As the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology opened in Lisbon, a new wave of European architects exhibiting alongside it asked if extravagant, self-consciously sculptural buildings have had their time
A group of architects in the Portuguese capital is fixing like-minded tenants up with vacant spaces, and the creative spirit is spilling out into the streets. Syma Tariq paid them a visit
The architect’s esoteric collection of objects plays past against present, with ancient Greek pots alongside Sex Pistols magazines. It is a theme she explores in many of her buildings, from Selfridges Birmingham (Icon’s first cover) to the new V&A courtyard
Marco Sousa Santos has used traditional Portuguese craftsmanship and local timber to create a furniture collection inspired by his home city of Lisbon.
A restoration project has brought the crumbling ruins of a Lisbon theatre back to life by enclosing them in vast planes of terracotta concrete.
Charles Correa’s medical research centre in Lisbon is a private building that has turned over half its site to dramatic public spaces.
An apartment building in Cascais, Portugal,acts as a large-scale sculpture connectingthe surrounding park to the coast.