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Looking over 2018 and looking forward

January is the time to prepare the incoming year, and reviewing the past one. During 2018 we were busy and enthusiastically welcoming in Lisbon architecture followers and experts, from many countries and the five continents. We did our best to meet the expectations of all who have joined us: professional groups, students, solo travelers, families, friends, lovers, and others.

The feedback was excellent. Each and every insight was special, and we have learned a lot. We also set-up new walks that are now available: public housing projects, and Cascais – contemporary architecture at the seaside.

It was intensive and gratifying, working with different partners, setting-up architectural events and tours. We have invited architects, landscape architects, engineers, archaeologists, historians, and other specialists to share their work and knowledge. Lisbon’s architecture was put into perspective by different approaches.

Our activity is driven by the enthusiasm of all who join us to discover L…

Aires Mateus architecture exhibition

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Historic monuments should host more architecture exhibitions! AIRES MATEUS Arquivo 1998-2018 - a great overview of the architecture by Aires Mateus. Models are key in the creative process of the office, and they play the main role in the exhibition. 
The idea of shaping empty space through the construction/materiality surrounding it is remarkably well expressed.
The exhibition goes with a free brochure with project drawings (not always easy to get..). It ends with a power point showing the buildings on site - with amazing photos and landscapes.
Not to miss! until January 31st at the Convento de Cristo in Tomar - Portugal.Post and photo credits: Lisboa Architecture Walks&Trips


New Walk! Cascais - Contemporary architecture at the seaside

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Beyond Belem, Lisbon's metropolitan area extends along the“Costa do Sol”, an urban region built-up along the seaside, ending in Cascais to the west.
The most popular images of Cascais depict a charming town with eclectic mansions, dotted around the bay, and the original fishermen settlement. There is however a contemporary nature in Cascais, linked to projects awarded to renowned Portuguese architects, following the turn of the millennium.
Exploring the seashores and the interior of the town, we visit some of these remarkable projects, focusing on the restoration of classified built heritage and new buildings. Find more about our walks: Lisboa Architecture Walks&Trips / Walks
Post and photo credits: Lisboa Architecture Walks&Trips