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Cruise Terminal. Lisbon

© Fernando Guerra

João Luís Carrilho da Graça . + divisare

On the Alfama slope, Lisbon is an amphitheatre looking out into the Tagus estuary. At the foot of the hill, on the flats of the early 20th century landfill of the port, the building of the new Cruise Terminal echoes, and returns, the gaze: a small amphitheatre, apparently with its back to the river, looks back at the city. Continue reading Carrilho da Graça


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Data Centre Portugal Telecom . Covilhã

© José Carlos Melo Dias

JLCG arquitectos . + 2015 Mies Award nominee

To the Northeast, facing the city of Covilhã and the Estrela mountain range, the long and segmented development of the Support Building’s upper floor, 335 m long and 20 m wide, largely glazed on all its sides, draws the limit of the water surface, as if it were a dam. Under the body of water, a semi-underground level establishes the connections between the Support Building and the Technical Blocks, and houses several support areas as well as the indoor parking. Continue reading Carrilho da Graça


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School Of Music . Lisbon

João Luís Carrilho da Graça . photos: © FS+SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura . + archdaily

When I first started working on this project I happened to be visiting Eero Saarinen’s School of Music in Ann Harbor. Even though the building is interesting, it struck me as odd that no music could be heard in the passageways, not even in the common spaces. At about the same time I watched a documentary about the Music Conservatory in Santiago de Cuba, it was an old colonial house filled with people, joy and music. Continue reading João Luís Carrilho da Graça