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Portuguese Building Designs

Key Architecture + Property Developments in Portugal, western Europe

post updated 16 October 2021 ; 11 Jan 2021


Building Designs in Portugal

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Portuguese Building 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

Portuguese Architecture Developments : D-G

Portuguese Building Developments : H-I

Portuguese Building Designs : J-O (this page)

Portuguese Buildings : P-Z

New Portuguese Building Designs

Major Architecture Developments in Portugal, alphabetical:

Lamego Multi-purpose Pavilion
Design: Barbosa & Guimaraes
Lamego Multi-purpose Pavilion - Portuguese Building Designs
image from architects
Lamego Multi-purpose Pavilion
Overlooking the entire city, the leafy park of mount Santo Estêvão is directly related to the centre of the city of Lamego through the imposing Escadório do Santuário de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, which threads its way along the Avenida das Tílias.

Leça Swimming Pools
Design: Alvaro Siza Vieira, Architect
Leça Swimming Pools
photo from architect
Leça Swimming Pools
The project is situated along the coastal avenue, the mass of the building set below the road level to allow an uninterrupted view to the sea. Because of the need to limit construction costs and to preserve the landscape, the project had to make a minimal intrusion into the existing terrain.

Living Foz – apartment building, Oporto
Design: dEMM arquitectura
Living Foz apartments - Portuguese Building Designs
image from architect
Living Foz
The balcony angle articulation creates spaces enriched by contrasts of light and shade, exposure and protection, emphasized by the contrast between the white cast-in-place concrete and the dark Glass Reinforced Concrete. The geometric and material principle of the facades continues trough the external areas, creating landscaped spaces for playing, strolling and relaxing.

Logowines Winery, Évora, Portugal
Design: PMC Arquitectos
Winery Building Portugal
photograph : Joao Morgado
Logowines Winery
The winery has a total of 3,780.00 m2 of construction, distributed in two floors, with one partially buried in order to take advantage of best weather conditions / environment for production, winemaking, wine storage and aging. The winery assumes itself as an element that establishes a formal link between the traditions of the place and the dynamics of our days.

Marinha Grande Swimming Pools
Design: AGi architects
Marinha Grande Swimming Pools - Portuguese Building Designs
image from architects office
Marinha Grande Swimming Pools
The urban fabric of the site and its surroundings extends into the competition plot in order to give a stronger urban character to the neighborhood and create a seamless connection with the city. This grid and the different building volumes are then deformed to obtain an organic and fluid design which ultimately acts as an urban attractor for the area.

Marquesa de Alorna School, Lisboa
Design: José Neves
Marquesa de Alorna School
photo : Laura Castro Caldas & Paulo Cintra
Marquesa de Alorna School
Like many of these schools, it had two main bodies, one containing the academic and administrative areas, the other containing the gym and cafeteria. The two bodies were linked by the main atrium of the school and the covered playground.

Mata do Cabo Leisure Park
Design: Antonio Carvalho + Gonçalo Byrne
Mata do Cabo Portugal - Portuguese Building Designs
photograph : Thorsten Hümpel
Mata do Cabo, S. Joao da Pesqueira
This building is a swimming-pool and sanitary facilities for the Mata do Cabo Leasure Park at S. Joao da Pesqueira, Portugal. The park has a swimming-pool, a camping, a basketball/football field, a tennis court and a mediterranean forest — now an urban park.

Mima House, northern Portugal
Design: mima architects
Viana do Castelo house - Portuguese Building Designs
photograph : Jose Campos
Viana do Castelo House
MIMA started from the intention of planning a dwelling which would respond directly to the lifestyle of today’s societies. How can architecture adapt to the quick life changes and ambitions of a well informed and increasingly exigent society?

Municipal Theatre of Guarda
Design: AVA – Atelier Veloso Arquitectos
Municipal Theatre of Guarda
image : FG+SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura
Municipal Theatre of Guarda
The TMG is situated in Guarda, in a rural part of Portugal ‘s interior. The buildings are located in a central part of the city south of the old city limits.

NX House, Cascais
Design: ARX Portugal Arquitectos
House Cascais - Portuguese Building Designs
image : FG + SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura
NX House Cascais
This house took a real long time to come through. From the 7 years total, three of them were for paying the land lot, two and a half years to license it and two and a half more to actually build the house. In this interval, the context changed radically.

Onion Pinch, Lisbon
Caterina Tiazzoldi, E. Benamor Duarte
Onion Pinch Lisbon - Portuguese Building Designs
photo : Sebastiano Pellion di Persano
Onion Pinch
Onion Pinch is a cork installation originally conceived in occasion of the Digital Primitive Event (digitalprimitive.blogspot.com) proposed as a parallel event of the Lisbon Biennial Experimenta Design. It is a Babies and Adult Rest Station designed for the Cais du Sodre Lisbon Subway Station.

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Major Portuguese Architecture – no images

Loures Municipal Archive, Loures
Design: Fernando Martins / João Manuel Santa Rita

Malagueira Quarter Housing Project, Evora
Design: Alvaro Siza Architects

Municipal Library, Viana do Castelo
Álvaro Siza 2 – Arquitecto

Museu do Farol de Santa Marta, Cascais, Lisbon
Design: camara municipal de cascais

Oporto Museum of Modern Art, Oporto
Alvaro Siza Architects

Oporto University – School of Architecture, Oporto
Alvaro Siza Architects

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Location: Portugal, southwestern Europe

New Architecture in Portugal

Portuguese Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:

Portugal Architecture Designs – chronological list

Portuguese Architect

Portuguese Houses

Oporto Architecture Competition

Alvaro Siza : Alvaro Siza

Portugal building – Casa da Musica Porto : RIBA European Award 2007

Website: Architectural Tours by e-architect

Oporto Buildings

Lisbon Buildings

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