The project’s main goal was to connect the two autonomous apartments on the top floor of a building in the Lapa district of Lisbon. The building – comprising a basement, 3 floors and an attic with a single fraction per floor – was built in the last decade of the 19th century. The main floor’s original layout, like most of them at that time in Lisbon, still has a continuous row of rooms that allows for different functions. The kitchen and the only bathroom in the apartment were located at the back of the building. All the areas were served by an extensive corridor that allowed for a transversal connection between the front and the back of the apartment. Continue reading José Adrião
The house, located on the north slope of Serra de Sintra, was built on terraces and through successive additions over time. All the houses in the village were built in the same way creating a body with a unique identity and character by the name of Eugaria. Continue reading José Adrião
Till mid of the 20th century, the site area was a farming territory in Benfica, northwest Lisbon.
A water stream (Ribeira de Alcântara) provided plenty water to assure fertile lands. Water streams and fountains were a landmark. Fonte Nova (in eng. New Fountain) became the popular name from witch the area was known. The site was crossed by an important road in Lisbon’s urban fabric: Estrada de Benfica. Continue reading José Adrião
The detached houses at Praia do Estoril are located in a privileged area in Sal-Rei, Boavista Island, Cape Verde. The location is excellent due to the great proximity to the city centre – within a few minutes walking distance –and the direct access to the magnificent beach and the dunes of Praia do Estoril. Continue reading José Adrião
Um parque urbano tem a função primordial de favorecer uma melhoria qualitativa do ambiente de uma cidade, promovendo a diversidade da flora e da fauna, a manutenção das propriedades de drenagem e permeabilidade dos solos, a sua fertilidade, controlo de ruído e fluxos de ar.
Permite também que os cidadãos entrem em contato direto — de um modo acessível e livre — com áreas naturais proporcionando bem estar. Continue reading José Adrião