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Portuguese Buildings

Key Property + Architectural Developments in Portugal, western Europe

Buildings in Portugal

Arquitetura Portuguesa

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Portuguese Buildings. We aim to include high quality buildings in Portugal.

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

Portuguese Buildings : P-Z (this page)

Latest Portuguese Building Design Additions

Portuguese Building Projects – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Shelter byGG, Guimarães, north west Portugal
Design: Gabriela Gomes
Guimarães Building
photograph : Joao Morgado

Guimarães Building – 26 Jun 2012
“Shelter ByGG”, a project signed by Gabriela Gomes brings out to public space a sculptural object that can be used as a living space….the creation of an habitable module, inviting you to rest inside a sculpture installed on a public space.

Xieira House, Leiria, central Portugal
Xieira House
photo : FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura

House in Leiria – 12 Jun 2012
Implemented in a slender lot from north to south, the project born with the aim of building a dwelling with a single floor. The typology was defined according to the best sunlight, as this is one of the richest of this Mediterranean country. So all rooms are oriented to the east, the living room (place more permanent) to south, the kitchen to west and garage to north where the functionality is the symbiosis of the project.

Povoação Pools, São Miguel, Azores
Barbosa & Guimaraes
Povoação Pools Building
photo : © João Ferrand

Povoação Pools – added 5 Jun 2012
The village of Povoação is located on the Archipelago of the Azores, on the southern edge of the island of S. Miguel. Protected from the sea by a slope, the building is going to occupy a plot comprised of a flat, rectangular platform already prepared and used by the Municipal Council for other outdoor sports activities. This platform was achieved by «sacrificing» the slope, imposing a cut that distorts its natural volume.

Pousada de Cascais, southwest Portugal
Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos
Pousada de Cascais Citadel of Cascais The Pousada Building Portugal Portuguese Hotel
photograph : Joao Morgado

Pousada de Cascais Citadel Hotel – 5 Jun 2012
This luxury hotel, Pousada de Cascais, is set within the walls of the historical fortress, the emblematic 16th century Citadel of Cascais, in the centre of Cascais. It is a place where ancient meets modern, and many of the rooms are dramatically set into the former barracks which makes each space a different experience, while others, more modern, enjoy spectacular views to the sea or over the huge internal patio spaces.

Portuguese Buildings

Major Architecture Developments in Portugal, alphabetical:

Paredes School, northern Portugal
Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes
Paredes Building
photographs : Nelson Garrido

Paredes School Building, near Porto
Patio Huguenot, Oporto
Patio Huguenot
photo : Pedro Afonso

Patio Huguenot
Paulo Gomes Archaeological Center
Paulo Alexandre Gomes Fernandes
Paulo Gomes Archaeological Interpretation Center Portugal
photo © Nelson Garrido

Paulo Gomes Center
Remodelling of Quinta de Bouçós, Friestas
Nuno Brandão Costa
Quinta de Bouçós Portugal
photograph : Arménio Teixeira

Quinta de Bouçós, Valença do Minho
Rossio Station, Lisbon
Broadway Malyan
Rossio Station Building
photograph : Fernando Guerra

Rossio Station Building
Salgueiros Housing, Lapa, Porto
AVA – Atelier Veloso Arquitectos
Travessa de Salgueiros Housing Porto
photograph : João Ferrand

Salgueiros Housing
Santa Isabel House, Lisbon, south Portugal
Ricardo Bak Gordon
Santa Isabel House Lisbon
photo : FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Santa Isabel House
São Jorge Castle Praça Nova, Lisbon
Carrilho da Graça
São Jorge Castle Lisbon
photo © FG + SG

São Jorge Castle
Scholar Center, Calvão
Filipe Lemos Architects
Scholar Center Calvão
image from architect

Scholar Center Calvão
Scholar Center, Gafanha da Boa-Hora
Filipe Lemos Architects
Scholar Centre Gafanha da Boa-Hora
image from architect

Scholar Center Gafanha da Bo-Hora
Sintra Natural History Museum
Sousa Santos Arquitectos
Sintra Natural History Museum
photo : Ismael Prata

Sintra Natural History Museum
Tendinha dos Clérigos bar, Porto
AVA – Atelier Veloso Arquitectos
Bar Porto
photograph : João Ferrand

Tendinha dos Clérigos bar
Tower Plaza, Vila Nova de Gaia, Oporto
Regino Cruz Architect
Tower Plaza Vila Nova de Gaia
image : FG + SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura

Tower Plaza Vila Nova de Gaia
Vodafone Building, Porto
Barbosa & Guimarães
Vodafone Building Porto
image © Barbosa & Guimarães

Vodafone Building
Waterfront – Ponta Delgada, Acores
Risco, architects
Ponta Delgada Waterfront
image from architect

Ponta Delgada Waterfront

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Major Portuguese Architecture – No Images

Ponte de Lima – Tourism Building
João Álvaro Rocha – Arqiitectos, Lda

Quinta de Bouçós Remodelling, Valença do Minho
Nuno Brandão Costa Arquitecto, Unipessoal lda

Sanctuary of Fatima – Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Fatima
A. N. Tombazis & Associates Architects (Meletitiki ltd)

Sao Gabriel towers – Vasco da Gama centre, Lisbon


School of Music of the Polytechnic Institute, Lisbon
João Luis Carrilho da Graça, JLCG arquitectos lda.

Sines Cultural Centre, Portugal
Aires Mateus

Sintra’s Natural History Museum, Sintra
Sousa Santos Arquitectos

Superior School of Education, Setubal
Alvaro Siza Architects

Tomar EMIO – Tomar Environmental Monitoring and Interpretation Offices
EMBAIXADA arquitectura

Torre Burgo, Porto
Souto de Moura – Arquitectos, S.A.

Tourism Information Centre, S. Martinho do Porto, Alcobaça
Falcão de Campos Arquitecto

Viana do Castelo – Library, northern Portugal
Alvaro Siza Architects

Vodafone HQ, Lisbon
Arquitectos Associados

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