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Portuguese Architecture Designs

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post updated 11 October 2021


Architecture Designs in Portugal

We select interesting, design-led examples of Portuguese Architecture Designs.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Portugal. The focus is on contemporary Portuguese buildings but information on traditional buildings in Portugal is also welcome.

We have 5 pages of Portuguese Architecture selections.

Portuguese Architecture : main page with news + key buildings

Portuguese Architecture Designs : A-C (this page)

Portuguese Architecture Developments : D-G

Portuguese Building Developments : H-I

Portuguese Building Designs : J-O

Portuguese Buildings : P-Z

Portuguese Building – Latest Design Additions

New Portuguese Architecture – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Arroios Apartment, Lisbon, southern Portugal
Design: Tiago Filipe Santos
Arroios Apartment Portuguese Architecture Designs
photo : invisiblegentleman
Arroios Apartment – 9 Oct 2012
The apartment is part of a typical Lisbon old building. It’s long proportion produces a set of spaces on which the presence of natural light is the main challenge. The apartment is refurbished having the courtyard/garden as a central area that is totally open to the living room and adjacent spaces. The courtyard is the main source of natural light for the apartment.

Ajuda Housing, Lisbon, southern Portugal
Design: atelierBASE
4º nʼajuda Lisboa Portuguese Architecture Designs
photo : invisiblegentleman
New Housing in Portugal – 14 Jun 2012
“This project is very special to us. First, because the client is special – enjoys architecture, understands our proposals and modifications, and above all, is enthusiastic with the project as much as we are!”

Casa Mexilhoeira-Grande, The Algarve, southwest Portugal
Design: Marco Arraiolos
Casa Mexilhoeira-Grande
photo : Joao Morgado
Casa Mexilhoeira-Grande – 11 Jun 2012
This new house faces south with views over the estuary of Alvor. The building has bedrooms, bathroom and laundry at ground level. On this foundation rests a top floor of living spaces, with a sloping roof, and a terrace that develops along the whole facade.

Portuguese Architectural Designs

Key New Architecture Developments in Portugal, alphabetical:

Agueda Arts Center
Design: AND-RÉ architecture
Agueda Arts Center building
image from architects
Agueda Arts Center
The design of the CAA is considered as an accurate answer to the challenge of creating a solution to a specific context. This context, shaped by a global context, derives from the contemporary era in which we live, characterized by a latent and fair need for cultural affirmation.

Altis Belém Hotel, Lisbon
Design: Risco
Altis Belém Hotel
image from architect
Altis Belém Hotel
The Altis Belém Hotel is situated in Belém, on the waterfront to the east of the Bom Sucesso Dock and opposite the Belém Cultural Centre. It is a 5-star hotel with 50 rooms and a number of facilities intended to support water sports.

Arade Congress Centre, Parchal, Algarve
Design: Miguel Arruda Arquitectos
Arade Congress Centre
photograph : Luis Pavão and Nuno Campos
Arade Congress Centre
The Arade pavilion, with some metrical differences, sought to retain the memory of the previous building (Marques Neves canning factory), as well as the old brick chimney stack which constitutes its unique local icon.

Arriva Headquarters, north west Portugal
RVDM, Arquitectos
Arriva Guimaraes Portuguese Architecture Designs
photo : Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)
Arriva Headquarters

Bar La Bohème entre amis, Oporto
AVA – Atelier Veloso Arquitectos
Bar La Bohème Portuguese Architecture Designs
photo : Jose Campos
Bar La Bohème entre amis

Calçada do Lavra Building, Lisbon
Jorge Mealha
Calçada do Lavra Building
photo : João Morgado
Calçada do Lavra Building

Casa da Música, Oporto
Rem Koolhaas Architects, OMA
Casa da Musica Portugal
photo : Phillipe Ruault
Casa da Musica

Casa Dos Cubos, Tomar
Casa Dos Cubos Portuguese Architecture Designs
photo : DMF
Casa Dos Cubos

Casa M.B., Óbidos, Leiria
Brito.Rodriguez Arquitectura
Óbidos house
photograph : Brito.Rodriguez Arquitectura
Óbidos house

Casa Oliveira de Frades, north Portugal
RVDM, Arquitectos
Casa Oliveira de Frades Portuguese Architecture Designs
photo : Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)
Casa Oliveira de Frades

Casa Turismo Ponte de Lima
João Álvaro Rocha
Casa Turismo Ponte de Lima
photo : Luís Ferreira Alves
Casa Turismo Ponte de Lima

Castelo de Castelo Novo, Fundão
Luís Miguel Correia & Nelson Mota
Castelo de Castelo Novo Portuguese Architecture Designs
photo : FG+SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura
Castelo de Castelo Novo

The Champalimaud Foundation
Charles Correa Associates with RMJM
Lisbon Research Center Portuguese Architecture Designs
image from architects
Lisbon Research Center

Church of Marco de Canaveses
Alvaro Siza Vieira
Church of Macro de Canaveses
photo from Alvaro Siza
Church of Marco de Canaveses

Cork House, Esposende
Arquitectos Anónimos
Cork House Portugal
photo © Ivo Canelas
Cork House Portugal

More Portuguese Architecture online soon

Major Portuguese Architecture – No Images

Alcântara-Marx redevelopment, Lisbon
Design: Jean Nouvel Architects

Alvaro Siza Office, Oporto

Design: Alvaro Siza Architects

Ar de Rio Esplanade Pavilion, Vila Nova de Gaia
Design: menos e mais/vieira de campos+cristina guedes

Aveiro University Library, Aveiro

Alvaro Siza Architects

Badajoz project, Portugal
Architecture competition win 1999

Barreiro College of Technology, Barreiro
ARX Portugal

Blood Bank centre
ARX Portugal

Bridge, Coimbra, Portugal
Cecil Balmond / AGU (Arup – Advanced Geometry Unit)

Capelinhos, Volcano Interpretation Center, Horta, Fayal Island, Azores
Nuno Ribeiro Lopes, Arquitectos Lda

Chiado Fire Site Development, Chiado, Lisbon

Alvaro Siza Architects

Corno de Bico’s Nature Interpretation Centre, Paredes de Coura
Atelier da Bouça, Filipa Guerreiro e Tiago Correia, arquitectos

More Portuguese Architecture online soon

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