Refurbishment project of a House of the 40’s

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Refurbishment project of a House of the 40’s

The refurbishment project for a house built in the 40’s takes place on a plot of land that represents an irregular polygon configuration in a social neighborhood of the beginning of the last century in the city of Lisbon.

The house is characterized by a construction from the 40’s in the “Português Suave” style, with rustic stone, wedge and masonry openings, sloping water ceilings with eaves and red tile, and arcades of medieval evocation.

This architectural style, widely applied in schools, churches, palaces of justice and social districts, spread from the official architecture to the private one. It contradicts the use of concrete, material with which the European buildings of the time were built and it fulfills the demand for Portuguese architecture, personified in the figure of the by architect Raul Lino.

The “Português Suave” style was applied in several neighborhoods in the city of Lisbon; these are urbanization’s inserted in the effort initiated by Duarte Pacheco to discipline the expansion of the city and publicized in the official propaganda of the Estado Novo, namely in the magazine of the Lisbon City Council.

The house to be refurbished has an area of 340 sq. m spread over two floors and it will be suitable for a new use by the Charming Hotel, with 13 rooms and areas between 15 sq.m and 22 sq. m.




Under development


Nuno Ladeiro / Carmo Branco


Marta Bento / Bárbara Raimundo / Daniela Leite


Architecture, Refurbishment


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