Explore the best of Portuguese design at the London Design Fair

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Thursday, 28 January 2016 00:00

Misericórdia, Lisbon

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

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Friday, 22 January 2016 00:00

Leixões Ferry Terminal, Portugal

Luís Pedro Silva unfurls a shimmering ribbon of glazed white tiles to bring the glamour of long-distance travel to an industrial port in northern Portugal

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Wednesday, 22 July 2015 00:00

Villa Além, Portugal, by Valerio Olgiati

A 50m-long courtyard surrounded by monolithic concrete walls creates an air of mystery around Valerio Olgiati’s retreat in rural Portugal

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An exhibition at Montreal’s Canadian Centre for Architecture explores people-powered architecture movement in 1970s Portugal that overthrew a despotic regime

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An innovative take on the traditional Portuguese stool allows users to custom-build the perfect perch and keep a fire going at the same time

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A restoration project has brought the crumbling ruins of a Lisbon theatre back to life by enclosing them in vast planes of terracotta concrete.

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The Portuguese city of Guimarães crowns its year as European Capital of Culture with a bold, brass gallery by Pitágoras Architects.

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Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:11

Quinta do Portal by Álvaro Siza

Modernist master Álvaro Siza’s rather sober winery building in Portugal is a refreshing contrast to its more raucous peers.

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Wednesday, 12 October 2011 11:27

Pedro Gadanho's Colourful House

The Portuguese architect uses bright colours in this refurbished townhouse to highlight his interventions. Just don’t call the results “striking”.

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Tuesday, 11 October 2011 12:00

Olive oil factory by Ricardo Bak Gordon

The industrial flavour of Ricardo Bak Gordon’s olive processing plant is tempered by a drizzle of traditional Portuguese design.

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Barbosa & Guimarães’ modernist courthouse is an imposing symbol of civic strength rising out of a public square.

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Wednesday, 10 August 2011 12:02

House 77 by José Cadilhe

A Portuguese house has a facade perforated with “siglas poveiras”, ancient symbols used by local fishermen to mark their possessions and bring good luck.

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Monday, 08 August 2011 12:27

Lagoa das Furnas by Aires Mateus

A visitor centre by Portuguese architect Aires Mateus is a serene addition to a rugged volcanic crater in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:05

A Portugese Chapel by Pedro Mauricio Borges

The local priest changed architect Pedro Mauricio Borges’ mind about the location of this chapel.

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Wednesday, 16 December 2009 10:03

Portuguese Museum 1 by Eduardo Souto de Moura

House of stories is a museum dedicated to figurative painter Paula Rego designed by Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura.

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