspective. While in Lisbon, we had the chance to get familiar with …

Geometric bas-relief patterns decorate monolithic Egyptian Embassy in Lisbon

Portuguese studio Promontorio Architects has completed the new Embassy of Egypt in Lisbon, which features robust concrete walls covered with bas-relief patterns that recall traditional Egyptian motifs. The embassy is located in Lisbon’s affluent Restelo district, where many of the neighbouring detached villas from the 1940s and 1950s have been converted for diplomatic use. With

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A Portuguese Winery Becomes A Family Home

Dusky-pink lime mortar has given new life to a winery in the south of Portugal: Lisbon-based practice Extrastudio has transformed the space into a family home with a black-bottomed swimming pool.
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A House For An Artist

‘House for an Artist’ boasts a dual purpose, designed considering the aesthetic value of an artist studio and the functionality of a family home. Situated in Lisbon, the project has been designed by local architecture firm, Extrastudio.
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Tapisco

Rua D. Pedro V is the main street in the Principe Real area of Lisbon. It leads you down into Bairro Alto and up to Casa Amora. On your way… Read More

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Casa Amora

If you are following me on Instagram, you might have noticed we recently were in Lisbon. It was my first time in the capital of Portugal. A friend of ours… Read More

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48h. Lisbon

08:00 – Breakfast at Casa Amora Casa Amora, R. João Penha 13, 1250-131 Lisboa, website 10:00 – Coffebreak at Fabrica Coffee Roasters Fabrica Coffee Roasters, Rua das Flores 63, website… Read More

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Lisbon for the first time

One week after our Paris trip, we took off to Lisbon. A city I was visiting for the first time. I spend quite some Summer holidays in Portugal with my… Read More

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Bak Gordon converts traditional Lisbon house into apartments with private courtyard

Bak Gordon Arquitectos has renovated a house in the Lapa area of Lisbon, transforming it into a pair of apartments that share a secluded courtyard garden and swimming pool. The narrow five-storey building with a small rear courtyard is typical of the urban fabric in this neighbourhood, where compact streets overlook the Tagus river and

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Extrastudio transforms Portuguese winery into house covered with rough red mortar

Lisbon-based practice Extrastudio has converted a winery in southern Portugal into a family home by covering its walls with red-pigmented mortar, introducing light wells and adding a black-bottomed swimming pool. The former winery was built by the client’s grandparents in the 20th century. After inheriting the building, they tasked Extrastudio to create a family residence on the site located in Azeitao,

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Sunday Sanctuary: Santa Clara

If I lived in this beautiful space I think I would abide by the simplest of itineraries… Wake up to the sunshine on my face, then move to the chicest of chic baths for a fresh start to the day, then I think I would take advantage of the perfect interior furnishings while reading the […]

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Postcards From Lisbon

Last month I was in Lisbon for my friend Lisa’s hen do. As I was there to celebrate with her there wasn’t much time to explore the city but I still managed to take a few snaps here and there.

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Good Girls Wear Gingham

A couple of months ago I discovered a new British brand, Justine Tabak. She works with small local manufacturers and uses mostly British made fabrics.

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French Girl

Okay, so I’m not a French girl but I do love their style and brands, and when a French girl with immaculate style starts a new clothing brand my ears prick up.

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Timelapse movie by Alejandro Villanueva shows Amanda Levete’s sinuous MAAT museum

This movie by videographer Alejandro Villanueva captures the wave-like form of Lisbon’s MAAT contemporary art museum, designed by Amanda Levete’s firm AL_A, as light shifts from day to night. Villaneueva’s movie captures the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) during its opening in October 2016. It is the latest in a series of videos by Villaneueva, who has also captured Snøhetta’s

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Huge window frames garden views from boxy Lisbon apartment extension

One wall of this petite extension to a Lisbon apartment by RCJV Arquitectos is made entirely from glass – providing its owners with views of the courtyard gardens below. The Lisbon-based studio added the 10-square-metre extension to the first-floor apartment, boosting its size to 110 square metres and providing a new dining area for a family. Located at the

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Our latest Pinterest board spotlights Lisbon’s fresh new architecture

From Amanda Levete’s MAAT museum to the city’s first Architecture Triennale, new projects keep springing up in Lisbon. We’ve pinned the Portuguese capital’s best architecture to a new Pinterest board. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›

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Lisbon Triennale exhibition spotlights advancements at building sites

Cartoon representations of construction sites, a report on labour conditions and pioneering materials feature in an exhibition focusing on the development of the building site at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale. The exhibition titled Building Site and curated by André Tavares focuses on the often unseen endeavours involved in producing architecture. The show, which is being held in the galleries of the Gulbenkian Foundation in

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“Building cannot be separated from the economics that drive construction”

Both Amanda Levete’s MAAT museum and the Lisbon Architecture Triennale opened in the Portuguese capital earlier this month. Together they prove that architecture is physically shaped by its fiscal situation, says Mimi Zeiger in this week’s Opinion. PR logistics sometimes brings together strange bedfellows. This was the case in Lisbon, where the opening of the nearly complete

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Architects question authorship with Lisbon Triennale pavilion

This pavilion created for the Lisbon Architecture Triennale mishmashes the architectural styles of three studios to question authorship. The studios created the pavilion named Form Is Form by raiding the back catalogue of each other’s work. The structure features mono-pitched, vaulted and cubic forms that echo the work of American studio Johnston Marklee, Portuguese office Nuno Brandão Costa and Belgian

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Footbridge forced to close as 15,000 visitors flock to Amanda Levete’s MAAT museum in Lisbon

A footbridge providing the main access point to the AL_A-designed Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon has been closed over fears of collapse, after 15,000 visitors turned out for the opening of the museum. The bridge has been closed all day and its entrances guarded by police, after unexpected visitor numbers raised fears that the bridge More

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Amanda Levete’s undulating MAAT museum opens on Lisbon waterfront

The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology by Amanda Levete’s firm AL_A has opened to the public, coinciding with the start of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale (+ slideshow). A photo posted by Américo Leitão (@americo.leitao) on Oct 4, 2016 at 1:45pm PDT Called MAAT for short, the contemporary art museum opened to the press on 2 October 2016 More

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First photographs revealed of Amanda Levete’s MAAT museum in Lisbon

Photos have been released of the undulating, tile-covered Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology by Amanda Levete’s firm AL_A, ahead of its opening in Lisbon next week (+ slideshow). The MAAT is set to open 5 October 2016 – coinciding with the start of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale. The building is the first phase of a new contemporary art gallery designed More

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Renovated Lisbon house by Cais conceals modern interior behind traditional facade

Lisbon architecture office Cais has renovated and extended an outdated house in the city, preserving its existing facade and creating an open-plan interior that extends into a new terraced garden at the rear (+ slideshow). Located in the Portuguese capital’s Belém neighbourhood, the plot originally accommodated a single-storey home that Colectivo Cais was asked to upgrade More

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Alentejo Country Hotel features log facades to match the surrounding cork trees

Vertical logs cover the gabled elevations of this rural hotel in southern Portugal, designed by Lisbon studio Future Architecture Thinking (+ slideshow). Miguel Correia’s studio Future Architecture Thinking – whose past projects include an angular red arts and culture centre – designed the Sobreiras Alentejo Country Hotel for a site near the village of Grândola, about an hour’s drive from Lisbon. The 25-hectare estate boasts gentle hills, More

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Atelier Central Arquitectos adds concrete entrance and golden walkways to Lisbon school

Atelier Central Arquitectos has upgraded the campus of a Lisbon high school, adding a pale concrete entrance block and a network of corridors enclosed behind slender golden fins (+ movie). Lisbon-based Atelier Central Arquitectos was asked to renovate the existing campus of the 1,260-capacity Vergílio Ferreira High School, which is set in the Carnide district of the […]

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Manuel Aires Mateus reworks the interior of an 18th-century Lisbon townhouse

Portuguese architect Manuel Aires Mateus renovated and extended the ground floor of an 18th-century townhouse to create this Lisbon home (+ slideshow). Manuel Aires Mateus – one of the two founders of Aires Mateus Arquitectos – was tasked with modernising the lower level of an ageing hillside residence located between Lisbon’s medieval castle and the Romanesque-style city cathedral. Named Casa na Rua […]

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White rooftops turn red during emergencies at retirement home by Guedes Cruz Architects

Fifty-two white-topped cubes make up the residences of this retirement home near Lisbon by Guedes Cruz Architects, but a roof turns bright red if someone inside sounds the alarm (+ slideshow). The Alcabideche Social Complex provides supported living for its elderly members in an environment designed by local office Guedes Cruz Architects to offer a mixture of private and public spaces influenced by […]
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Camarim Arquitectos pays homage to Lisbon’s decorative houses with a patterned-tile facade

The green-tiled facade of this Lisbon townhouse by Camarim Arquitectos has varying textures and opacities designed to reference the building that previously stood on the site (+ slideshow). Camarim Arquitectos designed the three-bedroom family home – named Casa no Príncipe Real, or House on Príncipe Real – to replace a building with a tiled exterior that is […]

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